On The Grasshopper and Cricket – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:

The poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead.

  1. How long does the poetry of the earth live?
    Ans.
    The poetry of the earth lives forever. It never dies.
  2. Where do the birds hide during the hot sun?
    Ans.
    The birds hide in the cooling trees.
  3. Where will the voice run?
    Ans.
    The voice will run from hedge to hedge.

Q. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow:

The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
On a lone winter evening when the frost
Has wrought a silence, from the stone there shrills
The cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever,
And seems to one in drowsiness half lost;
The grasshopper’s among some grassy hills.

  1. When does the frost wrought a silence?
    Ans
    . The frost wrought a silence during winters.
  2. What does the cricket’s song do?
    Ans.
    The cricket’s song shrills out.
  3. What does the cricket’s song seem like?
    Ans.
    The cricket’s song seems to be lost in half drowsiness.

Q. Discuss poet’s love for nature.

Ans. The poet John Keats is really a lover of nature. In the present poem the description of starlight, the cricket and the grasshopper are the symbol of his love for nature.

Q. What do winter and summer season suggest?

Ans. Winter and summer suggest here symbolically. Winter is the symbol of sadness, grief and loneliness in one’s life. Summer is the symbol of happiness.

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