9th Book Back English – Unit 3: On Killing a Tree
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Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Unit 3 On Killing a Tree Book Back:
Unit – 3 On Killing a Tree
A. Memorize the first two stanzas of the poem.
B. Read the following lines from the poem and answer the questions in a sentence or two.
1. It takes much time to kill a tree,
Not a simple jab of the knife
Will do it.
(i). Can a ‘simple jab of the knife’ kill a tree?
(ii). Why does it take much time to kill a tree?
It takes much time to kill a tree as it has grown strong all through the years.
2. It has grown
Slowly consuming the earth,
Rising out of it, feeding
Upon its crust, absorbing
(i). How has the tree grown?
The tree has grown Slowly consuming the earth, rising out of it, feeding upon its crust.
(ii). What does the tree feed from the crust?
The tree feeds sunlight, air, water from the crust.
3. And out of its leprous hide
(i). What does the phrase ‘leprous hide’ mean?
‘Leprous hide’ means the discolored bark of the tree.
(ii). What comes out of the leprous hide?
Sprouting leaves come out of the leprous hide.
4. The bleeding bark will heal
And from close to the ground
Will rise curled green twigs,
(i). What will happen to the bleeding bark?
The bleeding bark will heal.
(ii). What will rise from close to the ground?
Curled green twigs and miniature boughs will rise from close to the ground.
5. The root is to be pulled out
One of the anchoring earth;
(i). Why should the root be pulled out?
The root should be pulled out to kill the tree.
(ii). What does ‘anchoring earth’ mean?
Anchoring earth means that the roots fixed to the earth strongly like an anchor.
C. Based on the understanding of the poem, write down the summary of the poem by filling in the blanks.
The poet explains the process of ______(1)______. A lot of work has to be done in order to ______(2)______ completely. It cannot be accomplished by merely cutting it with ______(3)_____. The tree has grown strong with the help of ______(4)______for countless years. Even the ______(5)______ of the tree gives rise to______(6)______. The______(7)______ sprouts new twigs and leaves. In a short period, they grow into a new tree. So, to ______(8)______ completely, one should take out its roots completely from the soil. Then they should be exposed to ______(9)______. Only then the tree will be completely killed.
- killing a tree
- root it out
- a knife
- sunlight, water, and nutrients of the soil
- kill it
- sunlight and heat
D. Based on the understanding of the poem, answer the following questions in a sentence or two.
1. What is the poem about?
The poem is about the killing of a tree.
2. What are the lessons to be learnt from the poem?
The poet teaches us about nature and the sturdiness and longevity of the tree. To kill the tree or anything else, the heart of the thing has to be destroyed.
3. What are the life sources needed for a tree to grow?
The sources needed for a tree to grow are the earth, the sunlight, the air, and water.
4. What does the poet mean by ‘bleeding bark’?
The cut in the bark oozes sap. The poet compares the fluid to the blood.
5. Why the poet says ‘No’ in the beginning of the third stanza?
Merehack and chop cannot kill the tree. The root must be pulled out. Thus the poet sa}/ ‘No’ to all the woodcutter.
6. How should the root be pulled out?
The root must be roped, tied, pulled out, snapped out, and exposed.
7. What is hidden inside the earth for years?
The roots are hidden inside the earth for years.
8. What finally happens to the tree in this poem?
The tree is killed.
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