The Wreck of the Titanic by Benjamin Peck Keith is a poem about one of the greatest tragedies at sea which also exposed some of the greatest acts of courage and heroism.
Sample Questions from ‘The Wreck of the Titanic’
- Why does the poet call the Titanic ‘a poem of iron and steel?’
- What is described as the ‘ominous form’ which loomed out of the darkness?
- What was the ‘awfully grand’ scene, according to the poet?
- Read the hints which a reporter from the field sent to his news bureau. Imagine that you are a journalist in the bureau. Develop these hints into a news report to be published on the front page of your newspaper.
- Heavy rains across south Kerala
- TVM, Kottayam – 12 cms in 2 days.
- Cause – depression in Indian Ocean
- Major rivers – over flow, dam shutters – open
- 12 dead, houses damaged, relief camps open
- Urgent cabinet meeting- Chief Minister – support from centre.
- Rain – to continue for 2 more days, people – to be cautious.
- Think of the tragic end of the Titanic and prepare a newspaper report about the wreck of the Titanic. Include details of the passengers on board, the collision with the iceberg, and the heroic acts of her crew.