Sunday, 18 June 2017

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3) (#cbseNotes)

Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3)

CBSE Class 10/9/8 - English - Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem - 3) (#cbseNotes)

Question: Read the poem below:

When storm‐clouds rumble in the sky and
June showers come down
The moist east wind comes marching over the heath
to blow its bagpipes amongst the bamboos
The crowds of flowers come out of a sudden
from nobody knows where,
and dance upon the grass in wild glee.

Mother, I really think the flowers go to school underground
They do their lessons with doors shut,
and if they want to come out to play before it is time,
their master makes them stand in a corner.
When the rains come they have their holidays.

Branches clash together in the forest
and the leaves rustle in the wild wind,
the thunder‐clouds clap their giant hands and
the flower children rush out in dresses of
pink, yellow and white.

Do you know, mother, their home is in the sky,
Where the stars are.

Haven’t you seen how eager they are to get there ?
Don’t you know why they
are in such a hurry ?
Of course, I can guess to whom they raise their arms
they have their mother
as I have my own .

Rabindranath Tagore

Question: Given below is the summary of the poem. Fill in the blanks with  one suitable word to complete the summary. 

After the first shower of June, when the (a) _________ wind approaches  blowing its  (b) __________ to herald the advance of (c) __________ season, the (d) __________ bloom and (e) __________ upon the grass in (f) __________ happiness.  The poet thinks that before the arrival of spring, the flowers go to an (g) __________ school and learn their lesson. They have their holidays only when it rains and they come out rushing in colourful dresses. The sky is their home towards which they raise their (h) __________ because their (i) __________ lives there and they are always in a (j) __________ to go home. 


(a) east 
(b) bagpipes 
(c) spring 
(d) flowers 
(e) dance 
(f) wild 
(g) underground 
(h) hands 
(i) mother 
(j) hurry 


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