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Poem 5 – The River

 

A. Read the following lines and answer the River Poem 9th Standard questions given below.

1. O’re the yellow pebbles dancing,
Through the flowers and foliage glancing.

(а). How does the river flow?
Answer:
The river flows glancing through the flowers and foliage.

(b). What is meant by ‘foliage’?
Answer:
Foliage is a cluster of leaves, flowers and branches.

3. Over rocks, by rose-banks, sweeping Like impetuous youth.

(a). Where does the rose grow?
Answer:
The rose grows on the rose banks.

(b). Which stage of man is compared here?
Answer:
The period of youth is compared here.

4. Broad and deep, and still as time;
Seeming still, yet still in motion,

(a). What is broad and deep?
Answer:
The river is broad and deep.

(b). Is time still?
Answer:
No, the time is not still, yet it seems to be still.

5. Tending onward to the ocean,
Just like a mortal prime.

(a) Where is the river flowing to?
Answer:
The river is flowing to the ocean.

(b). What does the poet mean by ‘ mortal Prime’?
Answer:
By the term ‘Mortal prime’, the poet means the man is in the best age of his life.




B. Read the following lines and answer the questions.

1. Bright you sparkle on your way;
O’er the yellow pebbles dancing,
Through the flowers and foliage glancing,
Like a child at play.
Pick out the rhyming words.
Answer:
The rhyming words are: Way, play; dancing, glancing.

2. Mention the rhyme scheme of the poem.
The rhyme scheme of the poem is a b c c b.
River, river, little river! a
Bright you sparkle on your way; b
O’er the yellow pebbles dancing, c
Through the flowers and foliage glancing, c
Like a child at play. b

River, river! swelling river! a
On you rush through rough and smooth; b
Louder, faster, brawling, leaping, c
Over rocks, by rose-banks, sweeping c
Like impetuous youth. b

River, river! Brimming river! a
Broad and deep, and still as time; b
Seeming still, yet still in motion, c
Tending onward to the ocean, c
Just like mortal prime. b

River, river! Headlong river! a
Down you dash into the sea, b
Sea that line hath never sounded, c
Sea that sail hath never rounded, c
Like eternity. b

3. Through the flowers and foliage glancing,
Like a child at play.
Mention the figure of speech used in the above lines. Give various other examples from the poem.
Answer:
Alliteration is the figure of speech used in the above line.
Various other examples from the poem are:-

  1. On you rush through rough and smooth
  2. Over rocks, by rose-banks
  3. Seeming still, yet still in motion
  4. Tending onward to the ocean
  5. Down you dash into the sea
  6. Sea that line hath never sounded
  7. Sea that sail hath never rounded

4. Seeming still, yet still in motion
(a) Pick out the words in alliteration from the above line.
Seeming still

(b) Identify other examples from the poem for alliteraion.
Other examples from the poem are:-

  1. On you rush through rough and smooth
  2. Over rocks, by rose-banks
  3. Seeming still, yet still in motion
  4. Tending onward to the ocean
  5. Down you dash into the sea
  6. Sea that line hath never sounded
  7. Sea that sail hath never rounded

5. Pick out the examples for epithet from the poem.

Little river!
Swelling river!
Brimming river!
Headlong river!

6. Pick out the examples for imagery from the poem.

Yellow pebbles
dancing Brawling, leaping
dash into the sea

C. Based on your understanding of the poem, complete the summary of the poem by choosing the words/phrases given below.

prime phase, the yellow pebbles, motionless, stages of human life, sweeping, child, journey, reckless youth.

In the poem ‘The River’, the poet compares the flow of the river with different (1) ……………………… The first stanza explains how the sparkling river goes dancing over (2) …………………… and glancing through the flowers and leaves. These acts of the river is compared to a curious and innocent (3) …………………. at play. The second stanza compares the river to a (4) ……………………. who goes through rough and smooth patches of life. Like a youth, here the river becomes louder, faster, and (5) ……………………. everything all along the way. In the third stanza, the river becomes like a hard-working man who is at the (6) …………………… of life. Here the deep and broad river seems (7) ………………… but it keeps moving towards the sea like a matured man who silently marches towards the goal. In the last stanza, the long (8) ……………………. of the river reaches the endless sea like a human life attains eternity.
Answers:

  1. stages of human life
  2. the yellow pebbles
  3. child
  4. reckless youth
  5. sweeping
  6. prime phase
  7. motionless
  8. journey

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