Question Pool Lines Written in Early Spring (Poem)

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Qn 1.

Read the following lines from ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’ and answer the questions that follow.

I heard a thousand blended notes,

While in a grove I sate reclined,

In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts

Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

1. Who is the speaker in the poem Lines Written in Early Spring ?

2. 'I heard a thousand blended notes,' Identify the poetic device used in this line.

3. When does the poet hear a thousand blended notes ?

4. What does the expression “I sate reclined” indicate about the poets state of mind?

5. Cite an example for auditory image from the given stanza.



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Qn 2.

Read the following lines from ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’ and answer the questions that follow.

To her fair works did Nature link

The human soul that through me ran;

And much it grieved my heart to think

What man has made of man.

 

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,

The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;

And 'tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes.

1. Pick out an instance of personification from the above lines.

2. What is the rhyme scheme of the given stanza?

3. How does the poet associate himself with nature?

4. What is the meaning of the phrase “what man has made of man”?



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Qn 3.

Read the following lines from ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’ and answer the questions that follow.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,

The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;

And 'tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes.

 

The birds around me hopped and played,

Their thoughts I cannot measure:-

But the least motion which they made

It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

1. Why did the poet think that every flower enjoys its beauty?

2. What is the figure of speech applied in the line, “And 'tis my faith that every flower Enjoys the air it breathes”?

3. What did the birds do to express their pleasure?

4. What special quality of the birds and wild flowers did the speaker comment on?



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Qn 4.

Read the following lines from ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’ and answer the questions that follow.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,

To catch the breezy air;

And I must think, do all I can,

That there was pleasure there.

 

If this belief from heaven be sent,

If such be Nature's holy plan,

Have I not reason to lament

What man has made of man?

1. What is nature's holy plan?

2. Comment on the title of the poem.

3. Cite an example of Alliteration from the above lines.

4. Identify the visual image from the given stanza.



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Qn 5.

Prepare an appreciation of the given stanzas.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,

To catch the breezy air;

And I must think, do all I can,

That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,

If such be Nature's holy plan,

Have I not reason to lament

What man has made of man?



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Qn 6.

Prepare a profile of William Wordsworth, using the hints given below.

Born                  : April 7, 1770 Cocker mouth, England

Famous as        : central figure, English Romantic revolution in poetry

Notable works : The Solitary Reaper, The Prelude, Lyrical Ballads, The World Is Too Much with Us,

Title                  : Poet laureate (1843-1850)

Movement       : Romanticism

Died                 : April 23, 1850

 



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