Here we will discuss the first poem “The Rain” of the 1st year English book 3. Here we will explain all the stanzas with reference to the context as well as cover all the possible questions and answers and the objectives (MCQs) of this poem.
Explanation of the Poem “The Rain
The Explanation of the poem “The Rain” written by William Davies is given below.
The lines have been taken from the poem “The Rain” written by William Davies.
In this poem, the poet beautifully describes the falling of rain. It falls on the upper leaves and they share it with to lower leaves. Symbolically, the poet wants to say that the rich enjoying the pleasure of life should share these comforts with the down-trodden class. Nature blesses everyone without any discrimination, that’s why Nature is so beautiful, bright, and lovely.
Stanza No. 1
In these lines, the poet describes the beautiful scene of rainfall with pictorial quality. The poet enjoys the musical sound of rainfall. The poet calls the upper leaves “rich” leaves because the rain directly falls in them, similarly, he calls the lower leaves “poor” leaves. The upper leaves share their water with lower leaves. However, this poet enjoys this scene, and it captivates his heart and soul. Symbolically, the poet wants to say that the rich, enjoying the blessings of life, should share these comforts with the poor people.
Stanza No. 2
In these lines, the poet describes the sunlight as another lovely scene of nature. He believes that after the rain, the sunlight brightens every dark drop without discrimination. It seems to be a lovely sight. The poet’s approach towards nature is optimistic. He seems to be a true lover of nature. He gives the message of love, equality, and brotherhood.
Questions and Answers Notes of the Poem “The Rain”
Q. Describe the scene of sunshine after rain.
Ans. The poet says that after the rain, the sun brightens each dark drop with wondrous light. It seems a lovely sight. It creates a kind of rainbow in the sky.
Q. What does the word “Poor” mean in the poem?
Ans. The word “Poor” means the lower leaves who could get little water like the poor people. As the poor people lack the beautiful facilities of life, similarly, the lower leaves get water to drink.
Q. How does the rain waterfall on the lower leaves?
Ans. At first, the rainwater falls on the upper leaves and they drink water. Then the water trickles down to the lower leaves and they drink its water.
Q. What is meant by rich leaves?
Ans. The poet calls the upper leaves as “rich leaves” because they enjoy more quantity of rain than the poor leaves beneath.
Q. How can a rainy day be enjoyed?
Ans. A rainy day can be enjoyed by going out to a public place for a picnic party. A picnic party may be the best way to enjoy a rainy day.
Q. What is the main idea of the poem “The Rain”?
Ans. The main idea of the poem is that we should share our pleasures with others. Rain is a great phenomenon of nature. Symbolically, it covers the idea of equal distribution of resources between the rich and the poor.
Q. What sweet noise does the poet hear during rain?
Ans. The poet hears the sweet noise created by the raindrops on the leaves. It creates sweet music.
Q. Why does the poet hope to have a lovely sight after the rain?
Ans. When the rain stops, the sun fills every dark drop with a wondrous light. It seems a lovely sight to the poet.
Q. What does the sun symbolized in the poem?
Ans. The sun symbolized hope and joy. It is a sign of revolution when all the rich and the poor will be treated equally. They all will enjoy the luxuries of life equally without any discrimination.
11th Class English MCQs Poem “The Rain”
Choose the correct answer.
1. Who was drinking rain?
a) a man
b) a bird
c) the leaves
d) a tree
2. What was making the noise sweet?
a) a guitar
b) a singer
c) drops of rain
d) drops of rain falling on leaves
3. What did the sun come out?
a) in the morning
b) in the noon
c) in the clouds
d) when the rain would stop
4. The round drops are brightened by
Choose the synonyms
5. After this the rain shall stop.
6. I hear rich leaves on top.
7. The round drops are brightened by ————————.
b) rainbow light
8. It will be a lovely sight.
a) a matter
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