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HSC February 2024 Poetry Section

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(Poetry and Appreciation)

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.  

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.  

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.  

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

(a) The poet is blunt and direct in his expression of love.

(b) Internal beauty is as important as the external beauty.

(c) The poet is in love with lady’s outward beauty.

(d) Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder.

(b) Internal beauty is as important as the external beauty.

(d) Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder.

her hair———- her eyes———-
 Lady’s beauty – a cloudless starry night 
Her mind———- her smile———-
her hair- raven, wavy, black, long hair her eyes- a perfect blend of light and darkness, (bright and dark)
 Lady’s beauty – a cloudless starry night 
her mind- at peace with all below a heart her smile- winning, soft, calm and eloquent

According to me, a beautiful person is one whose mind and heart are soft and kind. The person who spreads love and compassion to all has the real beauty. The outer beauty is enhanced by the sensitive and sweet nature of such person.

Examples of ‘Antithesis’

i) And all that’s best of dark and bright.

Explanation: The opposite ideas – dark and bright – are used.

ii) One shade the more, one ray the less.

Explanation: The opposite ideas – more and less – are used.

I see beauty in musicians’ hands.
They are making songs for many bands.
I consider their toil as beauty of nature.
As they are building their family’s future.

Composed by – Prof. Tushar Chavan
Don’t follow beauty
As beauty kills duty
Real beauty lies in mind
For it, be sweet and kind.

Beauty is temporary
It hasn’t place in memory
Be gentle and always good
Remain in a happy mood.

Beauty makes boys mad
Beloved becomes better than Dad
Give importance to family
Always be joyful n jolly.

Composed by- Prof. Raju Phutane
Inner beauty we can’t see,
Outer beauty they may be,
Outer beauty we can show,
But inner beauty has its own glow.

Composed by- Prof. Sayyad Abhishek.
God gives us beauty
Whether it’s good or bad
Have to accept as gaiety
Whatever we have, never become sad.

Composed by – Prof. D. A. Kamble

Beauty lies in beholders eyes,
Happy hearts feels everything nice and wise,
Whether it is round or square,
Red or green ,masked or bare.

Composed by – Prof. Sudam Deshmukh
In fields of flowers, beauty blooms bright,
Sparkling stars dance in the night.
Colors like rainbows, oh so grand,
Beauty’s everywhere, hand in hand.

Composed by – Prof. Bhushan Thakur
Beauty, a treasure untold,
In every smile, it takes hold,
In blooming flowers, it thrives,
A magic that touches our lives.

Composed by student – Manisha Shalgar
Beauty is in being kind,
It lies in our own mind.
Beauty is not having long hair,
But planting trees and taking care.
Beauty is not in man or woman,
It is in being a loving human.

Comppsed by Student : Sonali Mane
With each step he takes,
he paints the world with the brushstrokes of his own unique beauty.
With a heart as vast as the sky,
he spreads the warmth of his beauty like the sun’s gentle rays.

Composed by – Prof. Rajesh Ambadkar
In sky stars are glowing at night,
Beauty whispers with pure delight.
In gentle smiles and laughter’s grace,
Beauty dances in every space.
In art,in words,in nature’s call,
Beauty shines,enchanting all.

Composed by – Prof. Vinod Bande
Beauty makes us smile,
It lies in the eyes,
Everyone is beautiful on every mile,
Beauty has no colour or size.

Composed by: Samruddhi Ambaskar
Beauty is truth, truth is beauty.
Be honest in your duty,
To get the blessings of deity,
And remain forever happy and gaiety.

Composed By- Prof. Vaishali Jane.
Beauty is the thing divine
It makes one’s life shine
Beauty is the life’s best surprise
It lies in the beholder’s eyes.

Composed by – Prof. Kailas Mahajan
Beauty is God’s blessing,
God gives without thinking .
Real beauty reflects in our nature.
This nature makes our bright future.

Composed by – Prof. Sathe P. S.
Radhabai Kale Mahila Mahavidyalaya Ahmednagar
Poetic creation on ‘Beauty’
Life is a challenge
Hurdles are plenty
Facing with courage
Is a real beauty.

Rosy lips, black black hair
Smiling face, calm and fair
Full of love, eyes are pretty
You are my goddess of beauty.

I lived alone in the selfish world
Hurting always and full of cruelty
You met me and sang like a bird
Then I learnt the meaning of beauty.

Composed by – Prof. D. J. Futane
Beauty is very simple,
It’s a smile with a dimple.
Beauty is a grace,
Just keep a smiley face.

Composed by – Prof. Sajid Maner

HSC Board February 2024 Prose Section

(B) Appreciation:(4)

Read the extract and write the appreciation of the poem.(4)

They hear no sound, the swell is strong,
Though the wind hath fallen they drift along;
Till the vessel strikes with a shivering shock,
“Oh Christ! It is the Inchcape Rock!”  

Sir Ralph the Rover tore his hair,
He curst himself in his despair;
The waves rush in on every side,
The ship is sinking beneath the tide.  

But even is his dying fear,
One dreadful sound could the Rover hear;
A sound as if with the Inchcape Bell,
The Devil below was ringing his knell.

About Poem and poet: The poem ‘The Inchcape Rock’ is written by the Poet Laureate of England Robert Southey. Some of his short poems are  very popular with  the school children. The poem describes jealousy and its harsh impact.

Title of the poem: The poem ‘The Inchcape Rock’ has taken as its title the name of the legendary rock which is the centre of all the events.

Theme: If you do bad things to people, bad things will happen to you

Poetic Device: The Inchcape Rock is written in the form of a ballad. Figures of speech like alliteration, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia and repetition are used here. As the poem was written in 18th century, it is rich with symbol, imagery and archaism. The rhyme scheme used in the poem is ‘a a b b’.

Message of the poem: The poem gives us a message that those who do wrong things will meet with due punishment.

My opinion about the poem: I like the poem very much as it contains a good moral story.

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