NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem 4 Beauty
Poem 4 Beauty Class 6 English Honeysuckle
WORKING WITH THE POEM
Question:- 1. The poet says, “Beauty is heard in …”
Can you hear beauty? Add a sound that you think is beautiful to the sounds the poet thinks are beautiful.
The poet, Keats, said:
“Heard melodies are sweet,
But those unheard are sweeter.”
What do you think this means? Have you ever ‘heard’ a song in your head, long after the song was sung or played?
Answer:- Yes, beauty can be heard everywhere. When we hear something tempting, it attracts us towards it. We want to hear it again and again. Keats said in the above lines that melodies which we can hear are sweet, but those which we can’t hear are even sweeter. Yes, sometimes a melodious song stays in one’s mind for long and it continues to play in one’s head as it has touched that person’s soul.
Question:- 2. Read the first and second stanzas of the poem again. Note the following phrases.
corn growing, people working or dancing, wind sighing, rain falling, a singer chanting
These could be written as
- corn that is growing
- people who are working or dancing
Can you rewrite the other phrases like this? Why do you think the poet uses the shorter phrases?
Answer:- Wind sighing
To make the poetry more appealing and attractive, the poet uses shorter phrases. The poet developed a rhyming pattern with a specific order.
Question:- 3. Find pictures of beautiful things you have seen or heard of.
Answer:- Do it yourself
Question:- 4. Write a paragraph about beauty. Use your own ideas along with the ideas in the poem. (You may discuss your ideas with your partner.)
Answer:- Beauty is eternal because it never fades. Beauty is a constant source of excitement and happiness for us. Some people are only interested in their physical appearance, which changes with time and place. While excellent looks are deceiving, beauty is found within and is constant.