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Aunt Jennifers Tigers Wk.sh

Work Sheet Grade 12
Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers
Read the extracts below and answer the questions that follow.
Q.1 “Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering through her wool
Find even the ivory needle hard to pull.
The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band
Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer’s hand.”
a) Why are Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering?
b) What is the result of fluttering?
c) Explain: ‘The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding band’.
d) What is Aunt Jennifer’s state of mind?
Q.2 Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen,
Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.
They do not fear the man beneath the tree,
They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.
a) Why are tigers referred to “denizens of world of green”?
b) Why are tigers not afraid of men?
c) Explain-“they pace in sleek chivalric certainty”.
d) Define “bright topaz denizens”
Answer the following questions in 30-40 words each.
Q.3 “The poem Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” is replete with symbols. Interpret any 3 symbols used in the
Q.4 The limitations that bind Aunt Jennifer in her life do not bind her in her art. Discuss.
Q.5 Why did the aunt choose tigers for her tapestry?
Q.6 Describe the relationship of Aunt Jennifer with her husband.