JKBOSE Class 9 English Tulip Poetry Chapter 9 Palanquin Bearers Solution
JKBOSE (Jammu Kashmir State Board Of School Education) Class 9 English Solution Chapter 9 Palanquin Bearers all Exercise Question Answers. Students of JK Board Grade 9 Standard can download all Answer.
Understanding the Poem
1.) What are the feelings of the palanquin bearers as they carry the princess inside the palanquin?
Answer: The palanquin bearers feel that the princess inside the palanquin is like a pearl on a string which is soft and fragile. For them she is like a flower, a bird, and like a dream. They carry her very lightly and softly.
2.) ‘Lightly, O lightly we bear her along; she sways like a flower in the wind of our song’. What are these opening lines of the poem suggestive of? Do you think that the palanquin bearers are sensitive to the presence of the bride?
Answer: The opening lines of the poem suggest us that there is someone very delicate inside the palanquin that needs to be carried very lightly without hurting her. The palanquin bearers are indeed very sensitive to the presence of the bride as they know what she must be going through leaving her parents’ house so they carry her lightly not to hurt her anymore. For them she is like a delicate flower which needs to be treated with utmost care.
3.) What is the rhyme scheme of the poem? Pick out the pairs of rhyming words in the poem.
Answer: The rhyming scheme of the poem is “aa bb cc.” The following are the rhyming words in the poem :-
Along – Song
Stream – Dream
Sing – String
Tide – Bride
Learning about literary devices
1.) In line 4 the poet says, ‘She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream’ and in line 10 she writes, ‘She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.’ Do you think that the poet has deliberately used the device of contrast? Why has she done so?
Answer: In the line 4 the girl is happy to start her new life so she appears like a laugh from the lips of a dream. But as the times passes, she realizes that she has to leave her parents’ home forever and live in another house with her husband. So, in the line 10 the poet says that she falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride. The poet is a woman so she too must have gone through the same stage as the bride in the poem, so she has used the device of contrast to shed light on the life of a girl who has to live her parents’ house and live with her husband till her death.
2.) Simile: It is a figure of speech used to compare the qualities of two objects or things using words such as ‘like’ or ‘as’. For example;
a.) The poet compares the bride to a flower.
b.) She hangs like a star in the dew of a song.
The poem is full of similes. (Pick out all the similes used by the poet in the poem).
Answer: She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
3.) Refrain: poets often use the device of refrain (‘refrain’ is a line or a part of line or a group of lines repeated in the course of a poem). Did you notice that some words, lines/parts of lines are repeated in the poem?
Pick out these words or lines that are repeated. What effect does such repetition create in the poem?
Answer: Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
O gaily we glide and we sing,
O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.
4.) You have studied in the last poem about images. Read the poem and complete the following table by matching lines from the poem with the related images conveyed by them:
Line from the poem Image conveyed
Skims like a bird gliding movement of a bird flying over a stream
Sways like a flower Movement of a flower when the winds blows
Floats like a laugh laughing while dreaming something
Hangs like a star a dew drop when the sunlight falls on it
Springs like a beam like a tide of a sea
Falls like a tear like a drop of a tear when a bride is leaving her parents’ house forever
Palanquin was the part of our culture recently. It still finds its way in folk songs and film songs. Do you think that such parts of culture should be preserved. Give reasons in support of your answer.
Answer: Palanquin was one of the most beautiful parts of our culture. But in today’s modern age, rarely do we find palanquins at the weddings. I think that it is a wonderful cultural part that shows the innocence and the beauty of a bride and it should be preserved. In fact, it is preserved now, it will be known to the modern generation and they too would value the same in their future.
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