My Own True Family Poem Questions Answers Analysis

Questions  Answers from the poem My Own True Family 




Here is detailed study of the poem My Own True Family which gives a strong message of the importance of trees and plants on the earth. In this lesson we will study every line of the poem and will try to understand the meaning and explanation of the poem My Own True Family by Ted Hughes. Click on the play button of the video below. So, let's start..


Detailed analysis and bengali meaning of the poem My Own True Family by Ted Hughes 



■ All important questions answers from the poem My Own True Family. 


(1) Where did the poet creep in?

Ans:- The poet crept in an oakwood, looking for a stag.


(2) Whom did the poet meet and what was the appearance of the stranger?

Ans:- The poet met an old woman in an oakwood. The old woman was unsteady in health. She had a stick in her hand and she wore a dirty, torn cloth. 


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(3) What did the old woman say to the poet?

Ans:- The old woman told the poet that she had the secret of the poet inside her little bag. 


(4) What was the first reaction of the old woman?

Ans:- The first reaction of the old woman was that she began to cackle that created a sense of tremor and terror in the poet.


(5) When did the poet come twice awake?

Ans:- The poet came twice awake when the old woman opened her little bag to disclose the secret of the poet.


(6) "I came twice awake" -- Who came twice awake? Why did the poet come twice awake?

Ans:- The poet came twice awake when the old woman opened her little bag. 

          The poet came awake for the first time when his inner consciousness was awakened by discovering the cruelty done by human beings to nature. This awakening of inner self helped to awake his outer self to create a bondage with nature.


(7) Who are the true family of the poet and how?

Ans:- The oak trees are the true family of the poet. They are the own true family of the poet by virtue of being an important part of the eco-system. 


(8) "You do not blink an eye" -- What does the line suggest?

Ans:- The oak trees say that the poet does not blink an eye when they are cut down mercilessly. It suggests that the poet does not feel any pain and moral disagreement to the system of unplanned deforestation. 


(9) What promise did the poet have to make?

Ans:- The poet had to make promise that he would plant two oak trees if he saw one oak tree being felled. 


(10) What did the oak trees warn if the poet did not swear?

Ans:- The oak trees warned the poet telling him that unless he swore to plant more oak trees, the black oak bark would wrinkle over him and root him among the oaks.


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(11) What does the phrase "you were born but never grew" mean?

Ans:- The word 'grew' signifies the mental development of the poet. The oak trees want to say that the poet inspite of being born in the midst of oak trees, his mental development of protecting the oak trees does not grow.


(12) What was the poet's realisation coming out of the oakwood?

Ans:- Coming out of the oakwood, the poet realised the cruelty done by human beings to the trees by cutting them down. He also realised the adverse effects on environment caused by this brutality on the part of human beings. 


(13) How did the dream alter the poet?

Ans:- After having the dream, the poet felt a change in his own self. He felt a strong bond of relationships between him and the oak trees. He also felt for the trees who had to undergo untold pain when they are felled. 


(14) "My walk was the walk of a human child, but my heart was a tree" -- What does the line suggest?

Ans:- By the expression, "my walk was the walk of a human child, but my heart was a tree" the poet wants to say that the dream has brought a change in his physical as well as his mental self. Though he remains physically a human being but his moral self is now attached with the oak trees and with their pain and suffering. 


(15) Who was the poet surrounded by?

Ans:- The poet was surrounded by a staring tribe which suggests the oak tree family. 


(16) Why did the poet quake?

Ans:- When the poet first met the old woman, she began to cackle that created a sense of tremor and terror in the poet. So he began to quake. 


(17) What is the grievance of the oak trees? 

Ans:- The oak trees had a grievance against the narrator because the he remained indifferent towards the suffering of the oak trees when they were chopped down and torn up. 


(18) Who is the old woman in the poet? 

Ans:- We can guess that the old woman in the poem represents as the mother of Nature.


(19) What does the old woman 'all knobly stick and old rag' stand for? 

Ans: The phrase 'all knobly stick and old rag' describes poor condition of the old woman. But symbolically it suggests the degradation of our Nature which has been crippled by thoughtless torture by human beings. 


(20) What is the message of the poem?

Ans: The poem conveys a serious message of the need to encourage afforestation and to stop merciless felling of trees to protect our natural environment. 


(21) What did the poet see when the old woman open her little bag?

Ans: When the old woman opened her little bag, the poet saw that he was surrounded by a staring tribe and he was tied to a stake.


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  1. Please sir post answer of Father's help chapter question answer

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    1. Questions Answers from Father's Help has been uploaded. Check it out.

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  2. How was the old woman

    Give the answer from my own true family

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  3. The old woman looked unsteady and she wore torn clothes holding a stick in her hand.

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  4. Who had surrounded the poet and what did they do to him? Please sir give me the answer of this question from my own true family

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  5. Who is the old woman in my own true family?

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    1. The old women was the mother of the nature in the poem

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  6. 1. Whom did he meet there?
    2. Describe the appearance of the old woman.
    3. What happened when the old woman began to cackle?
    4. What happened when she opened her little bag?
    5. "I came twice awake" - what does the line suggest?
    6. What does the poem focus on?
    7. What does 'the poet's search for the stag' symbolise? What does the old woman 'all knobbly stick and rag' stand for?

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    1. 'All knobly stick and old rag' has been answered in question no 19. Most of the answers of your questions have been provided in the article. Just check it.
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  7. 1. How did the staring tribe accuse the poet ?

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  8. Sir what does the stag stand for?

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  9. What made the poet feel nervous?

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    1. The poet felt nervous when he found himself surrounded by staring tribe i. e the oak trees family and he was tied to a stake. Actually the poet was morally punished for his indifference to the cruelty towards the mother Nature.

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  10. Which massage did the poet want to tove in this. Poem??

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    1. You can find this answer in question no 20 of the article

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  11. Describe the appearance of the old woman in the oakwood

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  12. Describe the appearance of the old woman in the oakwood

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  13. What happened after the child had met the old woman

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  14. What did the tribe accuse the poet of ?

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  15. Describe the women the poet came across in the oak wood

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  16. 1. Why did the poet crept in an oakwood?
    2. Where did the poet met an old woman?
    3. Where did the old woman hid her secret?
    4. What treat did the oak tribes gave to the poet and why?

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  17. Sir Describe the woman the narrator met in the oakwood?

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    1. The old woman was unsteady in health. She had a stick in her hand and she wore dirty, torn cloth.
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  18. What did the oak trees accuse the poet?

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    1. The oak trees accused the poet as he remained indifferent to the cutting of oak trees and showed no care to protect them.
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  19. Why did they oak trees tie the narrator to a stake?

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    1. The oak trees tied the narrator to a stake as a punishment on the part of human beings as he showed no care to protect the oak trees and remained indifferent to the destruction of trees.
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    1. The old woman cackled at the foolishness of human beings who are ruthless to oak trees. This act foolishness only brings the destruction of human beings.

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  21. What is relationship between the narrator and nature after being sensed the importance of nature?

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  22. Why was the woman old

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