Answer following questions in short.
Q1) What message does John Berryman want to convey through this poem?
Ans1) The message that the poet wants to convey is the importance of loss and responsibility in life. We should not forget the importance of possessions.
Q2) How does the boy feel at the loss of his ball?
Ans2) The boy very much troubled at the loss of his ball. His ball falls in water. He is much upset as he has a long association with the ball.
Q3) “Money is external’ What does the poet mean by this expression taken from the ball?
Ans3) He makes the boy understand about his responsibility as the loss is immaterial. He can purchase another ball. He explained that the world is full of possessions and money is external item
Some more questions for practice.
Q1) Write the sum and substance of the poem “The Ball Poem.”?