NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Chapter 24 - When I set out for Lyonnesse

Question 1:

In the first stanza, find words that show
(i) that it was very cold.
(ii) that it was late evening.
(iii) that the traveller was alone.


(i) the rime was on the spray
(ii) starlight
(iii) my lonesomeness

Question 2:

Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was
(a) improbable.
(b) impossible.



Question 3:

Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify why it was unforeseeable.


‘No prophet durst declare;
Nor did the wisest wizard guess.’

Question 4:

Read the line (stanza 3) that implies the following.
‘Everyone noticed something, and they made guesses, but didn’t speak a word.’


All marked with mute surmise.

Question 5:

Now read the line that refers to what they noticed.


My radiance rare and fathomless.