25 Feb 2022

TNPSC Group 2 General English – A Tragic Story

TNPSC Group 2 General English Part B: Poem A Tragic Story

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission Group 2 or Combined Civil Service Examination II has 3 tier examination for the selection process. For Preliminary Examination is an objective type (Written Examination) with a maximum of 300 marks. TNPSC Group 2 Prelims examination – General English/ General Tamil portion topic has 50% of total marks. Candidates who are preparing for the TNPSC Group 2 General English Part are more important and you can score maximum marks in this part. Group 2 TNPSC General English Part B – Poem study materials are provided on this page.

The General English portion is of 3 Parts – Part A: Grammar, Part B: Poem, and Part C: Literature. Part B Poem topic study materials PDF are readily available and given below for those who preparing for TNPSC Group 2 Exam.

TNPSC Group 2 General English – Poem A Tragic Story Appreciation and Figure of Speech topic question and answers solutions PDF and Study Materials were given below,

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TNPSC Group 2 – Poetry Appreciation and Figures of Speech Questions:

1. But wondered much and sorrowed more Because it hung behind him.

a) What was he wondering about?
Ans: He was wondering about the pigtail.

b) What does the word ’it’ refer to here?
Ans: ‘It’ refers to the Pigtail here.

2. And though his efforts never slack And though he twist, and twirl, and tack,
    Alas! Still faithful to his back
The pigtail hangs behind him.

a) Pick out the rhyming words from the above lines and give the rhyme scheme for the same?
Rhyming words: sack – tack – back
Rhyme scheme: a a a b

b) Did he quit his trying? How can you say?
Ans:  No, he did not quit his trying. The lines ‘And though his efforts never slack. And though he twists and twirls and tacks” shows that he did not stop his trying.

3. ‘He mused upon this curious case’

a. what is the figure of speech used in this line?

1. He mused upon this curious case And swore he’d change the pigtail’s place

a) What did he think upon?
Ans: He thought upon ‘this curious case’.

b) What did he swear?
He swore that he would change the pigtail’s place

2. And swore he’d change the pigtail’s place,
   And have it hanging at his face
   Not dangling there behind him.

a.Pick out the alliterated words.
Alliterated words:
Pigtail’s – place
have – hanging – his

3. Says he, ” The mystery I’ve found-
    Says he, ” The mystery I’ve found.
a) Who speaks here?
Ans: The sage speaks here.

b) What was the mystery he had found?
Ans:  The mystery he had found was how to change the pigtail’s place.

4. Then round and round, and out and in,
     All-day the puzzled sage did spin; In vain.

a) What did the sage do?
Ans: The sage span round and round and out and in.

b) Did he succeed in his trying?
Ans: No, he did not succeed in his trying.

5. ‘Alas! still faithful to his back,
    The pigtail hangs behind him.’

a) Who does hang behind him?
Ans: The pigtail hangs behind him.

b) Who is faithful?
Ans: The pigtail remains faithful to his back.

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