Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Book III: Plays & Poems
Poem 2: Night Mail
Type: Summary & Short Questions
Author: W.H. Auden
PDF Size: 1 MB
This chapter is from the 11th class English book 3 and it has been written by W.H. Auden. 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 ‘Night Mail’ the poet describes the journey of a railway Coach that carries mail. The coach travels all night and brings letters, parcels, gifts and cheques for people around the country. The coach travels up the hilly areas and sometimes down the valleys and on the plains. No matter where it travels the coach is punctual. The Night Mail passes through meadows, cotton fields, barren and deserted places rather Swiftly. The birds pay a little bit of attention to the fast moving coach, but the sheep, dogs and other creatures take no notice of the Night Mail.
Q: Give a brief description of the night coach.
The poet describes the Night Mail as a living being. The coach travels all night and brings letters, parcels, gifts and cheques for people around the country. It reaches the bungalows, the slums, the shops and above all the loving heart of the girl. The coach is punctual. She neighs like a horse. At times the Night Mail shows temper. Perhaps she did not like the grass bending its head down. She expresses this anger by emitting heavy sound like that of snorting.