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Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow: 
Driving from my parent's
home to Cochin last Friday
morning, I saw my mother, beside me,
doze, open mouthed, her face ashen like that
of a corpse and realised with pain
that she was as old as she looked.

(i) Where was the poet driving to?
(ii) Why was her mother's face looking like that of a corpse?
(iii) What did the poet notice about her mother? 

Answer

(i) The poet was driving to the airport.
(ii) Her mother's face was looking like that of a corpse because it was pallid and its natural radiance had desiccated with age.
(iii) The poet noticed her mother's pale and 'ashen' face, lost of all vitality and colour, owing to her old age.