SSC English Poem for Practice. Read the following poem and answer the questions given below : (5 Marks)

A.1. Fill in the blanks.

(i) There was a roaring in the _________.
(ii) The birds are singing in the distant ________.

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. Match the following.
    A             B
(i) Stock-dove     (a) running races
(ii) Jay         (b) chatters
(iii) Hare         (c) broods
(iv) Magpie     (d) answers the Magpie

A.3. The figure of speech of the following line is _____________.

“The sky rejoices in the morning’s birth”

(a) Alliteration (b) Inversion (c) Personification (d) Onomotopoeia


A.1. (i) wind
(ii) woods

A.2. (i - c), (ii - d), (iii - a), (iv - b)

A.3. (c) Personification

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