Tamilnadu Board Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Poem Solutions Chapter 2: Tamilnadu State Board Solution Class 9 English Chapter 2 Poem – A Poison Tree.
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Samacheer Kalvi Class 9th Poem A Poison Tree Question Answer Solution
A POISON TREE
A) Answer the following questions in a sentence or two.
1) I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
a) Whom does ‘I’ refer to?
Answer: ’I’ refers to the poet.
b) How did the anger of the poet come to an end?
Answer: The poet expressed his anger to his friend and it came to an end.
2) And I watered it in fears Night and morning with my tears;
a) What does ‘it’ refer to?
Answer: ‘It’ refers to the anger.
b) How is ‘it’ watered?
Answer: ’It’ is watered with the fears and tears of the poet.
3) In the morning glad I see My foe outstretched beneath the tree
a) How did the poet feel in the morning?
Answer: The poet felt glad in the morning.
b) Who is the ‘foe’ referred to here?
Answer: ‘Foe’ is referred to the one with whom the poet is angry with.
c) Why was the ‘foe’ found lying outstretched beneath the tree?
Answer: The ‘foe’ ate an apple and it was outstretched beneath the tree.
4) And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright.
a) What does ‘it’ refer to?
Answer: ‘It’ is referred to the anger.
b) What does ‘apple’ signify?
Answer: ’Apple’ signifies the emotion of anger.
c) What grew both day and night?
Answer: Poet’s anger grew day and night. Poet’s anger is personified to the tree here.
B) Complete the summary by filling in the given spaces with suitable words.
Once the poet was angry with his friend. He expressed his anger and it ended. They became friends. But when he grew angry with his foe, he didn’t express it and allowed his anger to grow. Day and night he watered it with his tears and allowed it to grow. He faced his foe with false smiles and cunning tricks. The tree kept growing and yielded a bright apple which made his foe to eat it stealthily during the night. The next morning the poet was happy to see his foe lying outstrectched under the tree.
C) Answer the following questions in about 80-100 words.
1) How did the poet’s anger with his friend end?
Answer: When the poet was angry with his friend and he expressed his anger to him. By expressing his anger and letting out his feelings the problem and anger came to an end. Communication played a key role in poet and his friend’s misunderstandings. Had the poet not expressed his emotions the anger would have grown and things would have become ugly. It was because of their bond and friendship the two got back on their track again and the poet was able to forget his anger. Only communication in a proper way can give solution to problems like these.
2) Describe how his anger kept growing.
Answer: The poet didn’t express his anger to his enemy and it took a bad turn. Unlike his friend, the enemy’s anger with the time. The poet kept his anger with himself and let it grow within himself. He watered the plant of anger with his tears and fears and it grew big , into poisonous one. It harmed him as it kept growing, he event tricked his enemy with his fake smiles. As he didn’t communicate properly with the enemy the anger took an ugly turn.
3) Describe the effect of the poisonous fruit on the ‘enemy’.
Answer: The poet kept his anger to himself and didn’t express it to the enemy. The anger within him grew so much that it became bitter day by day. The tree of anger became big and bore an apple so bright that it attracted his enemy, despite knowing that the garden was of the poet, the enemy ate that apple. The next morning the poet’s anger seems to be turned into happiness as he saw his enemy outstretched under the tree. It means that the apple had a poisonous effect on the enemy.
D) Figures of Speech
Pick out at least two instances of alliteration from the poem.
1) I was angry with my friend;
2) Night and morning with my tears:
3) Till it bore an apple bright
E) Read the following lines from the poem and answer the questions that follow.
1) I was angry with my friend; I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe I told it not, my wrath did grow.
i) Pick out the rhyming words.
Answer: Friend-end, foe-grow
ii) What is the rhyme scheme of the stanza?
iii) Identify the figure of speech in the title of the poem.
2) And I water’d it in fears Night and morning with my tears;
i) What figure of speech is used in ‘watered it in fears’?
F) Listen to the passage on ‘anger management’ and match the sentence parts by drawing a line. The recording can be played more than once if needed.
1) Meditation is definitely a great techniqueto calm your inner self.
2) There is a person living inside you who always tells you how to act.
3) Getting angry is natural but to know how to handle is a virtue.
4) Anger is something that releases the tension who will take care of the reason why you got angry?
5) Close your eyes and speak to yourself and calm yourself.