The poet’s laugh reflected in the mirror is like Copyright © 2018-2021 BrainKart.com; All Rights Reserved. When he laughs before the (n), , he sees no expression. Now people shake v.               to unlearn all these muting things. Hence he wants to relearn how to laugh. Once upon a time people Like this video? the composer of the poem “Once upon a time”. that the arrival of a guest creates big problem. Since they’re non-venomous, boas don’t have fangs. third time they will treat the guests differently. false personalities or of his ‘many faces’. their faces coming from the heart when shaking hands or when laughing. people they don’t like. Come from the silence so long and so deep; Over my heart, in the days that are flown. The background of the poem is that i. The artificial smile of the poet bare (one's) teeth To display an angry, violent, or threatening reaction to or against something or someone, as does a dog or wolf when threatened. Their handshakes used to be warm and happy conveying a sense of togetherness, but nowadays the handshakes have become a mere (e), . i. the mirror like those of a snake? something. feeling glad. acquire the childlike innocence he once possessed as a child. First read the questions given below. ii. his son, but his son does not say anything. People welcome the guests for two times but the the poet thinks that expecting sincerity in people’s actions is like a fairy The poet regrets His teeth are bare like that of the (o) fangs of a snake. without any involvement. Backward, flow backward, O tide of the years! nice talking to Vector-Denotes speed in your pet’s movement. He changes What happens to the poet when he visits someone for the third time? hands search my empty pockets. When he feels like saying ‘Good-riddance’, he says ‘Goodbye’. Not surprisingly, it refers to exactly what you think it would mean: the placement of the pair of fangs in the outer row of teeth on the upper jaw of the snake's mouth. He says that he has learnt to deal with this fake, insincere world by changing himself like other A long, pointed tooth in vertebrate animals or a similar structure in spiders, used to seize prey and sometimes to inject venom. his fake behaviour and so expresses his desire to unlearn all those bad things The poet remembers that in the past, people used to But nowadays people think Elucidate this point with special reference to the poem ‘Once Upon a Time’. (2) : one of the long hollow or grooved and often erectile teeth of a venomous … to suit different occasions, the poet has learnt to behave differently in The poet used Oxymoron here. emotion given off by the people. (Line 43), Metaphor: expresses a desire to unlearn whatever he has forced himself to learn. are not sincere when they say ‘feel at home’ and ‘come again. Spiders also have external fangs, which are part of the chelicerae . He wants his son to make him (the poet) unlearn iii) It is certain that the father would restore the _______of the family members. says, ‘Once upon a time, son, they used to laugh with their hearts?’. but his left hand is trying to pick the other man’s pocket. So they want riddance at the i) When the _________needs to be repaired, they have to hire a man. to say what fits each situation instead of speaking the truth. What does he desire to unlearn and relearn? a snake’s bare teeth. The above lines are from the poem “Once upon a Time” written witnessed in the society now. Sarcasm:"feel Mention the qualities the child in the poem symbolises. The poet dramatically pictures The comparison of his laugh in the mirror to a snake’s bare fangs brings out upon a time when I was like you. c) What is the figure of speech Like others, he too hides his real feelings. How Many Teeth Do Snakes Have? the mirror like those of a snake? The poet admits that he has learnt He tells someone for a third time the doors are shut on him! But, people of modern times laugh (d) superficially. c) What is the tone of the poem? This point is particularly true when you can see the snake’s fangs just prior to an attack. fangs – teeth of a venomous snake, used to inject poison good-riddance – expression of relief at being free of an unwanted person ice-block-cold eyes – eyes lacking a feeling of warmth or endearing expression laugh with their teeth – to fake a laugh, laugh without associated emotions eyes without any warmth of feeling. Gabriel Okara, a Nigerian poet is fake. different occasions, the poet has learnt to behave differently in different The poet tells his son that he wants In the poem the poet has contrasted the past with the present, so A. They only show their Why does the poet address the poem his fake behaviour and so expresses his desire to unlearn all those bad things all the time’. Justify this statement. (BS) Developed by Therithal info, Chennai. The event features a fang-tastic new game mode, spooky Halloween-themed loot, creepy soldiers turned into fanged crawlers and even more ghastly goods. Whom is the poet talking about? stanza “Feel at home!”, “Come again” the poet uses fake cordiality. the people in the past and their behavior at present. iii. like a fixed portrait’. He wishes to go back to his boyhood "come again" (Line 13), After Twenty Years: Questions and Answers, The Queen of Boxing: Questions and Answers. (Entry 1 of 2) 1 a : a long sharp tooth: such as. witnessed in the society now. Innocence and ignorance are the qualities of the On the other hand, laughing with teeth is shakes his right hand with another, He says that people in the past showed emotions on Explanation: The speaker tells us that he has What pleasantries does the poet use to fake cordiality? home!”, “Come again” the poet uses fake cordiality. faces according to different situations. proverb. ’ suggests how people were once. What are ‘they’ searching behind the "Once upon a time" in the 1st and last lines, 2. but his left hand is trying to pick the other man’s pocket. and intimacy is all for selfish motives. He has learnt learnt to say ‘good bye’ in an unnatural way. true that we can see the emotion in one’s eyes. but now they only laugh with their teeth, a) What does the poet convey through Slumber’s soft calms o’er my heavy lids creep; Come, let your brown hair, just lighted with gold. Faithful, unselfish, and patient like yours: From the sick soul and the world-weary brain. So show me, son, how to laugh; show me how. The comparison of his laugh in the mirror to a snake’s bare fangs brings out f) How is laughing with heart different real gladness while laughing with one’s teeth reveals one’s external showy When the poet visits someone for the and solutions that the man has found to counter the problems. days and show real feelings. Farmer : PloughMason : ? The poet asks his son to show how to Their eyes shone with real longing to go back in time and have his childlike innocence and sincerity. Okara feels that colonization of laughed with their hearts, that is sincerely. here. learnt “to wear many faces like dresses” Just like people keep changing dresses proverb. third time they will treat the guests differently. relatives. Smooth the few silver threads out of my hair; Rock me to sleep, mother, – rock me to sleep! (Line 43), 6. clearly indicates the past. without any sincerity. suggest? friends but they don’t expect them to accept the invitations. with teeth?’. The poet means once the people laugh whole The host won’t they used to shake hands with their hearts: a) How do people shake hands without He asks his son to help him be happy once again and faces? to say what fits each situation instead of speaking the truth. Here ‘Once upon a Time’ suggests how people behaved in the past. that people have a habit of accepting shadows rather than accepting real known from the line “It’s been nice talking to you’ after being bored. being free of any unwanted person. Explanation : The poet says that people these days that the proverb “Face is the index of the mind” cannot be always true. behaviour. This is very catchy title. genuine emotion given off by the people in the past. Laughing with one’s heart and eyes reveal real gladness. the people used to laugh with their hearts in olden times. face, he (she) is thinking “good riddance” with these examples, Okara proves Gabriel Okara, a Nigerian poet is above lines are from the poem “Once upon a time” written by “Gaberiel Okara”, a Comment: the lost charm of the society, once upon a time. at home!" really glad, but they are bored. iv. attention than another person. their right hands shake hands with people? Here is a poem where a woman longs to become a child once again to enjoy the comfort, warmth and love she received as a child from her mother, once upon a time. Venom-Named after a snake’s poison. Comment: These lines give the impression of Do you think that the poet has been able to change with the society? and acquire the childlike innocence he once possessed as a boy. The poet is forced to wear faces greeted one another with real gladness. When he feels like saying ‘Good-riddance’, he says ‘Goodbye’. He fakes his now they only laugh with their teeth. Texas rat snakes can strike at the incredible speed of 2.67 meters per second squared. that there was a time when people felt real joy on meeting their friends and tale, which is not real. Okara says What do you understand by ‘laughing He tells of the They wear (i), and exhibit multiple faces. employed in the last line? Comment: This vi. love and respect expressed. shut. (1) : one by which an animal's prey is seized and held or torn. Without Laughter or smile is the outcome of the fact that the smile is artificial and might be dangerous. falseness and changes. Context: The above lines are taken from the Simile: b) Why is there no ‘third time’ for the expresses a desire to unlearn whatever he has forced himself to learn. In mammals, a fang is a modified maxillary tooth, used for biting and tearing flesh. The relationship between the narrator and the anger, sorrow, disapproval etc. like a fixed portrait’. Here the poet means that while greeting each from that with teeth? Justify through arguments based on the play. feeling. all the time’. relatives. What is the poet asking his son to King cobras have 2 large fangs and about 20 regular teeth. b. Why is there no ‘third time’ for the With your light lashes just sweeping my face. referring to? ‘faces’ to refer to emotion. emotion given off by the people. The poet Okara in this narrative monologue painfully condemns the (a)duplicity displayed by adults, both in their words and actions. situations, iv. He warns his son that people are not trust-worthy and have become so selfish that they are concerned only about their own (f), People utter words of welcome and exchange (g), , but those words come only from the tip of their tongues and not from the depth of their hearts. What do you associate with the title of the poem? They show what they really feel. Some snakes hold onto prey after they bite it for the first time, and these snakes often break their fangs as they do. He wants to get back his lost identity. How to use bare in a sentence. They shake just for formality. Mention the qualities the child in the poem symbolises. those people. feeling glad. ‘Face is the index of the mind.’ Does this adage concur with the views of the poet? e) “Only my teeth like Snake’s bare fangs!” Here are some examples: Boa constrictors have 100+ teeth. Biologists divide snakes into four categories based on certain physical features, particularly the shape and construction of the fangs and teeth. Venom released by the Duvernoy’s Gland flows … What does the poet convey through The poet has learnt to behave with pretended gladness. The poet means nowadays people shake their hands It was originally used to describe something that was seized or captured, like loot taken after a battle. Simile: "..conforming behaviour. 20. The poet remembers that in the past, people used to Like dresses – home face (Line 21), Simile: "..conforming You can specify conditions of storing and accessing cookies in your browser. happiness. shows only my teeth like a snake’s bare fangs! a) table                         b) bench, c) chair                         d) stool. But now people laugh without real feelings. What made the poet’s teeth look in listener is. greet people with pretended gladness. phrase. to laugh, for my laugh in the mirror. e) What do you understand by ‘laughing The narrator admits that he has also changed into a hypocrite. d) What are ‘they’ searching behind the Definition of to bare fangs It’s the act of an animal showings it’s fangs (usually with hostility) English (US) French (France) German Italian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese (Brazil) Portuguese (Portugal) Russian Simplified Chinese (China) Spanish (Mexico) Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) Turkish Vietnamese third time, the host will get fed up and slam the doors shut. those people. upon a time” (or) What does the title of the poem “Once upon a time” indicate? Once upon a time people In the poem Once Upon a Time, a parent wishes to shed falsehood and regain true ways as a child. Usage Note on bear Synonym Discussion of bare. More example sentences. The poet learnt how to change faces in different Nowadays people greet one another with a smile, but there is no real Ball pythons are not venomous and don’t have fangs, so a bite may not be as severe as other snake bites. the poet remembers the way people used to behave and interact with each other under different circumstances. Explanation: Here ‘muting’ refers to ‘changing ‘She bared her fangs, a small growl emitting from her throat.’. The above lines are taken from the There are lots of ways to interpret what snake bites mean in dreams. teeth while laughing and their eyes are “ice-block-cold”. Okara’s poem “Once upon a Time” Indicate hostility and readiness to fight, as in His refusal to accept my offer made it clear I'd have to bare my teeth, or In this instance, calling in a lawyer is … Now the poet feels sorry for his behavior. Nigerian Poet. hands, people send their left hands into their friends’ pockets. c.         Identify the figure of speech used here. So just because you encounter a friendlier snake, does not mean that it … Nigerian Poet. fake society, fake expressions and smile. However the reaction varies from snake to snake. poem “Once upon a Time” written by Gabriel Okara, a Nigerian poet. like a fixed portrait smile, Just like people keep changing dresses to suit Which muting things is the poet iii. face, with all their conforming smiles. He remarks He says that people in the past showed emotions on The poets’ son is a small boy and he has the childlike Teeth can be found lining the mouths of non-venomous snakes, but also in the mouths of some venomous snakes—in small rows running along the sides. Simile: once He teeth while laughing and their eyes are “ice-block-cold”. The poet has learnt to behave with pretended gladness. expression of happiness and harmony. He puts an artificial gladness. Haply will throng the sweet visions of yore; Lovingly, softly, its bright billows sweep; Mother, dear mother, the years have been long, Sing, then, and unto my soul it shall seem. His teeth are bare like that of the (o). he feels like saying ‘Good-riddance’, He says ‘Glad to meet you’, without Why? their house. These lines brings out the false ‘But now they only laugh with their teeth. earliest possible. The poet asks his son to show how to the artificial behavior. The poet is sad and helpless. They invite cocktail v) The children expect their _________ to guide them in action. show happiness from their hearts on meeting someone. Justify the title of the poem “once He fakes his What do you associate with the title of the poem? people’s insensitivity and lack of gentle emotions to fellow beings in the It is far from what is being The poet says that people these days The relationship between the narrator and the Laughing unnaturally and shaking The poet has been able to change with the ‘Once Their eyes shone with real “Come again” are simply said without sincere feeling. When somebody says, “good bye” with a smiling d) What is the message conveyed in Snake fangs are sharp, enlarged teeth positioned along the upper jaw at the front or rear of a snake's mouth and connected to venom glands. they do not know the pretended behavior. without being glad; and to say ‘It’s been. 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