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Song of the Rain

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Multiple choice question

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So with love - Sighs from the deep sea of affection ;
Laughter from the colourful field of the spirit; Tears from
the endless heaven of memories.

(a) Who is the speaker ?

(i) the rain
(ii) the poet
(iii) the heaven
(iv) the fields

(b) The above lines convey

(i) the introduction of the poet.
(ii) the introduction of the rain.
(iii) the introduction of ishtar.
(iv) emotions of the poet.

(c) identify the figure of speech used in the stanza

(i) metaphor
(ii) simile
(iii) personification
(iv) personfication and metaphor

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'Song of the Rain', answer the following question by ...

Multiple choice question

On the basis of your understanding of the poem 'Song of the Rain', answer the following
question by ticking the correct choice. (CBSE Textbook)

(a) The rain calls itself the dotted silver threads as .

(i) the shimmering drops fall one after the other
(ii) it ties heaven and earth
(iii) it dots the earth with shimmering water
(iv) it decorates the fields

( b) The tone and mood of the rain in the poem reflects its .

(i) love for the earth
(ii) desire to take revenge
(iii) merriment as it destroys
(iv) desire to look beautiful

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Multiple choice question

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by choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
(3 Marks)

i touch gently at the windows with my Soft fingers, and my announcement is a
Welcome song. All can hear, but only The sensitive can understand.

(a) i in the stanza stands for

(i) greenery.
(ii) the poet.
(iii) rain.
(iv) nature.

(b) but only The sensitive can understand implies that

(i) rain is personification of human emotions which can be understood
by sensitive people only.
(ii) feelings and emotions can be appreciated by all irrespective of
their age.
(iii) the message of the rain song reaches all.
(iv) the message of the rain is not clear.

(c) identify the figure of speech used in the poem.

(i) personification
(ii) simile
(iii) metaphor
(iv) pun

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i am the sigh of the sea ; The laughter of the field ; The tears of heaven.

(a) The tone and mood of the rain in the stanza reflects its

(i) love for the field and pang of separation from the sea and the heaven.
(ii) love for the sea and pang of separation from the heaven.
(iii) merriment.
(iv) love for the sea.

(b) the laughter of the field , the field laughs on its arrival because

(i) it decorates them.
(ii) it gives them fertility and life to flowers.
(iii) the fields make fun of the rain.
(iv) it brings a message from the clouds for them.

(c) identify the figure of speech used in the stanza.

(i) metaphor
(ii) simile
(iii) pun
(iv) personification

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The voice of thunder declares my arrival; The rainbow announces my departure.
i am like earthly life which begins at The feet of the mad elements and ends
Under the upraised wings of death.

(a) Who is i here ?
(i)poet
(ii) nature
(iii) rain
(iv) gardens

(b) Who announces its arrival and departure ?

(i) thunder and rainbow respectively
(ii) rainbow and thunder respectively
(iii) nature
(iv) weather

(c) i am like earthly life implies that

(i) its birth and death are similar to all the lives on the earth.
(ii) it has a big role in earthly life.
(iii) it has no role to play in the lives of people on the earth.
(iv) its arrival is not liked at all

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choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below :
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i emerge from the heart of the sea and Soar with the breeze. When i see a field in
Need, i descend and embrace the flowers and The trees in a million little ways.

(a) The tone and mood of the rain in the stanza reflects its

(i) love for the earth.
(ii) desire to take revenge.
(iii) merriment as it destroys.
(iv) desire to look beautiful.

(b) The stanza shows a process. it is called

(i) hydrocycle.
(ii) evaporation.
(iii) condensation,
(iv) rainfall.

(c) i descend and embrace the flowers implies

(i) that rain loves the fields, it revitalises the greenery.
(ii) that rain gives life to flowers.
(iii) that rain brings life to the earth.
(iv) all the above.

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