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SAD I AMS

Practic
e1
I am

the ring
from an empty Cola can
the scrapings
from an unwashed porridge pan
the severed arm
from the last year’s Action Man

Read stanza 1 of the poem carefully. Then answer the following questions.
a. In stanza 1, what does the pesona compare himself with?
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b. Where do we find the things mentioned in this stanza?
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c. Why do you think the porridge pan is dirty?
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d. What could have caused the arm of Action Man to be severed? Give two possible reasons.
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Practice 2
Read stanza 2 of the poem carefully. Then answer the following questions.
I am
the envelope
on which the gum is gone the sellotape
where you can’t find the end
the toothless stapler, springless bulldog clip
the dried-up liquid paper
the mars instead of mends
the stamped addressed reply
that you forgot
to send

a) In stanza 2, why can’t the envelope be sealed?
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b) State the literary device used for the phrase ‘the gum is gone’.
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c) How would people feel if they could not find the end of Sellotape?
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d) What is the main characteristic of the things mentioned in the poem that makes the
persona relate to it? Why would he feel this way?
i.
The main characteristic:
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Reason:
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Suggestion 1: ________________________________________________ Suggestion 2: ________________________________________________ Practice 4 Read stanza 4 of the poem carefully. Then answer the following questions. Then answer the following questions. Moral value 1: ____________________________________________________________ Moral value 2: ____________________________________________________________ . what would you do? ___________________________________________________________________________ c) What does the phrase ‘the piece of good advice which no one seems to need’ mean? ___________________________________________________________________________ d. I am a garden overgrown with weeds a library that no one ever reads a stray which no one thinks to feed the piece of advice which no one seems to need a) In which age group do you think the persona is in? ____________________________________________________________________ b) If you see a stray animal.Practice 3 SAD I AMS Read stanza 3 of the poem carefully. what happened to the carburettor? ____________________________________________________________ b) How do we describe the battery that has no charge left? _____________________________________________________________ c) Why is the tyre discarded? _____________________________________________________________ d) What should we do to the things that we do not want anymore? Give two possible suggestions. I am the battery in which no charge is left the starter motor which remains inert the tyre on which the tread is worn the sparking plug which shows no sign of spark the carburettor choked by bits of dirt the chromium trim from which the shine has gone a) In stanza 3. List down two moral values that you have learned from the poem.

In stanza 2. Explain the line ‘that mars instead of mends’. a. Give the meaning of the word ’inert’? _____________________________________________________________ c. Why do you think no one wants to take the advice? _____________________________________________________________ d. What evidence would you give to say that the pesona could be an orphan? __________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Practice 7 Read the poem carefully. Then answer the following questions. Why do you think no one has ever read the library book? _______________________________________________________________ d. What do people do with used things around the house that they do not need any longer ? _______________________________________________________________ b. In stanza 2. Then answer the following questions. what has happened to the stamped addressed reply? _______________________________________________________________ c. Who do you think the persona is? Give a reason for your answer. what category of things is mentioned by the persona? ____________________________________________________________ c.Who most probably owned the Action Man? _____________________________________________________________ b. __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Practice 6 Read the poem carefully. What does the persona mean when he said that he is like the garden with overgrown weeds? __________________________________________________________________ d.Practice SAD I AMS 5 Read the poem carefully. How do we prevent liquid paper from drying-up? ______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ . a. Then answer the following questions. a. which word tells us that the arm of the Action Man is broken? ______________________________________________________________ b. In stanza 1.