Tamilnadu Board Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Poem Solutions Chapter 1: Tamilnadu State Board Solution Class 9 English Chapter 1 Poem – Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening.
Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Poem Solutions Chapter 1: Overview
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Samacheer Kalvi Class 9th Poem Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening Question Answer Solution
STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING
B) Read the following lines and answer the following questions.
1) He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
a) Whom does ‘he’ refer to?
Answer: ’He’ is the owner of the woods.
b) Identify the season in these lines.
Answer:Winter season is in the lines.
2) My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near
a) Who is the speaker?
Answer: The poet, Rober Frost is the speaker.
b) Why should the horse think it queer?
Answer: It is dark and there is no farmhouse near so the horse must think it is strange thing.
c) Pick out the rhyming words.
3) He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake.
a) Whom does ‘he’ refer to in these lines?
Answer: Here ‘he’ is refered to the horse
b) Why does ‘he’ give his harness bells a shake?
Answer: He gives harness bells a shake because he wants to ask the poet whether there is any mistake.
c) How does the horse communicate with the poet?
Answer: By shaking his harness, the horse communicates with the poet.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep
a) How are the woods?
Answer: The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
b) Whom does ‘I’ refer to?
Answer: ‘I’ refers to the poet himself.
c) What are the promises the speaker is talking about?
Answer: The promises the speaker is talking about is his life’s responsibilities.
5) And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
a) Why the poet has used the same line twice?
Answer: The poet has used the same line twice because he wants to give importance to the fact that he has to accomplish many things before he dies.
b) Explain: miles to go before I sleep
Answer: It refers that the poet has to do many things before he has his final sleep i.e. his death.
C) Complete the summary of the poem by filling in the blanks.
After a long travel the poet entered a forest. He wondered to whom the wood belonged! He realized that the owner of the wood lived in a village. He thought that the owner would not be able to see him stopping in his woods to watch snow fill the woods. The poet felt that the horse would think it very queer/strange to stop near the woods as he had never seen. He was actually standing between the woods and frozen lake. The time was evening. The horse indicated that the poet has made a mistake by shaking its head. The poet felt that the woods are lovely, dark and deep. He suddenly realized that he had worldly duties which would not allow him to stay/stand in the woods for a long time.
D) Answer the questions in two or three sentences.
1) What information does the poet highlight about the season and the time of the day in the poem?
Answer: The poet highlight about the winter season and evening time of the day in the poem.
2) In which way is the reaction of the speaker different from that of the horse? What does it convey?
Answer: The speaker seems to enjoy the beauty of the woods and embraces it. Whereas the horse gives another reaction that is, he finds it strange that the poet stops there without any farm house near.
3) What are the sounds heard by the poet?
Answer: The poet hears the sound of easy wind and falling snow. And other sound is of bells.
4) The poet is aware of two choices. What are they? What choice does he make ultimately?
Answer: The poet is enchanted by the beauty of the woods that he wants to stay there and enjoy the nature’s beauty. He had two choices- to stay there and enjoy the beauty and other is to go back his home. He chooses the second option and decides to go back home as he has to fulfil his duties.
5) Pick out words from the poem that bring to mind peace and quiet.
Answer: ’ Woods fill up with snow’,‘of easy wind and downy flake’, ‘the woods are lovely, dark and deep are words/sentences that bring to mind peace and quiet.
E) Identify the rhyme scheme used in each stanza. One example has been done for you.
F) Complete the table by identifying lines, against the poetic devices from the poem. One example is done for you.
Lines from the poem
|My little horse must think it queer
To ask if there is some mistake.
|And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
|To watch his woods fill up with snow.
The darkest evening of the year.
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
G) Answer the following questions in a paragraph about 80 -100 words.
1) It is said, “The choices made by one, shapes one’s destiny”. Ponder on the thought and write a paragraph.
Answer: ‘’The choices made by one, shapes one’s destiny’’ is truly something everyone would believe in. Man’s choices reflects in his/her actions and ultimately leads to the destiny. Man’s one decision can make or break him. Choices made by us can lead us into the direction we want to go. In the learnt poem too we can see that though the poet is taken back by beauty of the woods he is constantly reminded to accomplish his duties and go back to his life. Had he chosen to stay at the woods the destiny would have taken other turn, but he was aware of his duties and so he chose to go back. His decision took to his responsibilities.