Class 9 English Poem Chapter 3 Rain On The Roof

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Class 9 English Poem Chapter 3 Rain On The Roof

SEBA Class 9 English Poem Chapter 3 Rain On The Roof Notes covers all the exercise questions in Assam Board SEBA Textbooks. The SEBA Class 9 English Beehive Poem Chapter 3 Rain On The Roof provided here ensures a smooth and easy understanding of all the concepts. Understand the concepts behind every chapter and score well in the board exams.

Rain On The Roof

Chapter – 3

BEEHIVE (POEM)

TEXTUAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Thinking about the Poem

I. 1. What do the following phrases mean to you ? Discuss in class.

(i) humid shadows.

(ii) starry spheres.

(iii) what a bliss. 

(iv) a thousand dreamy fancies into busy being start.

(v) a thousand recollections weave their air-threads into woof.

Ans: (i) humid shadows : Humid shadows is a reference made to the moisture laden clouds which cover the sky before a bout of rain and seem to cast a shadow over the earth.

(ii) starry spheres: Starry spheres is a reference made to the billions of stars in the semi spherical sky. 

(iii) what a bliss: It is used to express the poet’s supreme happiness.

(iv) a thousand dreamy fancies into busy being start: The rain leads the poet away into the world of daydreams.

(v) a thousand recollections weave their air-threads into woof: Thousands of memories come flooding to the poet’s mind each one weaving into the other.

2. What does the poet like to do when it rains ? 

Ans: Whenever it rains the poet likes to lie in bed with his pillow, inside his cottage and listen to the patter of the rain as it hits the cottage’s shingles.

3. What is the single major memory that comes to the poet ? Who are the “darling dreamers” he refers to ?

Ans: Thoughts and memories of his mother is the one major memory the poet remembers. He recalls his mother tucking him and his siblings into bed, while the rain beat on the roof during their childhood days. The poet and his siblings are the “darling dreamers”.

4. Is the poet now a child ? Is his mother still alive ? 

Ans: No, the poet is not a child anymore, he has grown up. No, the mother of the poet is no longer alive.

II. 1. When you were a young child, did you mother tuck you in, as the poet’s did ?

Ans: Yes, my mother used to tuck me in when I was a young just like the poet’s mother did.

2. Do you like rain? What do you do when it rains steadily or heavily as described in the poem?

Suggested Answer: 

Yes I like the rain.

When it rains steadily or heavily as described in the poem. I usually stay indoors and sit with a cup of hot cocoa drink and a good book I also often sit at the window watching the raindrops fall incessantly, making little pools on the ground.

3. Does everybody have a cosy bed to lie in when it rains ? Look around you and describe how different kinds of people or animals spend time, seek shelter etc. during rain.

Ans: No, animals and some of the less fortunate among us do not have the luxury of lying in a cosy bed whenever it rains. Most of such people, who live on the footpaths use ragged polythene sheets to keep out the rain. The others take shelter under shops or other buildings if the people allow them. Animals on the other hand, especially birds huddle together unde leaves or under the overhanging ceilings of buildings. But som birds like ducks seem to enjoy the rain and wade out into nearby ponds

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS

Answer the following questions :

1. Pick the line that shows that the poet is happy  when it rains.

Ans: “What a bliss to press the pillow.”

2. What does the poet listen to ?

Ans: The poet listens to the sound of rain drops falling on his cottage’s roof. 

3. What does the poet remember when it rains ? 

Ans: The poet remembers his mother and how she used to tuck him and his siblings into bed, when they were children. He also remember the loving look she gave them after she had tucked them in and before leaving them for the night.

4. What starts ‘a thousand dreamy fantasies’ ?

Ans: The tinkling sound of the rain as the raindrops fall on the roof start ‘a thousand dreamy fantasies’.

5. “To regard the darling dreamers Ere she left them till the awn”

(i) Who is the ‘she’ mentioned here ?

Ans: The ‘she’ mentioned in the above quoted lines is the poet’s mother. 

(ii) Who are the darling dreamers ? Why did she leave them till dawn ?

Ans: The darling dreamers are the poet and his siblings. Their mother left them till dawn because she had already tucked them in and it was time for them to sleep.

(ii) What did he do before leaving the ‘darling dreamers’ ? 

Ans: Before leaving the ‘darling dreamers’ she tucked them in and looked at them all fondly as she bid them good night.

(iv) Why does the poet mention her ? 

Ans: The poet mentions his mother because the rain falling on his roof awakens the memories of his mother, and how in his childhood she used to tuck him in bed during such rainy days.

Reference to the context

1. “When the humid shadows hover

 Over all the starry spheres

And the melancholy darkness

Gently weeps in rainy tears,”

(a) From which poem are these lines taken, and who is the poet ?

Ans: These lines are taken from ‘Rain on the Roof and the poet is. Coates Kinney. 

(b) What are the ‘humid shadows’ referred to here ?

Ans: Humid shadows is a reference to the moisture laden clouds.

(c) Give the meaning of the word ‘melancholy’.

Ans: Melancholy means sad or gloomy. 

(d) ‘Starry spheres’ is a reference to

(i) the star studded sky.

(ii) balls of light.

(iii) the moon.

(iv) the raindrops reflecting light.

Ans: (i) the star studded sky.

2. “O! I feel her fond look on me

As I list to this refrain

Which is played upon the shingles

By the patter of the rain.” 

(a) Who is the speaker ?

Ans: The speaker is the poet, Coates Kinney. 

(b) Who is the ‘her’ referred to here ?

Ans:  Her’ is a reference to the poet’s mother.

(c) What is being played upon the shingles ? By whom ? 

Ans: The patter of the rain drops creates a melodious sound upon the shingles. The incessant raindrops seem to be playing a repeated melody on the shingles.

The rain drops play a refrain upon the shingles.

(d) the word ‘refrain’ means

(i) a melody, a part of a song that is sung after every verse.

(ii) the sound of the rain.

(iii) the sound produced by the clouds.

(iv) sound produced by the speaker.

Ans: (i) a melody, a part of a song that is sung after every verse.

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