9th Book Back English – Unit 1: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
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Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Unit 1 Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Book Back:
Unit – 1 Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
A. Memorise the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’.
B. Read the following lines and answer the following questions.
1. He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
(a). Who does ‘he refer to?
‘He’ refers to the owner of the woods.
(b). Identify the season with these lines.
It is winter season.
2. My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
(a). Who Is the speaker?
The poet Robert Frost is the speaker.
(b). Why should the horse think It queer?
There is no farm house near and it is night time, the woods are dark. So the horse might think it strange to stop there.
(c). Pick out the rhyming words.
queer – near
3. He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
(a). Whom does ‘he’ refer to in these lines?
‘He’ refers to the horse.
(b). Why does ‘he’ give his harness bells a shake?
He shakes the harness bells as if he is asking the poet whether there was any mistake in stopping at the wrong place.
(c). How does the horse communicate with the poet?
The horse communicates with the poet by shaking his harness bells.
4. The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
(a). How are the woods?
The woods are lovely, dark and dense.
(b). Who does ‘I’ refer to?
I refers to the poet, Robert Frost.
(c). What are the promises the speaker is talking about?
Duties and responsibilities in life are referred to as promises.
5. And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
(a). Why the poet has used the same line twice?
In order to emphasize the fact that he has to fulfill his duties and responsibilities before his death, the poet has used the same line twice.
(b). Explain miles to go before I sleep.
Miles to go refers to leading the rest of his life until his death.
C. Complete the summary of the poem by filling in the blanks.
After a long travel the poet entered a (1) …………………. He wondered to whom the wood (2) …………………. ! He realized that the owner of the wood lived in a (3) ………………….. He thought that the owner would not be able to (4) ……………….. him stopping in his woods to watch (5) ……………… fill the woods. The poet felt that the horse would think it very (6) ……………….. to stop near the woods as he had never (7) …………… He was actually standing between the woods and (8) …………………. The time was (9) ……………. The horse indicated that the poet has made a (10) ………………… by shaking its head. The poet felt that the woods are lovely, (11) ………………. and (12) …………….. He suddenly realized that he had worldly (13) ……………………. which would not allow him to (14) …………………….. in the woods for a long time.
- frozen lake
- late evening
D. Answer the questions in two or three sentences.
1. What information does the poet highlight about the season and the time of the day in the poem?
There is snow falling in its full swing. Snowflakes are downy So it is the winter season. The time of the day is the darkest evening of the year. Thus the poet highlights the season and the time of the day.
2. In which way is the reaction of the speaker different from that of the horse? What does it convey?
The speaker is spellbound by the beauty of the place. He forgets his purpose and dwells deep into Nature’s beauty. Completely mesmerised, the speaker who stops for a while, fails to return to his duties. On the other hand, the horse seems to be responsible and more duty-conscious. The horse does not get attracted to beauty but wants to complete the task. The difference in the attitude displayed by the man and his horse conveys the struggle between human responsibility and one’s pull towards worldly desires.
3. What are the sounds heard by the poet?
The poet heard the sound of the harness bells and the wind blowing through the trees beside the falling of the snowflakes.
4. The poet is aware of two choices. What are they? What choice does he make ultimately?
The two choices are – either to stop and enjoy nature standing between the woods and frozen in the darkest evening of a winter season or get back to work. Though the poet is attracted by the beauty, he understands his responsibilities and so continues his journey.
5. Pick out words from the poem that bring to mind peace and quiet.
“Woods fill up with snow” are the words that bring to mind peace and quiet,
E. Identify the rhyme scheme used in each stanza. One example has been done for you.
Stanza Rhyme scheme
1 a a b a
2 b b c a
3 c c d c
4 d d d d
F. Complete the table by identifying lines, against the poetic devices from the poem. One example is done for you.
- sound’s the sweep;
- My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near;
- And miles to go before I sleep;
- dark and beautiful
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