Unseen Poem for Class 9
Unseen Poem for Class 9 | The Lapwing
Read the following poem carefully answer the questions that follow
In the dark that falls before the dawn,
When the dew has settled on the thorn,
When the stars have been obscured by clouds,
A silence covers all things in shrouds.
No wind sighs in the mulberry tree,
No firefly glimmers wild and free,
A shadow has wrapped the night in gloom,
It’s silent as a deserted tomb.
All of a sudden a lapwing’s cry
Cuts the black silence as it flies by,
Again and again it slashes the dark
That haunts the empty, desolate park.
Anguish, sorrow pours from its throat,
It wings in the night, note after note;
I open my window so the light
Will flood the dark of this wretched night.
Why does it cry so miserably?
Why is it so solitary?
All I know is that loss and ache
Are left behind in the lapwing’s wake.
Write the option that you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheets:
(a) When darkness falls there is ___________________________.
(i) complete silence everywhere (ii) a shroud covering all things
(iii) the crying of the lapwing to be heard (iv) gloom and desolation
(b) When does the lapwing come out?
(i) at dawn (ii) at night
(iii) just before dawn (iv) in the morning
(c) Why does the poet open the window?
(i) he can get some light (ii) he can hear the lapwing
(iii) he can see the lapwing (iv) he can get some air.
(d) What are the causes of the Lapwing’s misery?
(i) loneliness and gloom (ii) loss and pain
(iii) darkness and loss (iv) darkness and pain
(e) The lapwing’s cry fills the poet with _____________________ .
(i) longing (ii) anger
(iii) unhappiness (iv) joy
Unseen Poem for Class 9 | INDIAN WEAVERS
Read the following poem carefully.
Weavers, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay?
Blue as the wing of a bluebird wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.
Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright?
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.
Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill?
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man’s funeral shroud.
Read the questions given below and write the option you consider the most appropriate in your answer sheet.
(a) What do the weavers weave in the early morning?
(i) a bright blue cloth (ii) a dull grey cloth
(iii) a soft white cloth (iv) a red coloured veil
(b) The __________ is purple and green coloured.
(i) dress of the weavers (ii) dress of a newborn child
(iii) the queen’s marriage veil (iv) the robe of a king
(c) Whom does the poet address in the poem?
(i) weavers (ii) children
(iii) queens (iv) all the above
(d) What do the weavers weave in the chilly moonlight?
(i) a garment light as a feather (ii) a garment meant to cover a dead man
(iii) a garment to keep away the chill (iv) a garment to wrap a newborn child in
(e) The three stages of life mentioned in the poem are _____________________
(i) infancy, childhood and senility (ii) infancy, youth and death
(iii) infancy, adolescence, middle age (iv) childhood, adulthood and senility