Tenth Standard English Poem With Answers

Read the following poem and answer the questions given below : (5 Marks)

A.1. Choose the correct alternative. [2]

(i) It rained heavily ________________.
(a) that morning     (b) the night before    (c) at dawn     (d) that day

(ii) The hare runs races on the ______________.
(a) moors         (b) grass        (c) waters         (d) meadows

(iii) The 'she' referred to in the poem is the ____________.
(a) stock-dove     (b) magpie        (c) hare         (d) jay

(iv) The grass is bright with ___________.
(a) glitter         (b) mist        (c) dew         (d) raindrops

There was a roaring in the wind all night;
The rain came heavily and fell in floods;
But now the sun is rising calm and bright,
The birds are singing in the distant woods;
Over his own sweet voice the Stock-dove broods;
The Jay makes answer as the Magpie chatters;
And all the air is filled with pleasant noise of waters.
All things that love the sun are out of doors;
The sky rejoices in the morning's birth;
The grass is bright with raindrops - on the moors
The hare is running races in her mirth;
And with her feet she from the plashy earth
Raises a mist; that, glittering in the sun,
Runs with her all the way, wherever she doth run.

A.2. Describe the morning after the rainy night. [2]

A.3. Write two pairs of rhyming words. [2]


A.1. (i) (b) the night before
(ii) (a) moors
(iii) (c) hare
(iv) (d) raindrops

A.2. The sky rejoices in the morning’s birth, the grass is bright with raindrops on the moors and the hare runs in merriment splashing mist with her dancing feet which glitters in the sun and follows the hare wherever she runs.

A.3. night - bright, floods - woods, chatters - waters, birth - mirth, sun - run (ANY TWO)