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My Mother At Sixty-six NCERT Solution

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What is the kind of pain and ache that the poet feels?


When she saw her mother's pale and dull face and motionless body. She realize that her mother is aging and therefore she was suffering from the pain of never seeing her mother again.


Why are the young trees described as "sprinting"?


Young trees sprinting shows energy and activeness that everyone had in their young age and it also show how quickly time passes and people do not even realise it.


Why has the poet brought in the image of the merry children 'spilling out of their homes'?


In order to show contrasting image of her old, inactive, dull mother and what she saw in her, death, sorrow and stress about her daughter. She portrayed merry children spilling out their homes as it shows activity, energy, liveliness, happiness, health and carelessness.


Why has the mother been compared to the "late winter's moon"?


Poet compared her mother to late winter's moon because of similarity in them, as her face was pale and ash like in color and lost it's glow due to her old age just like moon looks hazy and less bright in late winter.


What do the parting words of the poet and her smile signify?


Poet's parting word "see you soon Amma" signify the hope she had to see her mother soon again but, smile signify poets attempt to hide her pain and fear of realization of never seeing her mother again, with the help of fake smile on her face and farewell words to her mother, so that her mother would not stress about her.