“The Earthen Goblet : Question and Answers” is a comprehensive article that delves into the intriguing world of earthen goblets. Whether you have always been fascinated by the history and craftsmanship of these ancient vessels or simply want to learn more about their uses and significance, this piece is sure to provide you with the answers you seek. Read More Class 8 English Question and Answers.
The Earthen Goblet Question and Answers
Who is ‘I’ in the poem? Who is the speaker in the first stanza?
‘I’ in the poem is the earthen goblet. The speaker in the first stanza is the poet.
What does the phrase ‘fragrant friendship’ convey about the goblet’s relationship with the flower?
The goblet told that it had fragrant friendship with the flower. Before the goblet was given its shape, it was in the form of natural clay. The flowering plant sent its roots deep into clay and blossomed a little flower. The clay was attracted to the scent of the flower and made friends with it. Thus the phrase ‘fragrant friendship’ conveys about the goblet’s relationship with the flower.
The poem has the expression ‘burned so warm’. Does the poet have tender feelings towards the goblet or the earth? What is your opinion?
The poet has tender feelings towards the goblet. The earth is very happy in its natural state. One need not show any tender feelings towards the earth. But, when the earth is given the shape of a goblet, it has to be burnt very warm. It causes the goblet a deep distress. Hence, the poet has tender feelings towards the goblet.
The goblet has certain feelings towards its present life and past life. Which life does it like? Why?
The goblet likes its past life as it was full of life in its natural form. In its past life, the goblet was in the form of unshapely earth. It had a fragrant friendship of a little flower. The earth was very happy to have its root deep in it. Just one flower was flaming through its breast. The goblet thinks that its present form is nothing but a death.
What common things do you notice between the expression ‘living breath’ of me and ‘natural stage’?
Both the expressions ‘living breath’ and ‘natural stage’ have the sense of ‘life’. The earth is full of life in its ‘natural stage’. The earth is very happy in its ‘natural stage’ when it has a fragrant friendship with a little flower. When the earth is given the shape of the goblet, it thinks that it loses its life and the potter draws out its ‘living breath’.
The Earthen Goblet” is a beautiful and moving meditation on the nature of life and the loss of innocence.