NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Poem Wind
Thinking about the Poem
Question:- I. 1. What are the things the wind does in the first stanza?
Answer:- In the first stanza the wind breaks the shutters of the windows, scatters the papers, throws down the books on the shelf, tears the pages of the books and brings the rain.
- Have you seen anybody winnow grain at home or in a paddy field? What is the word in your language for winnowing? What do people use for winnowing? (Give the words in your language, if you know them.)
Answer:- Yes, I have seen ladies winnow grain in my granny’s field in village. They winnow grains to remove straws, chaff and dust from the grains. It is called ‘Barsana’ in my language.
- What does the poet say the wind god winnows?
Answer:- The wind god winnows all the things like houses, doors, rafters, wood, bodies, lives and hearts and then crushes them all.
- What should we do to make friends with the wind?
Answer:- To make friends with the wind, we should build strong houses and joint the doors fiirmly a lso, we must strengthen our bodies and make the heart steadfast.
- What do the last four lines of the poem mean to you?
Answer:- This means that forces break people who are weak, while forces strengthen people who are strong. All we have to do is stay emotionally and physically strong.
- How does the poet speak to the wind — in anger or with humour? You must also have seen or heard of the wind “crumbling lives”. What is your response to this? Is it like the poet’s?
Answer:- The poet speaks to the wind with humor. Yes, I too have seen the wind crumbling lives on the television. Sometimes it bring massive destruction. My opinion is like the poet that we must try to be more powerful.
Question:- II. The poem you have just read is originally in the Tamil. Do you know any such poems in your language?
Answer:- Yes, I have read many such poems in my language Hindi like and “Basanti Hawa” and “Toofan”.