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Keeping Quiet NCERT Solution

Think It Out:


What will counting upto twelve and keeping still help us achieve?


According to poet being quite and still for some time like, till the count of twelve, it will give us an opportunity to introspect and understand ourself and others and time to think about consequences of our activities. This will help us to achieve unity and give direction to our life, which will result in uplifting of humanity.


Do you think the poet advocates total inactivity and death?


No, poet do not want total inactivity or death, he want everyone to remain still and quite doing nothing for some time in this fast moving world, except introspection as it helps one to understand himself and thinking about consequences of their activities and rejuvenate better.


What is the 'sadness' that the poet refers to in the poem?


In poem sadness refer to never giving our mind opportunity to understanding ourself and living a monotonous life without any direction. Working consistently still frightened of lacking somewhere and not having sufficient time, therefore being frightened of death instead of living their life.


What symbol from Nature does the poet invoke to say that there can be life under apparent stillness?


The poet want to convey his point that there can be life in apparent stillness like, trees seems to be lifeless autumn but, looks alive back in spring season.