UP Board solution of English Chapter 6 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter VI Aunt jennifer’s Tigers (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium-gyansindhuclasses

UP Board solution of English Chapter 6 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter VI Aunt jennifer’s Tigers (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium-gyansindhuclasses

UP Board solution of English Chapter 6 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter VI Aunt jennifer’s Tigers (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium- gyansindhuclasses. Written by: Adrienne Rich. Up Board English For Hindi & English medium students.

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A Roadside Stand (Poetry)

Chapter 6 Aunt jennifer’s Tigers (Poetry)

Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers Central  idea –

Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers is a imaginary as well as pathetic poem composed by poet ‘Adrienne Rich’. She presents the fortune and final conclusion of a lady characterized as ‘Aunt Jennifer’ who passed her whole life under the boundations and responsibilities after her marriage.

She silently born and faced all pressure and exploitations for whole life. She weaves some tigers images which represent her internal desires and feelings but actually she lived a weak and timid life. Even after becoming old, she didn’t get free from household duties. Her husband, the uncle made her wear a ring which was in her hand after her death also which shows that she couldn’t be free till then. A weakness and fear always remained stay in her heart.

(1)Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen,

Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.

They do not fear the men beneath the tree; They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.


  1. Who prance where and why?

Ans. Aunt Jennifer’s tigers prance across a screen to show freeness and bravery.

2.Where do those tigers live?

Ans. Those tigers live in a world of green (in the forest).

  1. What specialities of those tigers are mentioned in this stanza?

Ans. Those tigers do not fear from the men standing under the tree and they run very fast effectively with confidence and surety.

  1. Name the poem and poet of these lines.

Ans. The name of the poem is ‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers’.

The name of the poet is Adrienne Rich.

(2)Aunt Jennifer’s fingers fluttering

through her wool

Find even the ivory needle hard to pull. The massive weight of Uncle’s wedding


Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifer’s hand.


1.What is said about Aunt Jennifer’s fingers?

Ans. Aunt Jennifer’s fingers were fluttering through her wool but found even the ivory needle to pull.

  1. What do you understand by word ‘massive”?

Ans.Word ‘massive’ means ‘very heavy, weighty’.

  1. Why ‘wedding band’ is said as heavy?

Ans. ‘Wedding band is said as heavy because it represents the responsibilities of a married life the which bound Aunt Jennifer till the end of her life.

(3) When Aunt is dead, her terrified hands

will lie

Still ringed with ordeals she was

mastered by.

The tigers in the panel that she made

Will go on prancing, proud and unafraid.


  1. Why Aunt Jennifer’s hands are said as terrified?

Ans. Aunt Jennifer’s hand are said as terrified because even after her death, ring of marriage is found there.

  1. How was she mastered?

Ans. She was mastered by the ordeals with the ring in her hands.

  1. What will happen with the tigers made by Aunt Jennifer?

Ans. The tigers made by Aunt Jennifer will go on prancing, proud and unafraid.

Objective Questions and Answers (MCQ)

Q 1.The attitude of the poet towards Aunt Jennifer is that of:

(a) hatred

(b) love

(c) sympathy

(d) casual

Q 2.’Still ringed’ means:

(a) oppression will continue

(b) too many rings on her fingers

(c) ring of the bell

(d) quiet and peaceful

Q3.Aunt Jennifer’s family consists of:

(a) she and her husband

(b) she and her tigers

(c) she and her kids

(d) she and her servants

Q4.The word ‘prance’ in the poem means:

(a) to jump ahead

(b) to dance

(c) to eat

(d) to prowl

Q5.What is Aunt Jennifer doing with wool?

(a) she is embroidering a wall panel

(b) she is knitting a scarf

(c) she is making a ball of wool

(d) she is knitting a cap

Q 6.The rhyme scheme in stanza one is :

(a) aabb

(b) abab

(c) ABC

(d) abbe

Q7.’They pace’ is referred to :

(a) the human beings

(b) Jennifer’s family members

(c) the tigers

(d) the lions

Q 8.’Denizens’ of a world of green means:

(a) residents of forests

(b) residents of green buildings

(c) live in green cages

(d) live in green grasslands

Q 9. What do the Tigers do on the screen? They :

(a) sing

(b) jump

(c) catch the prey

(d) prance

Q 10.The poem ‘Aunt Jennifer’ is written by:

(a) Elizabeth Arden

(b) Adrienne Rich

(c) Kamala Das

(d) Sarojini Naidu

Q 11.Where are the tigers sleeping?

(a) on the trees

(b) on the mountain top

(c) in the cage

(d) in the caves

Q 12. How are tigers described in the poem?

(a) as ferocious

(b) fearless

(c) chivalric

(d) All these

Q 13.What is Aunt Jennifer loaded with?

(a) weight of rings

(b) weight of tigers

(c) burden of household work

(d) heavy responsibilities of married life

Q 14.What did marriage bring for Jennifer?

(a) unhappiness

(b) loss of freedom

(c) loss of freedom and burden as if she has put on a heavy band

(d) a heavy mountain

Q 15.Does Aunt Jennifer need sympathy?

(a) yes

(b) no

(c) no, more than sympathy she deserves praise

(d) none

Q16. Of what or of whom is Aunt Jennifer terrified of in the 3rd stanza?

(a) of tigers

(b) of her death

(c) of her old age

(d) of her dominant husband

Q 17. Which words depict the dominant and arrogant attitude of the wild animal in the poem?

(a) dominant

(b) arrogant

(c) adorable

(d) denizens and chivalric

Q 18. How many volumes of poetry has she published?

(a) 18

(b) 29

(c) 39

(d) 19

Q 19. Who is the poet of the poem Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers?

(a) Adrienne Rich

(b) Jonathan Aaron

(c) J. H. M. Abbott

(d) Mark Abley

Q 20. What is Aunt doing in the poem?

(a) Cooking

(b) Embroidery

(c) Reading

(d) Sleeping

Q21. What is the meaning of the word ‘Chivalric’?

(a) ferocious

(b) fearless

(c) commanding and demanding high respect

(d) None








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