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’?
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What is the theme of the poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers‘?
How does the bird react to hardships in the poem ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’?
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Discuss how ‘Hope’ and ‘The Thing with Feathers’ are similar. What does the poem reveal about hope?
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What do you understand by ‘And sore must be the storm’?
Do you like this poem? Why?
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?
- 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.
A) Write the connotative and denotative meanings of the following words from the poem.
— connotative meaning: motivating, welcoming
— denotative meaning: of or at a fairly or comfortably high temperature.
— connotative meaning: hardships and struggles
— denotative meaning: an extremely strong wind
— connotative meaning: an unexpected situation in life
— denotative meaning: a large body of saltwater
— connotative meaning: never; no matter what
— denotative meaning: the furthest point, end or limit of something
— connotative meaning: most difficult; hardest
— denotative meaning: coldest
B) Which lines of the poem indicate metaphor and imagery?
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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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
a) Paraphrase the first and second stanza of the poem ‘Hope is the Thing with Feathers’
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’
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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