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After Apple –Picking
– Robert Frost
Questions & Answers
Q. Answer the following question.
Q.1. Why does the poet say that he is done with apple- picking?
Ans. The poet say that he is done with apple – picking because he has spent sleepless nights.
Q.2. What does the poet see in his dreams?
Ans. The Poet sees magnified apples appearing and disappearing in his dreams.
Q.3. What helps the poet in balancing his weight on the ladder-round?
Ans. The instep arch helps the poet in balancing his weight on the ladder – round.
Q.4. What is the meaning of ‘fleck of russet’?
Ans. It means a very small area of reddish brown colour of apples.
Q.5. Why can’t the poet rub strangeness from his sight?
Ans. The Poet is overtired of apple –picking still there are a lot to pick. He has gone sleepless for many nights. He is drowsing off with the essence of the apples . whatever he saw from the pane of his window , the fact is far more different . so he is amazed.
Q.6. What is implied by the phrase, ‘just some human sleep’?
Ans. Here the expression ‘just for human sleep’ implies that human being is to have a litle rest after working for a certain period continuously. It is this need of his body system which refreshes to enable him to work again with energy. So he works in the day and sleeps at night . here as he is overtired , he wishes just for human sleep.
Q.7.Give the central idea of the poem ‘ After Apple –Picking’.2009
Ans. After Apple –Picking is a well- known poem on man’s encounter with the natural world probing dilemma of his existence. Here the poet gives reflections on boredom and drugery in the aftermath of the task of picking apples. The overtired apple- picker fails to enjoy his life amid the pristine natural beauty . The poem is trapped in the utilitarian ways of moderns civilizations. Its central theme is that modern civilization marked by the culture of excessive work for increasing material gain leads to no end.
Q.8. Justify the title of the poem , ‘ After Apple –Picking’.
Ans. After Apple –Picking is a suitable title for this poem. In this poem the poet gives his feeling for the overstrained civilization and way of modern life. Through the work of apple –picking . he explains his ideas, Apple symbolises a fruit of high worth from every point of view. The poet has a bumper harvest of apple and while picking it up gets overtired . Eevery situation reflects the poet view and all through apple. Use of ‘after’ symbolises far greater aspect of life which shows that after picking up the apple , his job will be done. What would happen after that will the poet sleep for now or for ever.