CBSE Class 9 English Song Of The Rain Notes

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The Brook

Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

1. And out again I curve and flow To join the brimming river For men may come and men may go, But I go on forever.

Q. 1. What is the final destination of the brook?

Ans. The final destination of the brook is the brimming river.

Q. 2. Explain ‘brimming river’.

Ans. Brimming river means the river overflowing with water.

Q. 3. What is the message of the poet?

Ans. The poet compares the journey of the brook with human life with the only difference that human life is mortal, whereas the brook is immortal.

2. Read the given lines and answer the questions

I chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river, For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever.

Q. a. Who does ‘I’ refer to in the given lines?

Q. b. How does it 'chatter'?

Q. c. Why has the poet used the word 'brimming'? What kind of a picture does it create?

Q. d. Explain the last two lines of the stanza.


(a) ‘I’ refers to the brook in the given lines.

(b) The brook chatters by flowing over the pebbles making a lot of meaningless noise.

(c) ‘Brimming’ means full to the brim or top. It creates an impression on our mind of the picture of a big river in flood.

(d) These lines tell us that men have a short span of life; man is mortal and human life is transient. The life of the brook, however, is continuous and will never end. Nature is immortal and can outlive man. That is why the brook says it will go on forever. The immortal nature of the brook is contrasted with the fleeting nature of man's life.

3. I come ————————a valley. Q. a. What is the birth place of the Brook? 

Q. b. How does the Brook emerge after its birth?

Q. c. Why does it ‘bicker down a valley’?

Ans. a) The birth place of the Brook is actually the haunt of water birds like the coot and the tern.

b) The Brook gushes out in a sudden sally after its birth.

c) It (the Brook) seems to bicker down a valley because it flows down a hilly terrain. When the water flows over such a terrain, it creates a lot of noise. This noise is described as ‘bicker’.

Answer the following question in about 30-40 words:

Q. 1. Name the different things that can be found floating in the brook.

Answer: The different things that can be found floating in the river are pumice, flowers, wood chips, foamy flakes, bark of trees, twigs and leaves.

Q. 2. Why has the word ‘chatter’ been repeated in the poem ?

Answer: The word ‘chatter’ has been repeated in the poem because it represents the sound frequently made by the flowing brook. It seems that the brook talks about its journey that it has travelled throughout in a lively mood.

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