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Hi, the questions followed by the stanza have been answered in two different ways. Please let me know which way you like. a or b?
Come to me, O ye children!
For I hear you at your play,
And the questions that perplexed me
Have vanished quite away.
(The verses have been extracted from one of the best loved poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Children.)
1. What were the questions that were disturbing the poem?
a. We have no way of knowing the questions that were perplexing him. However, they might be regarding some genaral problems of life.
b. The poem does not address the questions. However, they may relate to some of life's general problems.
2. How have the questions been answered?
a. The questions are not answered; rather, the poet has been diverted from thinking about them by the sight and sound of the children at play.
b. The questions are not answered. The poet has only been diverted from thinking about them by the sight and sound of the children at play.
Thanks a lot!
For me, b in each case.