11 May 2022

Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Unit 2 Poem Book Back

9th Book Back English – Unit 2: A Poison Tree

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Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Unit 2 A Poison Tree Book Back:


Unit – 2 A Poison Tree

A. Answer the following questions in a sentence or two.

1. I was angry with my friend
I told my wrath ‘my wrath did end.

(a). Who does ‘I’ refer to?
‘I’ refers to the poet, William Blake.

(b). How did the anger of poet come to an end?
The poet told the reason of his anger to his friend. The anger came to an end

2. And I watered it in fears
Night and morning with my tears;

(a). What does ‘it’ refer to?
‘It’ refers to anger.

(b). How is ‘it’ watered?
It is watered with fears and tears and tears of the poet.

3. In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree

(a). How did the poet feel in the morning?
He felt glad in the morning.

(b). Who is the ‘foe’ referred to here?
The person on whom the poet is angry with.

(c). Why was the ‘foe’ found lying outstretched beneath the tree?
The ‘foe’ ate the apple from the poison tree of anger. So he fell below the tree.

4. And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright

(a). Who does ‘it’ refer to?
It refers to anger, that is personified to the ‘poison tree’.

(b). What does ‘apple’ signify?
Apple indicates anger.

(c). What grew both day and night?
Anger that is personified to the ‘poison tree’ grew both day and night.

B. Complete the summary by filling in the given spaces with suitable words.

Once the poet was angry with his friend. He expressed his _________(i)__________ and it ended. They became friendly but when he grew angry with his foe, he ________(ii)________it and allowed his anger to grow. Day and night he watered it with his tears allowing it to grow. He ____(iii)______ his foe with false smiles and cunning tricks. The tree kept growing and yielded a bright apple which _______(iv)______ his foe to eating it stealthily during the night. The next morning the poet was happy to see his foe lying ______(v)______  under the tree.


(i) anger
(ii) suppressed
(iii) faced
(iv) attracted
(v) outstretched

C. Answer the following questions in about 80-100 words.

1. How did the poet’s anger with his friend end?
Poem: A poison tree
Author: Ruskin Bond
Character: Poet, his friend, and enemy, tree
Theme : Enmity dies hard

In the opening lines, the poet describes how he was angry with his friend. He told his friend that he was angry and assumably why he was angry. Due to some bad times, he might have been angry. But as they were friends already, the poet could have a love for his friend. So he could approach his friend.

He was in a good state of mind. He could feel free to speak to his friend openly. Thus there wasn’t much difficulty to tell his friend about his anger. The moment he told his wrath to his friend, all displeasure disappeared. Love embraced both of them.
“Love one another”

2. Describe how his anger kept growing?
The poet confessed that when he was angry with his enemy, he did not reveal his anger to his enemy. He feared that if he expressed his anger to him, his enemy would do harm to him. So he suppressed his anger. Day and night he shed tears thinking about the ill or the injustice that had been caused by his enemy to him. Thus, he watered the tree of anger with his tears, allowing the anger to grow. He also aroused his anger with his false smiles and cunning tricks towards his enemy. Since the poet kept his anger within himself and had his own fear and tears, his anger kept growing every day.

3. Describe the effect of the poisonous fruit on the enemy’.
Poem: A poison tree
Author: Ruskin bond
Theme: Love your enemies too
Character: Poet, enemy, and tree

The scene begins with the poet and his enemy. The poet was angry with his enemy. He had no mind to tell his enemy about his anger. The anger was like a seed. He watered it and it grew well. It became a tree. He sunned with his smile. The tree blossomed and brought forth fruit. It attracted the enemy.

He chose the night to steal it and eat it. The next morning the enemy was found lying dead. The anger kept on growing till the end. The poet grew the poison tree with an aim to kill the enemy. The fruit proved its worth. The enemy was killed. Tne poet became happy.
“Love forgives and covers all sins”

D. Poem Appreciation: Figures of speech.

Pick out at least two Instances of alliteration from the poem.

  1. was angry with my foe.
  2. Night and morning with my
  3. And I sunned it with smiles.
  4. Till it bore an apple bright.

E. Read the following lines from the poem and answer the questions that follow.

  1. I was angry with my friend;
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.

1. Pick out the rhyming words.
friend – end; foe – grow

2. What is the rhyme scheme of the stanza?
a a b b

3. Identify the figure of speech in the title of the poem.

  1. And I watered it in fears
    Night and morning with my tears;

1. What figure of speech is used in ‘watered it in fears’?

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