1. What is the condition of two persons, one who trust clear image and the other who mistrusts the broken images?
One person has clear images. He trusts his clear images and assumes facts. He gets confused when his facts fail him. ON the other hand, the poet has broken images. He mistrusts his images and finds the truth.
2. Why does a person question his senses when his facts fail him?
The quick person thinks that his findings are accurate. When his findings prove wrong, he gets confused and questions his senses.
3. Who is in new confusion of his understanding?
The quick person trusts his clear images. He thinks that his findings are accurate. When his findings prove wrong, he gets confused of his understanding.
4. What is the moral lesson of the poem?
The poem tells us that we should not assume facts. We should make a thorough research to find out the facts. This sort of struggle ends our confusion and makes us sharp.
5. Paraphrase the first two lines of the poem ‘In Broken Images’ in your own words?
The poet says that he is dull. He compares himself with a sharp person. The poet says that he is dull in his thinking and his images are vague. While the other person takes pride in his clear images and quick approach.
6. What conclusion does the poet draw in the last two lines of the poem? Write is detail.
When the sharp person finds his findings wrong, he becomes confused. While the dull person, who was confused at the beginning, finds his findings correct. He rather becomes sharp and quick.
7. The poet calls himself slow. Why?
As the poet thinks in broken images, he calls himself slow.
8. How does a quick person think?
He thinks in clear images.
9. What happens when a man assumes the relevance of his images?
He assumes the facts.
10. What happens when the poet questions the relevance of his images?
He questions the facts also.
11. How does the poet continue?
He continues slow and sharp in his broken images. It means he continues to consider himself dull. So, he makes a thorough research about everything. This makes him sharp with the passage of time.
12. What is the central idea/ theme of the poem “In Broken Images”?
The poem tells us that we should not assume facts. We should make research to find out the facts. This ends our confusion and makes us sharp. The poet conveys his standpoint by comparing him with a sharp person.
13. What is the result of broken images?
The broken images urge a man to make a thorough research. He mistrusts his findings. He keeps on trying to find the truth. Thus he becomes sharp.