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'Oenone' by Alfred Lord Tennyson; Brief-answer Questions


by Alfred Lord Tennyson

1. What type of poem is “Oenone”?

Ans: “Oenone” is a dramatic monologue. 

2. What is the theme of the poem ‘Oenone’?

Ans: The theme of the poem ‘Oenone’ is betrayal in love.

3. What is Ida?

Ans: Ida is a mountain-range in Mysia in Asia Minor.

4. What is Gargarus?

Ans: Gargarus is the topmost peak in the Ida Mountains mentioned in Homer’s Iliad.  

5. Who is Oenone? [NU 2016]

Ans: Oenone was the first wife of Paris of Troy. He abandoned her for the queen Helen of Sparta.

6. Who was Paris?

Ans: Paris was the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. He eloped with Helen, queen of Sparta, and initiated the events that led to the Trojan War. 

7. What fruit did Paris disclose to Oenone?

Ans: Paris disclosed to Oenone “a fruit of pure Hesperian gold / That smelt ambrosially”.

8. What was the inscription on the golden apple?

Ans: The inscription on the golden apple was "For the most fair". 

9. What did Aphrodite promise Paris?

Ans: Aphrodite promised Paris “The fairest and most loving wife in Greece."

10. Who was Peleus?

Ans: Peleus, son of Aeacus and Endeis, was king of the Myrmidons at Phthia in Thessaly. He was the husband of the nymph Thetis

11. Who is Cassandra?

Ans. Cassandra is a Trojan princess who receives the gift of prophecy but is cursed to be believed by none.