Activities On The Planners
(i) You have heard the proverb ‘Plan your work, work your plan’. It means-
(b) Without planning work cannot be accomplished.
(c) Make planning and work according to that plan.
(d) Planning and work are two sides of same coin.
would explain why town planning is essential-
(b) To get the ‘Best City Award’.
(c) To attract the tourists.
(d) To use and develop the land available in the city for the interest of the
(iii) Given below are various professions and the nature of work in respective professions.
|Sr. No.||Profession||Nature of Work|
|1.||Anaesthetist.|| A person whose job is to give drugs which make
the person not to feel pain especially in preparation
for a medical operation.
|2.||Pharmacist||A person who has been trained to prepare medicines
and sell them to public.
|3.||Orthodontist||Specialist in the treatment of problems concerning the position of teeth and jaws.|
|4.||Dermatologist||The medical study of the skin and its diseases|
|5.||Architect||The ability to make considered decision.|
|A person who is engaged in the profession of
accounting and examining the statements and
records of accounts.
|7.||Editor|| A person who is in charge of a newspaper or of
a part of a newspaper.
(A1) Read the poem and complete the web about the activities the planners do.
structures of the city.False
charm the citizens. True
has not mentioned ‘the present’. It is because of the planners who have
possessed our ‘present’ in order to change ‘our past’ into the ‘future’ they
desire. Go through the poem and write the lines which support this thought.
(b)They erase the flaws,the blemishes of the past.
(c)All gaps are plugged with gleaming gold.
(d) History is new again.
(e) The drilling goes right through the fossils of last century.
(f) Not a single drop to stain the blueprint of our past’s tomorrow.
pictures of the new modern city’. Now find out what is Amnesia and Hypnosis
in the given context.
Hypnosis : The planner hypnotised people by showing the dreams of a modern city.
(b) In ‘The Planners’ the poet describes the unstoppable force of modernisation.
(c) The poet talks about the replacement of natural environment by the
(d) The poet proposes to stop modernisation.
(e) The poet laments helplessly.
filled with permutations of possibilities’ he intends to indicate the efforts
made by the planner to exploit every available piece of land without any
consideration of harming nature or violating attachments of people to
places. Make pairs/groups and find out some more sarcastic lines having
the same effect.
2. The drilling goes right through the fossils of last century.
(A8) Read the first and second stanza of the poem. We understand that the
poet wants to suggest the powerful dominance of the planners who shape
the town according to their selfish desires. Make a list of such expressions.
You may begin with –
(a) All the spaces are gridded, filled with permutations of possibilities.
(b)They build and will not stop.
(c) They erase the flaws,the blemishes of the past.
(d) The piling will not stop.
at beginning of the successive words creates sonorous effect. This is an
example of Alliteration. Find out more examples of Alliteration from the
2. and the skies surrender. Explanation – (Try to write yourself. )
3. with gleaming gold
(A10) Complete the following table.Give suggestions to protect our national heritage monuments.
|Figure of Speech||Line of the poem||Explanation|
|1. Personification||the skies surrender.|| The sky is imagined to
act like human being.
|2. Alliteration||with gleaming gold||The consonantal sound ‘g’ is repeated pleasingly.|
|3.Oxymoron||of our past’s tomorrow.||Close association of opposite words.|
|The country wears the
|a) The country is treated as human being(country smiles) .
b) Ideas are arranged in ascending order.
|5.Paradox||so history is new again||There is absurd contrast as history is said to be new.|
|6. Metaphor||knock off useless blocks with dental dexterity||Blocks are implicitly compared with teeth and planners with dentist.|
|7. Repetition||They plan. They build.||The word ‘They’ is repeated many times in the poem.|
(A11) Compose four lines expressing the grief of having lost nature due to
1. Developers develop cities
Turn deaf ears to the cries
Of environmentalists. Duties
We have to stop nature fries.