9th Book Back English – Unit 6: The Comet
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Samacheer Kalvi 9th English Unit 6 The Comet Book Back:
Unit – 6 The Comet
A. Memories the first three stanzas of the poem.
B. Read the following lines from the poem and answer the questions in a sentence or two.
1. “Rampaging through the heavens
Never stopping day or night, ”
(a). How does the comet travel?
The comet travel by making a lot of noise and causing damage.
(b). Which word could you replace ‘rampaging’ with?
a. charging b. rolling c. speeding d. flying
Rampaging can be replaced with charging.
2. “Faster than a cheetah
With a tail that’s miles long.”
(a) Why is the comet compared to a cheetah?
The cheetah is the fastest running animal. So the comet is compared to the cheetah.
(b). Whose tail is compared here?
Comet’s tail is compared here.
3. “With shockwave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake”
(a). What is reaching to the ground?
The shockwave is reaching the ground.
(b). What is causing the land to quake?
The shockwave causes the earth to quake.
4. “In the dust they leave behind,
Could have started life on the earth
Which resulted in mankind”
(a). What does the word ‘they’ refer to?
They refer to the comet.
(b). According to scientists, how did life start on earth?
According to scientists, life started on earth from the dust.
5. “But I know no better spectacle
Than a comet in full flight”
(a). Who does ‘I’ refer to?
‘I’ refers to the poet, Norman Little ford.
(b). What is the best spectacle mentioned in the above lines?
The best spectacle is the comet in full flight.
C. Complete the summary by filling in the given spaces with suitable words/phrases given below.
The poet describes a moving comet which speeds through the heavens and never takes a break
by (1) ……………………When a comet is in full flight, it gives a (2) ………………….. which can never be compared to anything else for a lifetime. The comet is compared to (3) …………………….. for its speed and a mountain as it is (4) ………………. The (5) ………………… melts which causes a vapour from the force and leaves behind (6) ………………… as it travels on its way. If it comes very close to the atmosphere, it causes a shake which in turn produces a (7) ………………… that reach the Earth’s surface. According to the (8) ………………. the comets leave behind chemicals in the form of dust which resulted in the (9) ……………….. on earth and mankind came into existence. But the poet is not sure whether this principle is true. or not but he knows for sure that whatever the truth may be, the sight of the comet in full flight is the (10) …………………….. .
- day or night
- spectacular scene
- a cheetah
- powerful and strong
- outer ice
- a trail
- emerging of life
- best spectacular
D. Poem appreciation
If one should come too close to the earth
The atmosphere will shake,
With shock wave reaching to the ground
Causing the land to quake.
1. Pick out the rhyming words.
2. Mention the rhyme scheme of the stanza.
‘abcb’ is the rhyme scheme of the above stanza.
3. When you read the poem aloud, you can feel/hear a rhythm. What according to you gives rhythm to the poem- the rhymes or the words in a line. Support your answer with examples from the poem.
While we are reading the poem, we come to know that it is a poem about the comet. The poem has six stanzas and each stanza consists of four lines. In every stanza of the poem, only the second and the fourth lines are rhyming. The other lines of each stanza do not rhyme.
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