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First Showers Textbook Questions And Answers
First Showers By Nalini Sharma
First Showers Poem Kerala Syllabus 8th Question 1.
How does the rain soothe the poet’s nerves?
The rain soothes the poet by getting rid of heat and fatigue.
First Showers Summary Kerala Syllabus 8th Question 2.
Why do the trees look magnificent?
The rain washes the leaves of the trees and the trees look magnificent and shining.
First Showers Poem Question Answer Kerala Syllabus 8th Question 3.
What do the travelers feel when it rains?
They feel relieved.
First Shower Questions And Answers Kerala Syllabus 8th Question 4.
Comment on the expression drenched me on the sly.
The poet is .completely drenched by the mischievous raindrops.
First Showers Textbook Activities And Answers
First Showers Poem Summary Kerala Syllabus 8th Activity 1.
|Explanations||Expressions/lines from the text|
|The poet’s face was dry.||parched face|
|She got soaked in the rain.||soaked in rain|
|She was tired.||Weary lines… daylong heat & fatigue|
|The heat and fatigue made her weary.||Weary lines… daylong heat & fatigue|
|The trees were wet and beautiful.||dressed in washed green looked magnificent|
|The poet stood in wonder.||Marveling at this wonderful gift of nature|
|The poet returned home.||I hurried home through the gurgling water|
Summary Of The Poem First Showers Kerala Syllabus 8th Activity 2.
Read the lines:
‘Wet clothes clung to my body like an infant
To its mother’s bosom;………..
Here, the clinging of the ‘wet clothes’ is compared to ‘an infant clinging to its mother’s bosom………
This is an example for a simile. Now, develop similes from the fol¬lowing hints.
1. The tree stands like ………………
2. The moon looked at me ………….
3. The flower smiles ………………..
4. The thunder roared like …………….
1. a giant
2. like a queen
3. like an infant
4. a lion
Go through the following sentences that contain similes and metaphors. Classify them.
1. Manu is as hungry as a horse.
2. The car was a jet when it passed by us.
3. The cat’s fur was blanket of warmth
4. There were fireworks lanterns in sky.
5. You are as brave as a lion.
6. Ian Thorpe is a fish when he swims.
7. She is as pretty as a picture.
8. The moon was a misty shadow.
1. Manu is as hungry as a horse
2. You are as brave as a lion
3. She is as pretty as a picture
4. The car was a jet when it passed by us
5. The cat’s fur was a blanket of warmth
6. There were fireworks lantern in the sky
7. Ian Thorpe is a fish when he swims
8. The moon was a misty shadow
First Showers Additional Questions and Answers
First Showers Poem Theme Kerala Syllabus 8th Question 1.
Read the lines from the poem ‘ First Showers’ and answer the questions that follow.
As I returned from my workplace
cool drops kissed my parched face
soon the first showers caught me unawares
and soaked me, soothing my frayed nerves
The weary lines did it promptly erase
Of daylong heat and fatigue from my visage
Wet clothes clung to my body like an infant
To its mother bosom; unsteady my gait
The dusty trees stood bathed in an instant
Dressed in washed green looked magnificent
The scented earth resplendent in dampened glory
sucked in dust giving respite to the travelers weary
To thank the rain God I looked up in the sky
More drops drenched me on the sly
Marveling at this wonderful gift of nature
I hurried home wading through the gurgling water
a. Pick out the line from the poem which means ‘ the face of a person’.
b. Comment on the expression ‘ drenched me on the sly’
c. Why do the trees look magnificent?
d. How did the rain soothe the frayed nerves of the poet?
b. The poet is completely drenched by the mischievous raindrops.
c. The rain washes the leaves of the trees and the trees look magnificent and shining.
d. The rain soothes the poet by getting rid of the heat and fatigue.
First Showers Poem Lines Question 2. Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
Jagadananda Roy was one of the teachers at the Santiniketan school. He was known for his strictness and fiery temper. Once, Rabindranath Tagore had decided to stage a play at Santiniketan. A young boy was chosen for a particular role in the play. Tagore sent for the boy to be fetched from the class. Jagadananda Roy was then taking the boy’s mathematics class. Visibly annoyed by the student’s performance he sent back the messenger with the terse reply, “Tell Gurudev that during my class boys don’t go dancing and performing’. Tagore’s colleagues were visibly embarrassed at Jagadananda’s reply but Tagore was unmoved. Smiling he replied, “ The teacher is angry. The only way he’s going to release the boy now is to ask him to be a part of the play”. That year Jagadananda performed in the play himself. He never dis-agreed to release one of his students for a rehearsal later!’
a. What was the subject taught by Jagadananda Roy at the Santiniketan school?
b. On what occasion did Jagadananda Roy refuse to obey Tagore’s instruction?
c. How did Tagore solve the issue of fetching the boy from Jagadananda Roy’s class?
d. Why were the teachers of Santiniketan embarrassed?
e. Pick out the word from the passage that means, ‘someone that you work with’.
b. He was annoyed by the student’s performance in the class.
c. By making Jagadananda Roy also a part of the play.
d. Because of the terse reply to Gurudev.
First Showers Summary in English
The poet tells about how the cool raindrops embraced her face when she was returning from her work. She explains how she was soaked and though it was surprising she felt very comforted. It wiped out the lines of a daylong tiredness from her face. The rain held tightly to her like a baby clinging on to its mother’s breast. Then she describes how her steps became unsteady.
The rain washed off all the dust on the trees making them look beautiful in their green color. The smell of the earth was very appealing and it sucked all the dust in, giving a calm surroundings for travelers who are tired. Then she looked up in the sky to thank God when more raindrops kept falling on her. Very amazed at this wonderful gift of nature she quickly walked back home.
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