Think about the poem
A.Ques.1. What do the following these phrases meant to you? Discuss in class:
(i) humid shadows
(ii) starry spheres
(iii) What a bliss
(iv) athousand dreamy fancies into busy being
(v) a thousand recollections weave their air-threads into woof
(i) Black clouds that contains moisture and cast a shadow of earth.
(ii) The stars in the sky covered with dark clouds.
(iii) Falling rain on the roof is a blessing
(iv) It means that the poet starts dreaming and thousands imagination and fancies came into poet's mind
(v) Several kinds of recollections and memories came into poet's mind. They are varied and numberless.
Ques.2. What does the poet like to do when its rain?
He wants to enjoy the gentle falling of the rain by going in cottage chamber with a pillow it rains.
Ques.3. What is the single major memory that comes to the poet? Who are the "darling dreamers" he refers to?
The single major memory of the poet is about is mother. Darling dreamers are those who dream of their loving mothers.
Ques.4. Is the poet now a child? Is his mother still alive?
No, the poet is not a child. His mother is not a still alive. She is dead. That is why, the memory, of his loving mother comes in poet's mind.
B. Ques.1. When you were a young child, did your mother tuck you in, as the poet's did?
Yes, my mother often tucked me in, when I was a young child, as the poet's did.
Ques.2. Do you like rain? What do you do when its rain steadily or heavily as described in the poem?
Yes, I like rain very much. When its rain steadily or heavily falls, I enjoy of its drop patting on my whole body.
Ques.3. Does everybody have a cosy bed to lie in when its rains? Look around you and describe how differnt kinds of people or animals spend time, seek shelter etc. during rain.
No, everybody does not have a cozy bed during the rainy season. There are so many peoples or animals whose houses or habitats are not built. Most of the people live tent made houses. Most of the animals live in their natural habitat under the thick trees and protect themselves from the rain.