Class X CBSE English (Communicative) - NCERT Solution for English Literature Reader | Ode To The West Wind | Additional Questions

 


Class X, NCERT (CBSE) - Interact in English Literature Reader

Unit 5 (Poetry), Ode To The West Wind

NCERT Guide for English Literature Reader (Additional Important Questions)

Q.1: “Make me thy lyre, even . . . . . .
         . . . . . . . . Sweet though in sadness.”
(a) What is the poet’s appeal to the west wind in the stanza?
(b) What is the west wind’s lyre?
(c) Who are ‘both’?
(d) What is the similarity between the forest and the poet?
(e) What is the poetic device used in these lines?
Q.2: “O thou, Who chariotest to . . . . . . . .
        . . . . . . . . .hues and odors plain and hill:”
(a) Who does ‘thou’ refer to?
(b) Explain “chariotest to their wintry bed”.
(c) What do thou do to the winged seeds? or Where does the wind carry the seeds?
(d) How do the seeds lie?
(e) Where and how does the west wind blow?
(f) Who are the two sisters? What is the difference between the two sisters?
Q.3: “Thou dirge
         of the dying year . . . . . .  . . . .
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . fire, and hail burst: Oh, hear!”
(a) Why is the west wind referring to as a ‘dirge’?
(b) Explain ‘dying year’ and ‘closing night’.
(c) Why is the closing night called a ‘sepulcher’?
(d) What are vapours?
(e) How will the dying year end?
(f) How does the poet describe the might of the west wind here?
Q.4: “Wild spirit, which art . . . . . . . .
        . . . . . . . . . . preserver, hear, Oh hear!”
(a) Who is addressed as wild spirit? Why?
(b) How is the wild spirit a destroyer and a preserver?
Q.5: “Scatter, as from an extinguished . . . . . . . . . .
         . . . . . . trumpet of a prophecy.”  
(a) Who will blow ‘The trumpet of a prophecy’?
(b) What is the prophecy?
(c) What is meant by ‘unawakened earth’?
(d) What does the poet wants the west wind to do? or What is the poet’s appeal to the west wind here?
Q.6: How does the poem, ‘Ode to the West Wind’ reflect the poet’s love for liberty? Your answer should be around 100 words.
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Ode to the West Wind (Poetry) | 10th NCERT (CBSE), English (Communicative) Interact in English Literature Reader | Textbook Exercise Solution [Read]
  

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