When I Set Out For Lyonnesse Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share When I Set Out For Lyonnesse Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Thomas Hardy. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of A Visit To Cambridge, This is Jody’s Fawn and The Summit Within so, you can check these posts as well.

When I Set Out For Lyonnesse Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Lyonnesse – (in Arthurian legend) the mythical birthplace of Sir Tristram, in England, believed to have been submerged by the sea; here an imaginary place.
  • Rime – frost
  • The spray – leaves and branches of trees; foliage
  • Durst – (poetic word for) dared
  • Bechance – happen/chance to happen
  • Sojourn – stay
  • Radiance – glow
  • Fathomless – so deep that the depth can’t be measured

Question 1: In the first stanza, find words that show

i. that it was very cold.

Answer: Rime

ii. that it was late evening.

Answer: Starlight

iii. that the traveller was alone.

Answer: Lonesomeness

Question 2: i) Something happened at Lyonnesse. It was

a. improbable.
b. impossible.
c. unforeseeable.

Question 3: ii) Pick out two lines from stanza 2 to justify your answer.

Answer: “No prophet durst declare;
Nor did the wisest wizard guess”.

Question 4: i) Read the line (stanza 3) that implies the following.

‘Everyone noticed something, and they made

guesses, but didn’t speak a word’.

Answer: ‘All marked with mute surmise’.

ii) Now read the line that refers to what they noticed.

Answer: “My radiance rare and fathomless”.

So, these were When I Set Out For Lyonnesse Questions & Answers.