Do You Think The Boy Has Lost Anything Earlier?

What was the condition of the body after losing the ball?

Answer: The boy was very much upset after losing the ball.

He was filled with sadness, which affected him greatly.

Stunningly he stood in a stiff manner, overpowered with grief, trembling and staring down where his ball was lost..

What does the poet says the boy is learning from the loss of the ball?

The poet says that the boy is learning to cope up with the loss of the ball. He is experiencing grief and learning to grow up in this world of possessions. He learns that there are so many things in life that are lost and cannot be brought back. He is sensing his first responsibility as he has lost the ball.

How does the child react at the loss?

Answer: The child reacts to the loss of ball in the following ways; he trembles, stands rigid & stares at the loss of ball.

What does the ball symbolize in the poem?

The ball poem has symbolism as its outstanding figure of speech. The writer uses the ball as a symbol ,where losing the ball symbolise losing his childhood that the had cherished for long then he lost it unexpectedly. All in all,after the boy lost his ball he had to grief and move on with life.

Why is another ball worthless for him?

(a) The word ‘he’ refers to the boy whose ball has lost. (b) Money or another ball is worthless for the boy because he has lost something dear to him. He is suffering from a sense of loss.

Why are the boy’s eyes desperate?

Why are there little boy’s eyes desperate? The little boys eyes are desperate as he has lost his ball and knew that will not get it back. Also as he senses his first responsibility.

What shows that the ball was important for the boy?

Answer: The ball was valuable for the boy is obvious (clear) from the way he reacts after losing it He was shocked, remained fixed, trembled with grief staring at the place where the ball had fallen. All this shows that he loved the ball and it was valuable for him.

Should the boy be allowed to grieve for his ball if his loss is irreparable or irretrievable then how should one handle it?

If his loss is irreparable or irretrievable, then how should one handle it? What lessons can be learnt? Answer: Yes, the boy should be allowed to grieve for his ball, as he had that ball for a long time. He had many old memories associated with it, since his childhood.

What is the message of the ball poem?

Ans: The message that the poet wants to convey is the importance of loss and responsibility in life. We should not forget the importance of possessions. Q2: How does the boy feel at the loss of his ball? Ans: The boy is very much troubled at the loss of his ball.

What is the cost of another ball?

Answer. A ball does not cost much.lt is not even difficult to buy a new ball. But the poet wants the `child to Understand that losing things is a common thing of life. ‘The Ball Poem’ looks like a simple story of a young boy losing his ball.

Why does ultimate shaking grief fixes the boy?

Ultimate shaking grief fixes the boy as he holds firm watching down. He is annoyed at this loss. The Poet informs us that how the boy is learning the kind of loss and the boy must feel his duty.

What lesson does one learn from the ball poem?

Answer: The poet says that the boy is learning to cope up with the loss of the ball. He is experiencing grief and learning to grow up in this world of possessions. He learns that there are so many things in life that are lost and cannot be brought back. He is sensing his first responsibility as he has lost the ball.

Why does the poet say balls will be lost always?

Answer. Answer: because, the poet want to say that nothing is eternal. we will lose so many things through out our life, but we will learn to get over them, we should get over the past and move forward to future.

Who has lost the ball and when?

Answer: The boy has lost his ball while playing. The poet says that from this loss, the boy will learn in his years, what it means to lose something. Thus he will understand the nature of loss or how to face and cope up with losses one suffers in life.

How does the boy prepare himself?

Answer: The poet makes the boy understand about his responsibility as the loss is immaterial. Money is external as it cannot buy memories, nor can it replace the things that we love, the things that really matter.

How is the lost ball a metaphor?

Answer: The ball lost when the boy was playing with this. As the ball has lost into the water and can’t get back As also same our childhood days which we spend can’t came back in our life if ones passed. The poet wants to realize the pain of loss to the boy that is why he does not offer him money to buy another ball.

Do you think the boy has had the ball for a long time?

Yes, the boy has had the ball for a long time. When it bounced into the water, all his memories of the days of childhood flashed in front of him. This led to a realisation that those moments would not come back, just like the ball.

What was the effect of the loss of ball on the boy?

When the boy lost the ball, he plunged in grief. He stood staring down the harbour where his ball was lost. The boy was affected profoundly by the loss of his ball because it had been with him for a long time. It was linked to the memories of the days when he played with it.