Q. Write down the meanings of the following words : cuckoo : a type of bird gushes : pours ; floods ; streams piping : whistling , twittering ,singing sovereign : superior ,like that of a ruler thrush : a type of bird yet : still ; even now
Answer the following questions.
a. How are the stars appearing in the sky?
Answer: The stars are appearing by twos and threes in the sky.
b. Have the birds stopped their singing?
Answer: No, the birds have not stopped their singing. They are “piping yet”.
c. Where are the little birds?
Answer: The little birds are among the bushes and trees.
d. What sounds can be heard?
Answer: Little bird’s piping, Wind that rushing, water that is gushing and the cuckoo’s sovereign cry can all be hard.
e. What fills the sky?
Answer: The sovereign cry of the cuckoo fills the sky.
f. Why do you think the stars appear in the way described in the poem?
Answer: the stars appear in this way because although the sun has set, There is still light in the sky. As the sky gets darker more stars become visible.
g. Why do you think the poet calls the cuckoo’s cry ‘sovereign’?
Answer: The poet calls the cuckoo's cry “sovereign” because the cry of the cuckoo’s supersedes the cries of all birds and it is melodious.
According to Wordsworth
DOB: 7th April, 1970. DOD: 23rd Appril 1850 ( 80 years in life.) According to Wordsworth: “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings''. Poetry has its origin in the internal feelings of the poet. It is a matter of passion, mood and temperament.
Answer the questions about this line from the poem.
a. ‘The little birds are piping yet’ This sentence means i. The birds are little , but they are piping. ii. The birds are still piping even though it is late . iii. The birds are piping , but ….. b. What time of day is it? Answer: It is evening time. c. Where are the birds piping? Answer: The birds are piping among the bushes and trees. D. What kinds of birds are mentioned in the poem? Answer: Little birds, a cuckoo and one or two thrushes are mentioned in the poem.
Note down the rhyming words in the poem.
Answer: The rhyming words in the poem are: a) set - yet b) threes – trees c) thrushes – rushes – gushes d) cry - sky Do the rhyming words form a pattern? Answer: Yes, the rhyming words form a pattern. The pattern is a b a b – c – c c d d . Find the odd one out in each of the following lists. a. set met debt yet get eat threat b. frees ease peace trees freeze peas breeze c. rushes gushes bushes crushes flushes thrushes d. die sky cry fry high neigh busy.
WORKING WITH WORDS
1. Use these words in sentences of your own. set: The surgeon set her broken arm. far-off : Binoculars magnify far-off objects. among :The bees were buzzing among the flowers. gushes : Water gushes out of the fountain in the rainy season. hollow : The tree trunk was hollow inside.
LEARNING ABOUT LANGUAGE PUNCTUATION
2. Use yet and rewrite the following. a. The man has still not finished the work.=> Ans : The man has not finished the work yet. b. Prema has still not told her parents. => Ans : Prema has not told her parents yet. c . Manoj has still not left the hospital. => Ans : Manoj has not left the hospital yet. d .The children have still not eaten their lunch.=> Ans : The children have not eaten their lunch yet. e. The postman has still not brought the letters. Ans : The postman has not yet brought the letters.
Note: ‘Yet’ may be placed either before the verb or at the end of the sentence.
4. Underline the verbs in the following: a. Once upon a time there was a man who lived in a village. b. One day , in the forest , he waschopping down a tree for his fire. c. He felt very hungry in the afternoon and wanted some food. d. Suddenly, he saw a black cloud coming towards him. e. Heavy rain poured down and the man took shelter under the tree. f. Then he noticed the fruit in the tree and ate some. g. When the rain stopped, he picked up his axe and went home.