2-NIGHT MAIL

 

 

  1. What sort of letters does the train bring? Or What is the function of the night mail? What does the night mail bring? [2007-II,

The function of the Night Mail is to bring formal and informal letters for the rich and the poor. It brings mail containing letters, postal orders, and cheques.

  1. By what places does the night mail pass?

Night mail passes by the grassland, cotton-field, and moorland.

  1. What is 

    the reaction of the persons sleeping on the farm, when the night mail passes?

The persons sleeping on the farm are not disturbed due to the sound of the fast-moving train because now they have been accustomed to its sound.

  1. What is the reaction of the birds?

The birds get frig

htened when the Night mail approaches. They hide behind a bush and start gazing at the blank-faced coaches of the train from the nests and bushes.

  1. What is the reaction of the sheepdogs? Or why do the sheepdogs continue to sleep on the arrival of the train? [2006-II,

The sheepdogs are not disturbed due to the sound of the fast-moving train because now they have been accustomed to its sound. They keep on sleeping because they know that they can not change their course by barking at it or by running after it.

Reference to the Context

REFERENCE:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Night Mail” written by

CONTEXT:

The poet describes the journey of the Night Mail which travels all night and brings formal and informal letters for the rich and the poor. Night mail passes by the grassland, cotton-field, and moorland but it always remains regular.

EXPLANATION:

In these lines, the poet gives a beautiful description of the journey of a Night Mail throughout the night and the attitude of people and animals towards it. It carries letters money orders and cheques for the rich and the poor. Night mail passes by the grassland, cotton-field, and moorland but it always remains regular. The birds stare at it while the sheep-dogs continue sleeping. However, a jug shows a little vibration due to the fast-moving train.

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