NCERT Class 9 English Chapter 13 Wind

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Chapter: 13



Read the stanzas given below and answer the questions that follow:


Wind, come softly.

Don’t break the shutters of the windows. Don’t scatter the papers.

Don’t throw down the books on the shelf. There, look what you did – you threw them all down.

You tore the pages of the books You brought rain again.


(i) The above lines have been composed by:

(a) Robert Frost.

(b) Coates Kinney.

(c) Subramania Bharti.

(d) William Butter Yeats.

Ans: (c) Subramania Bharti.

(ii) There, look what you did’ means: 

(a) The wind came softly.

(b) The wind did not scatter the books.

(c) The wind threw all the books, tore their pages, and bought the rain.

(d) The wind stopped the rain. 

Ans: (c) The wind threw all the books, tore their pages, and bought the rain again.

(iii) The poet asks the wind:

(a) To blow suddenly.

(b) To blow gently and mildly.

(c) To blow strongly.

(d) To blow harshly.

Ans: (b) To blow gently and mildly.

(iv) To blow gently and mildly’ means:

(a) Move softly.

(b) Hurriedly.

(c) Fiercely.

(d) Suddenly.

Ans: (a) Move softly.

(v) The word in the stanza which means ‘feeble beings’ is _________.

(a) Shutter.

(b) Weaklings. 

(c) Scatter.

(d) poking fun.

Ans: (b) Weaklings. 


You are very clever at poking fun at weaklings.

Frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, crumbling hearts – the wind god winnows and crushes them all


(i) The wind is called clever because ________.

(a) It makes fun of weak things.

(b) It blows very hard. 

(c) Wind be friends certain people.

(d) Wind keeps energy. 

Ans: (a) It makes fun of weak things.

(ii) The only living and crumbling object here is ________.

(a) Houses.

(b) Doors. 

(c) Rafters. 

(d) Heart.

Ans: (d) Heart. 

(iii) The wind god winnows. The Figure of Speech used by the poet is: 

(a) Simile. 

(b) Metaphor. 

(c) Personification. 

(d) Hyperbole. 

Ans: (b) Metaphor. 

(iv) According to the poet, if we are who will be our friend:

(a) Wind. 

(b) Snow. 

(c) Fire. 

(d) None of these. 

Ans: (a) Wind .

(v) Who breaks the shutters of the window?

(a) Children.

(b) People.

(d) Rain. 

(c) Wind.

Ans: (c) Wind. 


He won’t do what you tell him. 

So, come, let’s build strong homes. 

Let’s joint the doors firmly. 

Practise to firm the body.

Make the heart steadfast.


(i) The poet advises to:

(a) Build strong houses, joint the doors firmly and to make our body firm/ strong.

(b) Build small houses rather than big houses. 

(c) Bolt the doors firmly before we go to sleep.

(d) Make our body strong for wrestling. 

Ans: (a) Build strong houses, joint the doors firmly and to make our body firm/strong.

(ii) ‘He won’t do what you tell him’ means the wind ________.

(a) Cannot hear.

(b) Does not follow our commands.

(c) Does not like us. 

(d) Wants us to be strong.

Ans: (b) Does not follow our commands.

(iii) Through the above stanza the poet wishes to convey that: 

(a) We should be well prepared to face the wind.

(b) We should buy the objects of good quality. 

(c) The doors should be made of iron. 

(d) The wind cannot harm us in any way.

Ans: (a) We should be well prepared to face the wind.

(iv) Who is the poet calling out to?

(a) The winds.

(b) To her family.

(c) To follow human beings. 

(d) To her children.

Ans: (c) To follow human beings.

(v) ‘Make the heart steadfast’ suggests ________.

(a) The heart must be consoled. 

(b) The heart is to be made strong. 

(c) The heart must move steadily and with speed.

(d) Do good work and be fearless.

Ans: (b) The heart is to be made strong.


Do this, and the wind will be friends with us.

The wind blows out weak fires.

He makes strong fires roar and flourish. 

His friendship is good.

We praise him every day.


(i) The wind _________.

(a) Blows out the weak fire.

(b) Flourishes the weak fire.

(c) Blows out the strong fire.

(d) Makes weak friends.

Ans: (a) Blows out the weak fire.

(ii) The poet advises us to _________.

(a) Make strong fires.

(b) Make our hearts weak.

(c) Make our hearts strong.

(d) Make weak houses.

Ans: (c) Make our hearts strong.

(iii) Wind can be made friendly ________.

(a) By making friendship with wind.

(b) By making friendship with fire. 

(c) By blowing out the weak fire.

(d) By making ourselves stronger.

Ans: (d) By making ourselves stronger.

(iv) ‘Make the heart steadfast’ means

(a) Make the heart weak.

(b) Make the heart flaccid.

(c) Make the heart strong.

(d) Make the heart useful. 

Ans: (c) Make the heart strong.

(v) The opposite meaning of the word ‘enmity’ in the passage is _________.

(a) Friendship. 

(b) Hatred. 

(c) Humanity. 

(d) Brotherhood.

Ans: (a) Friendship. 



Read the following questions and write your answers in 30-40 words each:

Q.1. What are the things the wind does in the first stanza?

Ans: In the first stanza the wind is a trouble maker. It breaks the shutters of the windows. It scatters the papers. It even bir throws down the books and tears the pages. Then it brings rain. Thus it disturbs everything.

Q. 2. Have you seen any body winnowing grain at home or in a paddy field? What is the word in your language for winnowing? What do people use for winnowing? Give the words in your language if you know them.

Ans: In our houses we see our mothers and household ladies winnowing the grain. In a paddy-field, our laborious farmers remain busy in this activity. They use this practice for rice, and other paddies like daals, bajra, jowar 

1. In our language the word for winnowing is (पिछोड़ना) as our language is Hindi.

2. People use for winnowing (छाज). It is used for separating grain from the chaff. 

Q.3. What does the poet say the wind God winnows? 

Ans: The poet says that the wind God winnows weak people and weak things. He winnows crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, and crumbling hearts.

Q.4. What should we do to make friends with the wind? 

Ans: We should make ourselves strong. We should build strong homes and strong doors. We should make ourselves physically and mentally strong and firm. Then the wind will become our friend.

Q.5. What the last four lines of the poem mean to you?

Ans: The wind makes the strong stronger still. The wind makes a big fire furious. This means that if we are strong and firm, the wind will try to help us. But if we are weak, the strong will destroy us.

Q.6. How does the poet speak to the wind in anger or with humour? You must have seen or heard of the wind ‘Crumbling lives’? What is your response to this? Is it like the poet’s?

Ans: The elements of nature are very strong. They are both our friends and enemies. When wind turns into a storm it can blow away trees, houses, ships and everything else. There are cyclones that cause devastation. But I agree with the poet that we must build stronger buildings. Then the wind can do us less harm.

II. The Poem you have read is originally in the Tamil. Do you know any such poems in your language?

Ans: Note: It is for the students to attempt.


Answer the following questions: 

Q.1. How has the poet Subramania Bhaati interpreted the action of Wind God towards the winnowing of grain?

Ans: The poet has tried to interpret both the actions directly. The farmers use the wind winnowing for cleaning the grains like rice, dáals, bajra, jowar etc. On the other hand ‘Wind God winnowing’ refers to wind God who separates the weak from the strong. It has its own symbolism. The strong are like the grain and weak are like the chaff.

Q.2. Wind is symbolic of strength. How can we strengthen ourselves and what benefit we can draw by strengthening ourselves?

Ans: We should try our best to make friendship with the wind. As the wind is strong we should be brave enough to make it our friend. We can strengthen ourselves by making ourselves firm, steadfast, courageous, and strong willed etc. It is by these qualities that we can strengthen ourselves.

Q.3. Weak people are always shattered and ridiculed. What advice is given to them by the poet?

Ans: Weak people are ridiculed at by the society. They may be weak physically, financially or emotionally. For such people it is difficult to withstand tortures of society. Poet has used wind as symbol of power. Wind breaks the shutters of windows, throws the books on the shelf, tears the pages of the book etc. Poet wants weak people to make their heart steadfast and strong.

Q.4. What moral lesson do we get from the poem ‘Wind’?

Ans: The poem presents a very rewarding message cum moral lesson to all that we should be strong enough like the wind so that we can face obstacles, problems, complexities and challenges of life. Only the strong willed or strong heart people are never washed out by the difficulties. They cope up with the hard situations and come out with flying colours.

Q.5. How can we befriend with the wind?


What does the poet ask us to do? 

Ans: Since the wind is a symbol of power and the uncontrollable entity of nature, it bows or crumbles the weaklings and sweeps then away with its mighty power is superfluous. Might itself means superpower. Thus those who possess strength and strong heart, they can survive in this complex and zigzag way of life. Everything is undertaken by us on the basis of strength and power. We can befriend God mind by building strong homes and doors. We can also win her favour if we have strong body and the steadfast heart.

Q.6. How can you say that the wind disturbs the weaklings?

Ans: The wind disturbs the weaklings only because these are without strength and power to face the obstacles, challenges and problems. Strong and powerful people are never afraid of it and encounter its roaring in the shape of violent wind or rain.

Q.7. Why does the poet urge the wind ‘to come softly’ in the first stanza?

Ans: The poet urges the wind to come softly lest it should tear off and throw down the papers and books from the shelf. In order not to have any trouble or harm, the poet urges the God wind to come softly. 

Q.8. What has been symbolised by the poet through the medium of poem? 

Ans: The poet wants to make us cautious to be brave like the wind which possesses both strength, rough, raw and brutal nature. He wants to make friendship with the strong since the weak finds no place before the power.The wind God is a symbol of strength and by its use, it makes fun of weaklings. 

Q.9. What does the wind do with the weak fires?

Ans: The wind through its might, shakes the weak fire and makes it roar and flourish through its strength. Thus our heart should be strong and determined never to be blown out with anything. Thus only the strong can flourish. We must learn a lesson from this powerful wind.

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