Unit 5- An Irish Airman Foresees His Death with Answers
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Unit 5- An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Question Answers of An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
1. In which year W. B. Yeats was awarded the Nobel
Prize for Literature?
Ans. W. B. Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.
6. What was the occupation of W. B. Yeats father?
Ans. The occupation of W. B. Yeats father was painter.
7. During which time ‘An Irish Airman foresees his Death’ was written?
Ans. ‘An Irish Airman foresees his Death’ was written
during the first world war.
8. What was the name of Yeats’ wife?
Ans. The name of Yeat’s wife was George Hyde Lees.
9. Yeats was the cofounder of which theatre?
Ans. Yeats was the cofounder of the Abbery Theatre.
10.For which country Gregory died for?
Ans. Gregory died for England.
11. Yeats was a poet of which age?
Ans. Yeats was a poet of Victorian Age.
12. Who bridges the gap between the Victorian and the Moderns?
Ans. W. B. Yeats bridges the gap between the Victorian and the Moderns
13. Name the major influences on Yeats as a poet?
Ans. Yeats was greatly influenced by the poems of Rabindra Nath Tagore.
14. Which collection of his poetry contains the poem “An Irish Airman foresees His Death”?
Ans. The poem “An Irish Airman foresees His Death” is taken from the collection “The Wild Swans At Coolie.
15. Explain the importance of the lines “Those that I fight I do not Hate / Those that I guard I don’t love.”
Ans. Robert Gregory did not have any deep love for England. He says that whatever the outcome of the war it will make. Their lives were no worse or better than before the war began. So he has no hatred or love for the country.
16. Explain what the poet mean by “a lonely impulse of delight / Drove to this tumult in the clouds.”
Ans. By these lines the poet means that he does not fight for political or moral motives but because of his impulse of delight. His past life seems a waste, while his future life promises to be the same and his death will balance out his life.
17. Explain the metaphor “Drove to this tumult in the clouds”
Ans. The metaphor “Drove to this tumult in the clouds” explains that the speaker had reached the zenith of his flight as well as the zenith of his life. From here he will encounter his death.
18. The poem is written in a style (tick the most appropriate one)
(a) Complex (b) pointed (c) musical.
Ans. The poem is written in a pointed style.
19. What are the main thoughts of the speaker in the lines “A waste of breath the years behind.”
Ans. In the lines “A waste of breath the years behind” the speaker expresses his thoughts that his past life seems a waste, while his future life promises to be the same and his death will balance out his life. He feels that only death in war can balance his life of dullness.
20. Which part of Yeats’ life will be important for the study of the given poem?
Ans: Yeats’ last phase of life will be important for the study of the given poem. During these periods he sank into disillusionment and a sense of disillusionment led him to produce some of his best poetry.
21. Which collection of this poetry contains the poem, ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death?
Ans: The Wild Swans at Coole’
22. Explain the meaning:
(a) ‘Cheering crowds’.
Ans: Crowds of people applaud.
Ans: Sudden inclination to act without thinking about results.
Ans: Disturbance caused by battle.
23. Give a critical appreciation of the poem.
Ans: The poem “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death” surrounds the life and thoughts of an airman who has joined the air force of a country to which he does not belong and fights aginst a country for which he doesn’t have any enemies. The poem is to be understood from the viewpoint of a man who takes life as it comes. The narrator of the poem is one who dreams of dying while in combat. The idea of death as a mark of heroism. The time of the poem is the First world war and the narrator is an Irishman who fights for the British against the Germans. Yet the soldier does not feel any oneness with the ones for whom he is fighting nor does he feel any enmity against those whom he is fighting. He belongs to the land which is not going to be affected in any way either by the victory or defeat of the British. The language of the poem is lucid and it is about the choice of a young soldier. The language of the Ocm also depicts poignancy. The main idea of the poem is to show a balance between useless life and an exciting death.
24. What is the central idea of Yeats ‘An Irish Airman foresees his Death’?
Ans: ‘An Irish Airman foresees his Death’ was written in honor of Major Robert Gregory, son of Lady Gregory with whom Yeats shared a special relationship. Major Gregory, an Irishman and a close friend of the poet lost his life in the first world war while fighting for the Allied forces against the Germans. The central idea of the poem is the balance between a useless life and a valiant death. The time of the poem is that of the first world war when Major Gregory had to join the British forces against the Germans. Being Irish the soldier does not feel a sense of oneness with those for whom he is fighting nor does he feel any animosity for those who supposedly his enemies in the battle. He knows that the outcome of the battle is not going to bring any change to the condition of the people of his native land. The narrator is not in the battle for any awards of gallantry or laurels or to appear as a hero in the eyes of the people. The only thing that motivates him is the challenge of face-to-face combat in the air where death is a strong possibility. The poem is one of simple beauty and depicts with great poignancy the moment of choice of death by a young man
25. Name the major influences on Yeats as a poet.
Ans: Pre-Raphaelitism in poetry had a major influence on the writers of the Decadence as well as upon Gerard Manley Hopkins and W.B. Yeats, both of whom were also influenced by Ruskin and visual Pre-Raphaelitism. The second form of Pre-Raphaclitism, which grows out of the first under the direction of D.G Rossetti, is Aesthetic Pre- Raphaelitism, and it in turn produced the Arts and Crafts Movement, modern functional design, and the Aesthetes and Decadents. Rossetti and his follower Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) emphasized themes of eroticized medievalism (or medialized eroticism) and pictorial techniques that produced a moody atmosphere. This form of Pre-Raphaclitism has the most relevance to poetry; for although the earlier combination of a realistic style with elaborate symbolism appears in a few poems, particularly those of the Rossettis, this second stage finally had the most influence upon literature. All the poets associated with Pre-Raphaelitism draw upon the poetic continuum that descends from Spenser through Keats and Tennyson- one that emphasizes lush vowel sounds, sensuous description, and subjective psychological states. Yeats’ poetry was also greatly influenced by Maud Gonne.
26. Explain the importance of the lines, “Those that I fought I do not hate those that I guard I do not love.”
Ans: The speaker does not hate those he is fighting, but he also does not love those he guards. And the sentences do seem to be in a weird, reversed order here In normal speech, we would say “I do not hate those that I fight” and “I do not love those that I guard,” but this is poetry, so the syntax is reversed. There are no rules! Or, at least, poetry’s a place where rules can be twisted into cool, pretzel knots. It sounds really cool to write like that, but we suspect our man Yeats is probably trying to engage in some rhythmic acrobatics. Head over to “Form and Meter” for more.
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