1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven
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    Cereal is the right answer. They are dry and crunchy. However we wet them and put them in a box or a pouch.

    Cereal is the right answer. They are dry and crunchy. However we wet them and put them in a box or a pouch.

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  2. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    ant is to six legs as spider is to eight legs. Reason: an ant has six legs while a spider has eight legs.

    ant is to six legs as spider is to eight legs.

    Reason: an ant has six legs while a spider has eight legs.

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  3. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poet makes the use of images and symbolism to describe the past and the present of his mother. He throws light on her youth, middle and old age. In the first stanza, he sees his mother who is bent like twisted blackbone tree and memorises her youth when she was soft and beautiful. Note that theRead more

    The poet makes the use of images and symbolism to describe the past and the present of his mother. He throws light on her youth, middle and old age.

    In the first stanza, he sees his mother who is bent like twisted blackbone tree and memorises her youth when she was soft and beautiful. Note that the poet uses he image of “twisted blackbone tree” to describe her old age and “silk and whitepetal” to describe her youth. Both the images depict the opposite appearance of his mother.

    In the second stanza, he uses the images like “rags of tree” and “eagle” to describe her sacrificing nature. According to him, his mother sacrificed her youth & her middle age for the sake of her children. Like the eagle, she faced all the hardships to make her children happy.

    In the final stanza, the poet tells us that her hand has four fingers which depict that one of her fingers was cut while doing some household work. Hence we see that the whole poem is a comparison of poet’s mother’s past and present (and the reason behind her present condition).

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  4. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poem Of Mother, Among Other Things by A.K. Ramanujan is a lyric poem divided into three stanzas. Each stanza has different number of lines. In the first stanza, the poet memorises the youth of his mother, in the second stanza, her middle age and in the final stanza, her old age. There is no rhymRead more

    The poem Of Mother, Among Other Things by A.K. Ramanujan is a lyric poem divided into three stanzas. Each stanza has different number of lines. In the first stanza, the poet memorises the youth of his mother, in the second stanza, her middle age and in the final stanza, her old age.

    There is no rhyme scheme in the poem. It is written in open verse. There are some poetic devices used in the poem like metaphor, personification, enjambment, symbolism, alliteration  etc.

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    In the poem, Of Mothers, Among Other Things, poet's mother is described as sacrificing. In the very first line of the poem, the poet describes her as twisted blackbone tree because she sacrificed her youth for her children. Seeing her children cry, she would use to run in the rain for them. The poetRead more

    In the poem, Of Mothers, Among Other Things, poet’s mother is described as sacrificing. In the very first line of the poem, the poet describes her as twisted blackbone tree because she sacrificed her youth for her children.

    Seeing her children cry, she would use to run in the rain for them. The poet describes her hands like eagle’s feet as they would go through thicks and things for serving the children. Once the poet’s mother stepped on a mouse trapped and one of her feet was crippled.

    So, we find that the mother of poet had sacrificing nature. She never did anything for her own pleasure. She gave up her comforts for the sake of her children. The poet seems to be regretting because he might have not understood her.

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    Following literary devices have been used in the poem Of Mothers, Among Other Things: Metaphor: It is a literary device which represents direct comparison between two things, without the use of as or like. In the poem, we find ample of examples of metaphor. e.g. the poet uses the phrase "twisted blaRead more

    Following literary devices have been used in the poem Of Mothers, Among Other Things:

    1. Metaphor: It is a literary device which represents direct comparison between two things, without the use of as or like. In the poem, we find ample of examples of metaphor. e.g. the poet uses the phrase “twisted blackbone tree” for the old age of his mother and “silk & whitepetal” for her youth. Next he calls the rays of sun as needles. Crying cradles symbolise children. In the next stanza, the poet compares his mother with the eagle (because of her sacrificial nature.
    2. Enjambment: It is the  continuation of a sentence or clause across a line break. In the poem, we find the continuation of lines in the stanzas.
    3. Alliteration: It is the repetition of  initial consonant sounds in two or more neighbouring words or syllables. e.g.twisted blackbone tree”, “my mother”, “crying cradles”, “the tree tasseled”, “her hands”, “I see her four still sensible fingers slowly flex”.
    4. Symbolism: The poem Of Mother, Among Other Things” is symbolic in nature. In this poem, the poet compares different stages of his mother to different things in order to show her youth, middle age and old age.

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    Bright means giving out or reflecting the light. On the other hand, brightness is the quality of bright. In other words, brightness refers to the intensity of being bright.

    Bright means giving out or reflecting the light. On the other hand, brightness is the quality of bright. In other words, brightness refers to the intensity of being bright.

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    rock is to hard as feather is to soft. Reason: Rock is hard in nature while feather is soft.

    rock is to hard as feather is to soft.

    Reason: Rock is hard in nature while feather is soft.

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    meow is to cat as bark is to dog. Reason: a cat meows while a dog barks.

    meow is to cat as bark is to dog.

    Reason: a cat meows while a dog barks.

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    water is to liquid as rock is to solid. Reason: Water is liquid in nature. Similarly, rock is solid in nature.

    water is to liquid as rock is to solid.

    Reason: Water is liquid in nature. Similarly, rock is solid in nature.

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