Read the following poem and try to answer the questions given below:
He clasps the crag with crooked hands,
Close to the sun in azure lands,
The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls
He watches from his mountain walls
And like a thunderbolt he falls.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- Who is the “he” of the poem?
- What is the meaning of “azure”?
- Why is the sea described as “wrinkled”?
- “he” really falling?
- The “he” of the poem is the eagle.
- “Azure” means the colour of the sky, that is light blue.
- The sea is described as “wrinkled” because it is a calm sea and the gentle waves look like wrinkles.
- “He”, that is, the eagle is not really falling. He is swooping down on his prey.