The awakening age summary and exercise | Class 12 English notes | NEB The awakening age summary and exercise | Class 12 English notes | NEB

The awakening age summary and exercise | Class 12 English notes | NEB


The awakening age summary and exercise | Class 12 English Notes | NEB

Before reading

Discuss the following questions.

a.Why do you think people from your country migrate to another country?

Ans. Its straight answer is for livelihood. But these days, it has been different. Because of globalization, human ambition and many other factors people migrate to other countries from my country.

b.Do people from other countries migrate to your country? Why?

Ans. Yes, but very less in number. My country is lagging behind in development.

 Understanding the text

Answer the following questions.

a.Who are the people ‘who travel the meridian line’? 

Ans. All mankind are the people who travel the meridian line.

b.What does the poet mean by ‘a new world’?

Ans. The new world refers to the world of equality where the eyes of the people must observe the pain and suffering of the poverty.

c.How are people connected to each other?

Ans. People are connected to each other through sense of hope that one day they will ascend to a new height.

d.What can we gain after our perceptions are changed?

Ans. We can gain awakening age or the age of enlightenment after our perceptions are changed.


Truth and clarity can be gained after the perceptions are changed.

e.How are we benefited by new people?

Ans. We are benefited by new people from their work, wisdom and reality.

f.Describe the rhyme scheme of this sonnet.

Ans. The rhyme scheme of this somet is depicted as pleasant, enjoyable and wonderful.

Reference to the context

a.What does the poet mean by ‘the awakening age’?

Ans. By the Awakening age’ the poet means traditional phase of people from undergoing lots of difficulties and hardships towards the awakened and enlighten state. For this the whole world requires unity to live happily and peacefully. Such unity helps for the flowering of truthin the world.

b.Why, in your view, have these people ‘lived with poverty’s rage’?

Ans. The poet wrote the poem “The Awakening age” by portraying the sufferings and hardships of the African negroes and by appealing for unity and solidarity among the people of the whole world. In my views, these people didn’t have enough opportunities, resources, freedom, and education for the empowerment and to rise above the poverty rage. To raise from the poverty rage the help whole world is necessary.

c.Why does the poet appeal for solidarity among the people?

Ans. The poet appeals for solidarity among the people because solidarity and strong unity is the only solution where every human being race around the world can live peacefully and happily. Such unity among the people help to rise above poverty. After giving awakening as flowering of the truth is possible.

d.Does the poet present migration in a positive light? Why? Why not?

Ans. Yes, the poet present migration in a positive light because in this poem, he describes how migration can help people to eliminate poverty and how new opportunities, resources, environment, freedom and education can make a persons magnificent.

e.Nepal is also known for its economic as well as educational migrants. Have you noticed any change in the perceptions and behaviours of these migrants when they return home from abroad?

Ans. Yes, I have noticed many changes in the perceptions and behaviour of migrants when they return home from abroad. The first change in the perception is about how the education system is different here and abroad. We Nepalese people are a bit back in economical aspects compared to many northern and Europeans countries. Also, the teaching and learning perception in there is more practical but we are the periphery of theoretical learning. Although theoretical education is very important increasing for the knowledge and basic framework/concept for practical work in life, practical learning makes person more practical and social. Which is the difference in perceptions in Nepal and other countries (abroad). So, the such technique can be introduced by the person who have studied in abroad.

f.Relate the rhyme scheme of this sonnet to the kind of life idealized by the poet. 

Ans. From this sonnet, rhyme is depicted as a pleasant, enjoyable and wonderfully which people will have after they enter into new world awakening from their hards hip and difficulties. In this poem, poet indirectly introduces the issue of racial discrimination. Along with this, he also introduces the necessity of unity and harmony among the people of the whole world mainly to develop the entire human race.

Reference beyond the text

Write an essay on ‘The Impacts of Migration on Nepali Society’.

Ans. The major impacts of migration

Migration is the movement of people from one place to another with the intention of setting temporarily or permanently in a new location. Migration may be of individuals, family units or in large groups. It can be within a country or between countries and can be permanent temporary or seasonal.

It is linked with global issues including economic growth, poverty and human rights.Migration can have many social and economic benefits but also presents challenges. Lack of services, drought, flooding, poverty, criminality etc. can be the main causes of migration. Migration boosts the working age population. Migrants arrive with skills and contribute to human capital development of receiving countries. Understanding these impacts is important if our societies are to usefully debate the roles of migration on both the sides.

Migration has become one of the burning issues for the time in our country. It can have both pros and cons. Migrants are more prepared to take on low paid, low skilled jobs as well as help to reduce any labor shortages. It helps in the development of richer and more diverse cultures. On the other hand, immigration leads to increasing cost of services such as health care and education. Disagreement between different religions and culture, overcrowding etc are the major impacts of migration on Nepali society.

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