English Class 9 Notes Chapter 8 for kpk

English Class 9 Notes Chapter 8 for kpk comprehension, writing, short long question, summary, and Vocabulary.

English Class 9 Notes Chapter 8 for kpk

Comprehension Grade 9 english notes

What is the implicit and explicit meaning of the poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’?

The implicit meaning of the poem ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’ is the way hope never dies in the hearts of people. No matter what kind of situation we are in, hope keeps us motivated and brings us out of negative thoughts. The poem’s explicit meaning is that Hope, the bird, sings wordlessly and constantly. It keeps many people warm with its sweet voice even in horrible storms. It never asks anything return and continues to sing in the coldest places and lonely sea.
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What is the theme of the poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers‘?

The theme of the poem ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’ is the power of hope. The poetess beautifully describes hope through a bird, using metaphors to tell us how hope motivates mankind no matter what.

How does the bird react to hardships in the poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’?

The bird reacts to hardships in the poem ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’ by being unabashed by them. It continues to sing its wordless song during storms, in cold places and the strange sea.
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Discuss how ‘Hope’ and ‘The Thing with Feathers’ are similar. What does the poem reveal about hope?

Hope’ is what keeps us going. It motivates us in even the worst situations. ‘The thing with feathers’, the bird, is similar to hope in a way that the poetess describes it singing its sweet, wordless song even through storms. Just like hope, the bird warms the hearts of people in the coldest places and its voice keeps them company. It never asks for anything in return. The poem reveals that hope continues to stay with mankind in all kinds of situations, and does not need anything to keep going.
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What do you understand by ‘And sore must be the storm’?

‘And sore must be the storm’ means that the obstacles that deter mankind are undoubtedly grave and painful.

Do you like this poem? Why?

Yes, I like this poem. I like it because the poetess perfectly describes what hope does for us by using a bird — ‘the thing with feathers’ — as a metaphor. Hope is something that we are familiar with but we struggle to explain what it is for us. The poetess’ simple but profound words compare the role of hope to a bird that sings a wordless song with its sweet voice even in horrible places.

Write the first stanza of the poem and writhe the following.

  • Which abstract noun is described as having living characteristics
  • What living characteristics does this item have?

Answer:

  • The abstract noun of Hope is described as having living characteristics.
  • Hope has the characteristics of a bird that sings through thick and thin, warming the hearts of mankind with its sweet voice, never asking for anything in return.

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Vocabulary

Imagery

A) Write the connotative and denotative meanings of the following words from the poem.

  • warm
  • gale
  • sea
  • extremity
  • chilliest
  • Answer:
  1. warm:
    — connotative meaning: motivating, welcoming
    — denotative meaning: of or at a fairly or comfortably high temperature.
  2. gale:
    — connotative meaning: hardships and struggles
    — denotative meaning: an extremely strong wind
  3. sea:
    — connotative meaning: an unexpected situation in life
    — denotative meaning: a large body of saltwater
  4. extremity
    — connotative meaning: never; no matter what
    — denotative meaning: the furthest point, end or limit of something
  5. chilliest
    — connotative meaning: most difficult; hardest
    — denotative meaning: coldest

B) Which lines of the poem indicate metaphor and imagery?

Answer:
The following lines of the poem contain metaphor and imagery:
– “Hope” is the thing with feathers (first stanza, first line)
– That perches in the soul (first stanza, second line)
– And sore must be the storm (second stanza, second line)
– I’ve heard it in the chilliest land (third stanza, first line)
– And on the strangest sea (third stanza, second line)

C) Specify whether the following lines from the poems you have read earlier represent personification, simile, metaphor or imagery.

1. I wandered lonely as a cloud.
2. He stirred his Velvet Head.
3. Even if they are a crowd of sorrows.
4. I faked a small smile and then shifted away.
5. Which is the bliss of solitude
6. They looked like frightened Beads, I thought.
7. A host of golden daffodils 
8. This being human is a guest house.
9. The weed before me was dying or dead.
10. Ten thousand saw I at a glance.

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Answer:
1. Simile
2. Imagery
3. Metaphor
4. Imagery
5. Metaphor
6. Simile
7. Personification
8. Metaphor
9. Imagery
10. Imagery

D) Which word/phrase in the poem means the same as:

  • react to hardships:                                             abash
  • hope never stops:                                               and never stops – at all
  • found everywhere:                                             head it in the chilliest land – and                                                                                     the chilliest sea
  • lives in the soul:                                                 perches in the soul
  • effect of hardships:                                            sore

Writing

a) Paraphrase the first and second stanza of the poem ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’

Answer:
First stanza: Hope is the bird that sits in the soul. It sings the wordless song and never stops.
Second stanza: 
The voice of the bird is the sweetest in the gale, and can be heard even during the terrible storm. It does not deter the bird that has kept so many people warm with its sweet voice.

b) Write a summary of the poem ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’

Answer:
Hope is the Thing with Feathers
The poetess, Emily Dickinson, uses a bird — the Thing with Feathers — as a metaphor for hope. Using personification, she beautifully describes what hope does for mankind through the bird’s actions. Hope keeps us motivated even through the most painful hardships. We do not need to do anything to let hope motivate us, because it is a gentle presence that accompanies us through thick and thin.

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