Q. 1. Explain the reference to the context the following.


(i) He even poured a little paraffin upon the bitten toe and put a match to it.


Ans. Context: These lines are taken from the poem Night of the Scorpion composed by Nissim Ezekiel.

Explanation: The poet remembers the dark rainy night when his

mother was stung by Scorpion It was raining heavily, a scorpion

had taken shelter, under a sack of rice.

When the poet's mother went to get rice from the granary,

the scorpion bit her and disappeared in the rain