Most often people keep silent against sensitive social issues. This silence can be interpreted as some kind of stammer. Do you agree with this argument? Express your views in the form of a write-up.
(Hints: fear of social seclusion - public reaction - self-centeredness)

Score: 6
March 2020

Read the lines from the poem ‘Stammer and answer the questions that follow:
Stammer is the silence that falls
between the word and its meaning
just as lameness is the
Silence that falls between
the word and deed

1. What is common to ‘stammer’ and ‘lameness’ ‘?
2. Identify the figure of speech employed in the lines.
3. What does the poet think of ‘stammer’?

Score: 3x1=3
March 2018