NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 10 A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Poem
Thinking about the Poem
“She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthy years.”
3. How does the poet imagine her to be, after death? Does he think of her as a person living in a very happy state (a ‘heaven’)? Or does he see her now as a part of nature? In which lines of the poem do you find your answer?
The poet thinks that she is now a part of nature. After her death, he imagines her buried inside the
earth with other rocks, stones, and trees and rolling around with the earth in its daily rotation. The
following lines express this idea-
Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course
With rocks and stones and trees.