NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 15 Fog CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer

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Question

According to the poet in what respect is the fog similar to a cat? Do you think the comparison made is appropriate?

Solution

  • The poet Carl Sandburg observes the analogy between the fog and the behaviour of a cat. The approach of the fog is silent and noiseless, stealthily advancing on its silent, ‘paws’.

  • From a distance it seems like a cat on its haunches cautiously analyzing its surroundings before it engulfs the entire city and the harbour in its folds.

Question

What does Sandburg think the fog is like?

OR

What does the poet compare the fog to?

Solution

  • Carl Sandburg compares the fog to a cat.

  • The metaphorical expression ‘on little cat feet’ implies that the fog approaches noiselessly and stealthily, just like a cat.