Short Questions and Answers
Question 1 : How does the poet compare fog to a living being?
Answer : The poet compares the fog to a cat.The silent steps of a cat and the way it sits on its haunches is very similar to the way fog comes and surrounds the city and looks over it.
Question 2 : What image does the poet give to the fog?What are the similarities between that image and the fog?
Answer : The poet looks at fog as a living creature and compares it to a cat.The fog moves like a cat on its feet and sits on haunches like a cat.A cat is generally a very cautious creature and therefore it cannot sit and relax in one place.The fog is also a temporary visitor to earth and that shows very clearly in its movements.
Long Questions and Answers
Question 1 : Difficulties come but they are not to stay forever.They come and go.Comment referring to the poem ‘Fog’.
Answer : Difficulties.when faced by people,tend to leave them hopeless and shattered.It takes a lot of courage to overcome any problem and to solve it.If we take a clue from the poem and compare difficulties to fog,we find that just like fog,difficulties also come and go.One need not be hopeless and lose courage when problems come,one should rather think of it as fog,meaning that it has not come to stay but will always leave,like fog.Problems are also temporary and they will go away like fog as they cannot stay or trouble anyone permanently.
Question 2 : Nature has many wonders that people take for granted and never pay attention to. How is the poem ‘Fog’ different from this perspective?
Answer : The poet has taken utmost pleasure in nature and natural phenomenon like fog. Fog is so special to the poet that he cared enough not only to write about it, but also thought of its resemblance with other things in the world. In his close attention to fog, he found fog resembling a cat, in the way it moves and sits on its haunches. The fact that such a resemblance was found by the poet shows how connected he is to various things in nature. This poem serves as a motivation for people, who take nature for granted to find such interesting comparisons and similarities around them.