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AHSEC | Class 11 English | The Voice Of The Rain Notes | Questions Answers | NCERT

AHSEC | Class 11 English | The Voice Of The Rain Notes | Questions Answers | NCERT


AHSEC | Class 11 English | The Voice Of The Rain Notes | Questions Answers | NCERT
THE VOICE OF THE RAIN NOTES


(A) THE VOICE OF THE RAIN | SHORT ANSWER TYPE

(i) How is the cyclic movement of the rain brought out in the poem ‘The Voice of the Rain’? [H.S. 2015, 2017]
Answer: The rain has been described as a poem of the earth in the poem ‘The Voice of the Rain’. The voice of the rain rises impalpably out of the land and the sea. Rising to the heaven it changes into vaguely formed clouds. After a few times, the clouds descend as small raindrops to quash the thirst of the earth. Thus, the path of the rain has a cyclical shape, which emerges from the earth and fall back on the earth. 

(ii) What does the phrase “strange to tell’’ mean?
Answer: The poet of the poem “The Voice of the Rain” put certain questions to the rain. He asked the rain whose art it was. The voice of the rain replied in a language which could not understand by a human being as it was not in any understandable human dialect. So, the poet terms the voice of the rain a thing which is strange to tell. 

(iii) There is a parallel drawn between rain and music. Which words indicate this? Explain the similarity between the two.
Answer: The rain has been described as a poem of the earth in the poem ‘The Voice of the Rain’. In the poem the poet explains rain as a song which issues from its birth place and after fulfilment, it moves back duly with love returns. 

(iv) There are two voices in the poem. Who do they belong to?
Answer: In the poem ‘The Voice of the Rain’, there are two distinct voices. One of the voices belongs to the poet who asks the rain whose art it is. The other voice belongs to the rain which then replied that it was the poem of the Earth. 

(B) "THE VOICE OF THE RAIN" LONG ANSWER TYPE | CLASS 11 NOTES | H.S. 2016 QUESTION SOLUTIONS

(a) “And who art thou……... I rise impalpable out of the land and the bottomless sea.” [H.S. 2016]

(i) Where do these lines occur?
Answer: The lines mentioned in the question, occurs in the poem “The Voice of the Rain” written by Walt Whitman. 

(ii) Who is ‘I’ referred to here?
Answer: In the question mentioned stanza, ‘I’ is referred to the rain. 

(iii) How does the shower fall?
Answer: The shower falls softly from the heaven on to the Earth. 

(iv) What is rain to the Earth?
Answer: The rain is the poem of the Earth. 

(v) Where does the rain rise from?
Answer: The rain rises eternal impalpably out of the land and the bottomless sea. 

(vi) Find a word in the passage that refers to “something that cannot be touched”.
Answer: Something that cannot be touched – impalpable. 

(vii) Why does the rain describe itself as the Poem of the Earth?
Answer: The rain has been described as a poem of the earth in the poem ‘The Voice of the Rain’. The voice of the rain rises impalpably out of the land and the sea. Rising to the heaven it changes into vaguely formed clouds. After a little time, the clouds descend as small raindrops to quash the thirst of the earth. Thus, the path of the rain has a cyclical shape, which emerges from the earth and fall back on the earth. 
    So, the rain is an inseparable part of the earth. The earth departs it from its soul and heart, but soon welcomes the rain back to its surface after a departure for a short while. The rain sings for the earth, it makes the barren surface into a green earth. So, the rain is a poem of the earth. 

(b) “Upward to heaven, whence vaguely formed, altogether changed, and yet the same, I descend……..., latent, unborn.

(i) What happens in the sky? 1
Answer: In the sky, the vapour which ascends from the ground changes altogether into clouds.

(ii) Is rain a blessing on the earth? If so, cite the reason. 2
Answer: Yes, the rain is a blessing on earth because it removes the drought condition of the earth. It makes the barren earth into a greener one. It gives lives to the latent and unborn seeds making the earth productive.

(iii) Find a word in the extract which means ‘small or tiny particles’
Answer: Small or tiny particles – Atomies. 

(c) And forever, by day and night, I give back life to my own origin, and make it pure and beautify it.

(i) What does the rain give to its own origin?
Answer: The rain showers drops of life on to its origin.

(ii) What are the things the rain does to the place of its origin?
Answer: The rain showers drops of life on to its origin. The rain thus banquets a shower of purity which make the earth pure and beautiful. The rain helps the earth to cover with green which make it as beautiful as heaven. 

(iii) What does the word ‘origin’ signify here?
Answer: The word ‘origin’ signifies the earth which is the birth place of rain.

(d) For song issuing from its birth place, after fulfillment, wandering reck’d and unreck’d, duly with love returns.

(i) From where does the song issue?
Answer: The song in the form of rain issues from the surface of the earth. 

(ii) Where does the song return and in what form?
Answer: The song returns to the hearts of the listeners after it emerges from the heart of the singer. The song returns with lots of love to be spread amidst the hearts of the listeners. 

(iii) What does the term ‘birth place’ signify here?
Answer: The rain emerges from the earth. So, like a song emerges from the heart of the singer, the earth is the birth place of the rain. 

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