NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Literature Reader Unit 8

The Solitary Reaper Class 9

Unit 8 The Solitary Reaper Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-8 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 72

Q1 :  

The central idea of the poem 'The Solitary Reaper' is__________.

(i) well sung songs give us happiness

(ii) melodious sounds appeal to all

(iii) beautiful experience give us life-long pleasure

(iv) reapers can sing like birds


Answer :

(iii) beautiful experience give us life-long pleasure

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Q2 :  

In the poem 'The Solitary Reaper' to whom does the poet say 'Stop here or gently pass'?

(i) to the people cutting corn

(ii) to himself

(iii) to the people who make noise

(iv) to all the passers by


Answer :

(iv) to all the passers by

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Q3 :  

The Solitary Reaper is a narrative poem set to music. This form of verse is called a__________.

(i) ballad

(ii) soliloquy

(iii) monologue

(iv) sonnet


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Q4 :  

The poet's lament in the poem 'The Solitary Reaper' is that __________

(i) he cannot understand the song

(ii) he did not know the lass

(iii) she stopped singing at once

(iv) he had to move away


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Q5 :  

The setting of the poem is__________

(i) Arabia

(ii) Hebrides

(iii) Scotland

(iv) England


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Q6 :  

Read the second stanza again, in which Wordsworth compares the solitary

reaper's song with the song of the nightingale and the cuckoo. On the basis of

your reading (and your imagination), copy and complete the table below. (Work

in groups of four, then have a brief class discussion.)

Place

Heard by

Impact on listener

Solitary Reaper

Scottish Highlands

The poet

Holds him spellbound

Nightingale

Cuckoo


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Q7 :  

Why do you think Wordsworth has chosen the song of the nightingale and the cuckoo for comparison with the solitary reaper's song?


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Q8 :  

In the sixth line of the first Stanza, we read:

"... and sings a melancholy strain..."

This "s" sound at the beginning of sings and strain has been repeated. Poets often do this. Do you know why? Do you know what this "poetic repetition" is called? Can you find instances of this in The Solitary Reaper?


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Q9 :  

In the first Stanza, some words or phrases have been used to show that the girl working in the fields is alone. Which are those words and phrases? What effect do they create in the mind of the reader?


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