NCERT Solutions for Class 11th: Ch 1 Peacock Woven Words Poetry English
Turquoise: A greenish-blue colour
Dart: To move suddenly and quickly in a particular direction
The lines which visualises the colourful image of the peacock are:
The poet, when calls the peacock, “a flash of turquoise”, the mind of the reader is filled with colourful image of the peacock.
The phrase “the slender neck” portrays the sleek figure of the peacock and the grace with which it poses.
“A blue shadow” again casts a wonderful image of peacock.
The poet talks about the beautiful eyes of the peacock, “Those dark glowing eyes violet fringed with golden amber”.
A loud sharp call, flash of turquoise, a disappearing tail end, a blue shadow, the wind changing its direction and the awakening of the cat and its stretch are a signals that a peacock is in the vicinity.
The pattern on the tail of a peacock looks like eyes, but these eyes cannot be blinked. Rather the tail when contracted appears to give an illusion of blinking a lot of eyes together. This adds to the descriptive details of the poem.
The poem captures the elusive nature of the peacock by describing its activities that signal its presence indirectly. For example in the opening line of the poem we hear "His loud sharp call", or we get a "glimpse of the very end of his tail" in the last line of the first stanza.
If someone tries his best to get a glimpse of the elusive bird, he "might see the peacock turning away as he gathers his tail."This description presents a very elusive nature of the peacock.
The poem captures the various colours of the peacock's plumage by use of expressions like "turquoise", "blue shadow", "dark glowing eyes" and "Violet fringed with golden amber". These expressions as we can see present the colours associated with peacocks very beautifully.
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