Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
looked out at young
trees sprinting, the merry children spilling
out of their homes, but after the airport's
security check, standing a few yards
away, I looked again at her, wan,
as a late winter's moon and felt that
familiar ache, _ _ _
(a) How can the trees sprint?
(b) Why did the poet look at her mother again?
(c) What did she observe?
(d) Identify the figure of speech used in these lines.
(a) The poetess was looking out of the car while it was moving. It seemed to her that the objects were moving in the opposite direction. Also, it looked like as if the trees were running. So, she said that the trees sprint.
(b) The poetess looked at her mother again to assure her mother that she would see her again.
(c) The poetess observed that her mother looked pale and weak.
(d) The poetic device that is used in these lines is personification and simile.