NCERT Class 9 English Beehive Fourth Chapter Poem Solution The Lake Isle of Innisfree
NCERT Class 9 Fourth Chapter Poem Solution The Lake Isle of Innisfree Exercise Question and Answers by Experts. English Beehive Class 9 Poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree.
1.What kind of place is Innisfree? Think about:
(i) The three things the poet wants to do when he goes back there (stanza I);
Answer: The three things that the poet wants to do when he goes to Innisfree are –
(a) He wants to make a small cabin with clay and fences with straw.
(b) He wants to plant nine rows of beans.
(c) He wants to eat honey from heehive.
(ii) What he hears and sees there and its effect on him (stanza II);
Answer: The blissful morning wearing the veil of cloud, song of male cricket, twinkling stars of midnight linnet bind make the poet peaceful.
(iii) What he hears in his “heart’s core” even when he is far away from Innisfree (stanza III).
Answer: The poet hears the sound of the lake water striking the shore in his core of the heart
(2) by now you may have concluded that Innisfree is a simple, natural place, full of beauty and peace. How does the poet contrast it with where he now stands? (Read stanza III.)
Answer: The poet describes Innisfree as a peaceful place where he wanted to go back again .The cloudy sky in the morning the twinkling stars of night, the purplish glow of the afternoon took him back again and again over there .He also witnessed the sound of cricket, flying linnet, sound of the water of the lake, which are for better than the urban roadways, pavements and he considered his own surroundings gloomy, pale like the colour gray .This are the contrasts made by the poet.
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(3) Do you think Innisfree is only a place or a state of mind? Does the poet actually miss the place of his boyhood days?
Answer: Innisfree is a place where the poet spent his entire boyhood. And he misses the place so much that all these things mentioned in the poem are his start of mind.
Yes, the poet actually misses the place of his boyhood days.
1. Look at the words the poet uses to describe what he sees and hears at Innisfree
(i) bee-loud glade
Answer: Bees are buzzing around.
(ii) Evenings full of the linnet’s wings
Answer: Linnets are playing in the evening sky.
(iii) Lake water lapping with low sounds what pictures do these words create in your mind?
Answer: The water of the lake is striking at the shore of the lake.
(2) Look at these words; … peace comes dropping slow Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings what do these words mean to you? What do you think “comes dropping slow…from the veils of the morning”? What does “to where the cricket sings” mean?
… Peace comes dropping slow
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings-
The above line indicates that the poet is experiencing peace slowly and gradually by seeing the scenery of cloudy morning and hearing the sound of cricket.
The poet found his peaceful mind with the song of the cricket.
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