NCERT Solutions Class 9 English Wind Poem

Scroll down for PDF

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Chapter 2 Wind Poem

Thinking about the Poem

I.

1. What are the things the wind does in the first stanza?

Answer

In the first stanza, the wind shutters breaks the shutters of the windows, scatters the papers, throws down the books from the shelf, tears the pages of the books and brings showers of rain.

2. Have you seen anybody winnow grain at home or in a paddy field? What is the word in your language for winnowing? What do people use for winnowing? (Give the words in your language, if you know them.)

Answer

Yes, I have seen many women winnowing grain in villages. Pachhorana is the word in my language for winnowing. People use chaaj or winnowing fan for winnowing purpose.

3. What does the poet say the wind god winnows? 

Answer

The poet says that the wind god winnows the weak crumbling houses, doors, rafters, wood, bodies, lives and hearts, and then crushes them all.

4. What should we do to make friends with the wind? 

Answer

To make friends with wind we need to build strong homes with firm doors. We should also make ourselves physically and mentally strong by building strong, firm bodies and having steadfast hearts.

5. What do the last four lines of the poem mean to you?

Answer

In the last four lines, the poet inspires us to face the wind, which symbolises the hardships of our lives, courageously. He tells us that the wind can only extinguish the weak fires; it intensifies the stronger ones. Similarly, adversities deter the weak-hearted but make stronger those who have unfaltering will. In such a case, befriending the wind or the hardships of life makes it easier for us to face them.

6. How does the poet speak to the wind — in anger or with humour? You must also have seen or heard of the wind “crumbling lives”. What is your response to this? Is it like the poet’s?

Answer
The poet speaks to the wind with anger.

Yes, strong winds are known to cause plenty of damage and destruction to both life and property.
Storms, cyclones, gales and strong winds cause havoc on land. They uproot trees, bring down houses, tear down electric posts and claim lives.
They also cause damage to boats and frighten the poor sailors and fishermen out at sea.
Yet, I do not agree with the poet that the wind only 'crumbles lives'. The wind is responsible for bringing rain; it cools the land and makes the climate pleasant.
Today, wind energy is harnessed for several useful purposes including turning windmills, wind turbines and generating electricity.
 
II. The poem you have just read is originally in the Tamil. Do you know any such poems in your language?
 
Answer 
 
Yes, I have read another poem on wind. It is titled 'Toofan' and was originally written in Hindi by Naresh Aggarwal.

Tags: 

Click on the text For more study material for English please click here - English

Latest NCERT & CBSE News

Read the latest news and announcements from NCERT and CBSE below. Important updates relating to your studies which will help you to keep yourself updated with latest happenings in school level education. Keep yourself updated with all latest news and also read articles from teachers which will help you to improve your studies, increase motivation level and promote faster learning

CBSE Counseling for Board exam 2020 starts today

The 23rd psychological Counseling starts 1st February (today) for The Class10 and Class12 CBSE students and their parents, by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).    This Counseling service is cost-free and this counseling service will be available every...

CBSE Board Exam Date Sheet of class 10th and 12th

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the Date sheet of Class 10 and Class 12th 2020 examination on the official website cbse.nic.in. The board examination of Class 12 will be conducted from 15 February to 30 March 2020, while the board examination...

Simple tips to Excel in Examinations

We are entering the last quarter of the Academic Session. With examinations just around the corner, I am sure all of us are carrying a mixed bag of Stress, Excitement, and Anxieties!! So, first and foremost- Let’s be Positive and Futuristic! It’s most important to...

×
Studies Today