1st Year Poem 5 (In the Street of Fruit Stalls) Summary & Short Questions

Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Subject: English
Book III: Plays & Poems
Poem 5: In the Street of Fruit Stalls
Type: Summary & Short Questions
Author: Jan Stallworthy
Pages: 4
PDF Size: 1 MB

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This chapter is from the 11th class English book 3 and it has been written by Jan Stallworthy. we have presented the important questions and main idea of this chapter for the intermediate (first year) fsc fa ics i.com first year students.


In the poem “In The Street Of The Fruit Stalis”, the poet describes various stalls in the street full of variety of fruits. The poet describes in detail the shape, size, colour, taste and flavour of each of the fruits. The poet, links this description with social issues of vital importance. He feels sorry for the poor children who can see and smell the fruits, but they cannot eat them. These poor fellows keep on wandering about the fruit stalls with a vain hope that they would sometime be able to buy the fruit. Sadly, their dreams never came true. However, these poor black children somehow pick up a fruit and break it open. Juice comes out and pours into their mouths and also sticks on their fingers and cheeks. The poet is grieved to look at this sad spectacle but the poor children are least disturbed. They have at least enjoyed the delicious fruit.

Questions Answers

Q: What makes the children radiant as lanterns?

The children are overjoyed to pick up a fruit and break it open. With sheer joy there comes brightness on their cheeks.

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