1. Goodbye Party For Miss Pushpa T S (Nissim Ezekiel)
2. Annotate ANY two of the following in about 100 words each [2×4=8Marks]
a] We are meeting today; to wish her bon voyage.
b] I don’t mean only external sweetness, but internal sweetness.
c] That is showing; Good spirit. I am always; appreciating the good spirit.
d] Pushpa Miss is never saying no; Whatever I or anybody is asking; she is always saying yes
4. Answer any two of the following questions in about 100 words each. [2×4 =8marks]
a] Do you agree that the poem “Goodbye Party For Miss Pushpa T S” is a farewell address? Justify your response.
b] How does the speaker describe Miss Pushpa in the poem?
c] What is the central idea of the poem Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T S?
d] Does the poem bring out the sweetness of Miss Pushpa? Justify your answer.
Introduction – These lines are taken from the poem “Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S” written by “Nissim Ezekiel “
About the Poet: Nissim Ezekiel was educated in Mumbai and London. He was one of the most famous Indo – Anglian poets. The Indian Contemporary Scenes, human relationships, love, and spiritual values are the themes of his poetry. He was a versatile poet with a great Sense of humor and wit.
Explanation: The speaker announces the purpose of the gathering as their friend is about to leave. They want to wish her a good journey. He addresses his colleagues as friends and Miss Pushpa as his sister. The speaker moves to remind the crowd of Miss Pushpa’s “sweetness” and says that Pushpa is a sweet person, ever smiling. The poet exhibits the display of flattery and gets sidetracked. He explains that she is the daughter of a famous advocate. He says that she is popular with women as well as men.
He praises her for doing everything he asks of her. Her response is always “just now only and I will do it? The speaker believes this is indicative of good spirit” Additionally, Miss Pushpa never says no, whatever he or anybody is asking. She is always saying yes. Finally, the speaker informs that it is time for others to speak, and then afterwards Miss pushpa will do summing up.
Conclusion: Thus, the poem has all the qualities to be described as a farewell address. The inconsistencies in life and language are matters of humor in this poem. The speaker’s language reminds us of Babu’s English. The poem touches upon the use of English by Indians and the speaker’s attitude to comment on post-colonial Indian fascination to go abroad.
Introduction – These lines are taken from the poem “Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S” written by “Nisim Ezekiel “
About the Poet: Nisim Ezekiel was educated in Mumbai and London. He was one of the most famous Indo – Anglian poets. He was a versatile poet with a great Sense of humor and wit.
Context: The Present Poem Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S is a farewell Speech for Miss Pushpa, who is leaving the country. The Speaker who is the organizer of the Party describes The virtues of Miss Pushpa…
Explanation: The speaker announces the purpose of the gathering as their friend is about to leave the country. He treats Miss Pushpa as his sister. He says that Miss Pushpa is a very sweet lady and she is very helpful. She is always cheerful and comes from a noble family. Her father was a reputed advocate. The speaker appreciates her concern for friends. He praises her nature. He invites other friends to speak about her.
Conclusion: Thus the poem has all the qualities to be described as a farewell address. Thus the speaker’s language reminds us of Babu’s English.