Comprehension – A Daffodils Federal Class 9 English Notes
Q.1) What is the central idea of the poem ?
“Daffodils” revolves around the theme company, beauty of nature, and its manifestation in all its glory. It beautifully presents before us not only the attractive and exciting beauty of nature but also the purifying impact it on human beings.
Q.2) What do the daffodils represent in the poem ?
Daffodils represent those pleasing nature and its everlasting impact on human beings. The way clouds represent the beauty of the sky, the daffodils symbolizes the beauty of nature on earth.
Q.3) What “wealth” do memories of the scene give to the poet ?
The wealth that the memory of the scene gives the poet is the company of those pleasing daffodils. He witnesses the daffodils fluttering and dancing in the breeze. He sees the waves dancing in joy close to the flowers. He derives immense pleasure out of their jocund company and that is why he calls them his wealth.
Q.4) List the words that heighten the sound effect in the poem.
The words that heighten the sound effect in the poem are:
1. vales and hills
2. golden daffodils
3. fluttering and dancing
4. stars that shine and twinkle
5. jocund company
6. milky way
Q.5) How has the poet heightened the impact of the poem by using figurative language?
He prints the images of lakes, fields, trees, and stars in an artistic manner with the help of figurative devices like simile, metaphors, and personification to convey the pleasure that he felt when he caught sight of the daffodils. For example, the poet uses the simile by saying that he wandered lonely as a cloud. Moreover, he is using imagery by showing the picture of thousands of daffodils “tossing their heads in sprightly dance.”
Q.1) “Daffodils” similes are used in stanzas 1 and 2. Can you tell what two things are compared to in each of these stanzas?
The poet uses simile and describes himself as ” lonely as a cloud”.And he describes the endless row of daffodils as the shining stars on the milky way.
Q.1) Pick out one example of personification from the poem.
Wordsworth personifies the daffodil’s flowers. He presents them as dancers dancing and moving their heads joyfully.
Q.1) Here is a list of a few Similes Metaphors and Personifications. Can you identify them? Write ‘S’ for Simile, ‘M’ for Metaphor, and ‘P’ for Personification.
- time is money M
- as busy as a bee S
- the wind whispered the rumors of the forest. P
- as gentle as a lamb S
- the sorry engine wheezed its death cough P
- the heart of lion M
- the apple of my eye M
- as cunning as a fox S
- brown grass was begging for water P
- as wise as an owl S
- blanket of snow M
- as black as a crow S
Q.1) Underline the words and phrases that depict clear imagery in the poem.
tossing their heads
the waves beside them danced
and dances with the daffodils
Q.1) Which imagery the poet refers to in the poem ?
Mostly it is a visual imagery. The poet observes the flowers, the lake, and the waves and presents their images in words.
Vocabulary Daffodils Federal Class 9th English Notes
Q.A) Use a thesaurus to find three more synonyms of the following words
Saw: watched witnessed looked
Glance: view sight look
Gaze: look peek seek
Shine: gleam sparkle flash
Twinkle; glow light-up illuminate
Sparkle: twinkle glow gleam
Q.B) specify positive and negative connotation of each of the following
Q.C) Use the words given in activity “C” in sentences of your own.
Gaze, Stare, Shine, Glare, Hoard, Collect
Gaze: The children gazed at the elephant with amazement.
Stare: The old lady stared at me in the market.
Shine: The weather was pleasant and the sun was shining brightly that day.
Glare: The sun glared down on us.
Hoard: She hoarded some money for future use.
Collect: They went to collect their visa from the embassy.
Grammar Daffodils Federal Class 9 English Notes 2021
Q.A) Which collective noun means:
a) A collection of ships
b) A collection of singers
c) A collection of cattle
d) A collection of soldiers
Q.B) Underline prepositions of place in the poem
Q.C) Use the following preposition in sentence of your own
- Next to
Behind: She placed her notebook behind the pillow.
Besides: The shop beside the station was selling fresh cakes.
Next to He was sitting next to her friend in the examination hall.
Under: She placed some coins under the cushion.
Over: while serving, she put few drops of olive oil over the salad.
Along: She noted down the important points of the lesson along with listening to the lecture attentively.
Across. Across the sea, there lived a poor farmer along with his family.
Q.E) Use any five coordinating conjunctions and any five subordinating conjunctions in sentences of your own
You can eat your cake with a spoon or fork.
My dog enjoys being bathed but hates getting his nails trimmed.
Bill refuses to eat peas, nor will he touch carrots.
I hate to waste a drop of gas, for it is very expensive these days.
His two favorite sports are football and tennis.
Call me after you arrive at work.
Although she was tired, she couldn’t sleep.
As we explained in the last class, coordinating conjunctions are sentence connectors.
I painted the house because it was a horrible color.
Come and visit me before you leave.
Q.F) Underline the Participles in the following sentences.
1.He was so shocked after the accident that he could not speak.
2.The galloping horse scared the child.
3.I don’t want that burnt toast.
4.Don’t be frightened. That dog doesn’t bite.
5.The lorry was carrying stolen goods.
6.Everybody was excited preparing the things for the trip.
7.If the children are bored. Why don’t you take them to the park?
Q.G) Make five sentences using present participates and five sentences using past participles
The crying baby started laughing at once.
She was listening to the singing bird.
The staying guests left finally.
She was standing in front of the looking mirror.
He was trapped inside the burning house.
Look at the washed car.
The injured player was dropped out of the game.
She threw away the cracked vase.
The tired student was given some free time.
They could not open the locked door.
Writing Skills Daffodils FBISE
Q.A) Paraphrase the last stanza of the poem
I often lie on my sofa in a sad or serious mood. In this mood, the daffodils flowers come suddenly to my mind. This is truly a great blessing for me in my lonely hours. My heart is filled with joy. And in this happy mood, my heart dances with the daffodils.
Q.B) Write the summary of the poem “Daffodils”
Summary of the poem “Daffodils”
In the poem, “Daffodils”, William Wordsworth beautifully expresses his personal experience he sought from the lonely sight of daffodils. He inspires the readers to see and feel the hidden beauty of nature around by using figurative language. One day, the poet was wandering along the side of a lake in the countryside. Suddenly, he saw a large number of golden daffodils.
These flowers were growing beside the lake, dancing in the breeze and stretching like the stars of the milky way. The waves of the lake were also dancing with joy but the daffodils surpassed them. The poet was much delighted to see this beautiful scene. The charming scene of daffodils comes to his mind whenever the poet is in a thoughtful mood. The glory of the beautiful view penetrates deep into his heart and fills it with utmost contentment. In short, nature has become a great blessing for him in his lonely hours.