The lake Isle of Innisfree Class 9 English, Beehive Poem
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The Poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree is about the beauty and charm associated with the countryside as compared to the dull, grey and boring life of the city. The poem reveals the poets’ desire to escape from the noisy hustle and bustle of the city life and lead a simple life in the natural landscape of Innisfree, a lake island. For the poet, a simple and peaceful life with only a few simple needs is more delightful than the restless life of the city.
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
In the first line, the poet repeats the word ‘go’ to express his determination of going to Lake Isle of Innisfree. The poet says that he will wake up and go to an island of Innisfree. He seems bored with his city life and its humdrum life style. On the island, he would build a small house from clay and watles (fences). He would grow nine rows of bean and would also have a hive for honey. The honeybees residing (living in the hive) will fill the place with a buzzing sound. The poet here intends to live alone on the island full of natural beauty. All this is a sweet dream of the poet which is the outcome of disgust of the modern lifestyle.
And evenings full of the linnet’s wings.
In the first line, the poet repeats the word ‘peace to reveal the real reason for moving away from his current lifestyle. Peace shall arise slowly from the morning and shall come to him. He shall wake up with the singing of crickets. The poet states that in the countryside, peace can be found at every location. If comes as naturally as the morning sun comes in the sky. When the sun rises , morning drops her veil of darkness and bring peace here in Innisfree. In the morning the poet would hear the crickets singing. At noon, he would see the purple sky and at midnight he would look at the shining sky. In the evening, poet would hear the sound of linnet flapping its wings. In this stanza the poet likes midnight ‘s star glimmer.
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.
(1) What does the poet wish to build and grow?(2) Where does the poet wish to go and why?(3) Where shall the poet go and how shall the poet live there?
(4) How shall the poet have peace in Innisfree?
(5) What kind of dwelling place and environment does the poet want there?
(6) How does the poet describes the lake water in the poem?
(7) What beauty of nature shall the poet observe in Innisfree?
(8) How will the poet enjoy his stay ‘night and day’?
(9) How does the poet describe the Lake Isle of Innisfree?
(10) Why does poet want to go to Innisfree? Do you think he will get there what he desires?
(11) Why does the poet repeat’ I will arise and go now’?
(12) How will the poet have peace at Innisfree?
(13) How is the roadway in the city different from the Isle of Innisfree?
(14) Explain the words ‘lake water lapping with low sounds’?
(15) What picture does the poet portray of the lake water at Innisfree?
|Innisfree||an island in a lake|
|Wattles||material used for building walls or fences|
|Hive||home for bees|
|Bee-loud||a place having the loud sound of the bees buzzing|
|Glade||open space in a forest|
|Veils||here misty atmosphere in the morning|
|Linnet||a small bird of brown and grey colour|
|Lapping||sound pf water striking the shore|