The Last Bargain Poem Question Answers: “The Last Bargain” is a poem written by Rabindranath Tagore, a famous Indian poet and Nobel laureate. Click the below links to study more about this poem.
Working with the poem
1. Who is the speaker in the poem?
Ans. The speaker is the narrator, an ordinary man, looking for a job.
2. The king, ‘sword in hand’ suggests
(i) wealth (ii) power (iii) more power than wealth.
Ans. (ii) power
3. The old man offered the speaker a lot of money. Why did he turn down the offer?
Ans. He turned down the offer because though he was offering him money but it would take away his freedom and liberty.
4. Find in the poem, lines that match the following. Read both one after another.
(i) I have nothing to give you
except goodwill and cheer.
(ii) Her happiness was no more
than sorrow in disguise.
(iii) The king’s might was not worth much.
Ans. (i) ‘I hire you with nothing’.
(ii) “Her eyes paled and melted into tears.”
(iii) “But his power counted for naught.”
5. How did the speaker feel after talking to the child on the beach?
Ans. After talking to the child on the beach, the speaker feels like a free man.