CBSE English: Analysis of 'Amanda' Poem

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Who is the central character in the poem 'Amanda'?

Amanda

What does Amanda desire in the poem?

Freedom and independence

How does Amanda try to escape her mother's constant instructions?

Imagining herself as different characters like Rapunzel, a mermaid, and an orphan

What are some metaphors used in the poem 'Amanda'?

Silence to gold and freedom to sweetness

What does the poem 'Amanda' emphasize?

Importance of peace and independence

Study Notes

  • The speaker is an English teacher discussing the poem "Amanda" by CBSE.
  • The poem revolves around a girl named Amanda who feels pressured by constant instructions from her mother.
  • Amanda imagines herself as different characters like Rapunzel, a mermaid, and an orphan to escape the constant instructions.
  • The poem highlights Amanda's desire for freedom and independence from her parents' instructions.
  • Amanda's mother scolds her for biting her nails and not sitting straight, leading Amanda to imagine herself living a carefree life like a mermaid.
  • Metaphors are used in the poem, with Amanda comparing silence to gold and freedom to sweetness.
  • The text emphasizes the importance of peace and independence, as seen in Amanda's desire to be like Rapunzel and live a solitary life.
  • The speaker describes how Amanda's mother warns her not to eat chocolates due to pimples, leading Amanda to imagine herself as Rapunzel for wanting to live a secluded life.

Explore the themes and characters in the poem 'Amanda' by CBSE, focusing on the protagonist's desire for freedom and independence from her mother's instructions. Dive into the metaphors and imagery used to convey Amanda's longing for peace and solitude.

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