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The Daffodils by William Wordsworth , Class: 7, Lesson: 5, Assam, English, Questions And Answers, Full Notes

English, SCERT
Class: 7
Lesson: 5
The daffodils questions and answers ,class 7 , lesson 5, Assam
The Daffodils By William Wordsworth questions and answers

THE DAFFODILS BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

The Daffodils Class 7 Questions and Answers

1. Did you understand the theme of the poem?
Discuss with your teacher the following questions orally.

(a) Read the first Stanza. : With what does the poet William Wordsworth compare himself?

Answer: The poet William Wordsworth Compares himself to a piece of lonely cloud.

(b) Read the second stanza. Now find out the following: With what does Wordsworth compare the daffodils?

Answer: In the Second Stanza, the poet William Wordsworth Compares daffodils with " Continuous stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way ".

(c) Read and recite the third stanza. Now find out what Wordsworth means by 'jocund' company from the options below :

(i) happy and cheerful
(ii) talkative
(iii) quiet and sad

Answer: In the third Stanza by the word 'Jocund' Wordsworth means Happy and Cheerful. 

(d) Read and recite the lines :
Follow textbook for question
What does the poet William Wordsworth in this poem mean by the word 'wealth'? Why does he use the word here?

Answer: When the poet says "What wealth the show to me had brought", it shows that the mere sight of the golden daffodils somehow enriched his life and brought wealth to him.

By the word 'Wealth', the poet means that this sense of peace and joy are worth more to the speaker than wealth.

(e)Read the last stanza of the poem and find out the following information:
What happens to the poet when he lies on his couch in a sad and thoughtful mood?

Answer: When the poet lies on his couch in a sad and thoughtful mood, he comes down from the cloud and reveals the reality of his current physical state. Even though he no longer sees the dancing waves and golden daffodils he says that he will never forget them.


Class 7 Lesson 5 Science notes for Assamese Medium


2. Choose the correct options in each of the following questions:

(a) The poet compares himself to
(i) a piece of lonely cloud
(ii) a host of golden daffodils
(iii) a lake
(iv) The trees
Answer : (i) A piece of lonely cloud

(b) While wandering alone, the poet saw
(i) a crowd of people
(ii) clouds floating over vales and hills
(iii) a host of golden daffodils
(iv) a lake
Answer: a host of golden daffodils

(c) The poet compares the daffodils to
(i) a lonely cloud
(ii) a lake
(iii) the stars in a milky way
(iv) a bay
Answer: (iii) the stars in a milky way.

(d) The 'jocund company' referred to is the company of
(i) the daffodils
(ii) the sparkling waves of the lake
(iii) the dancing daffodils and the waves of the lake
(iv) the stars on the milky way
Answer: (iii) the dancing daffodils and the waves of the lake.



(e) The inward eye of the poet is the poet's
(i) vacant mood
(ii) thoughtful mood
(iii) imagination
(iv) bliss of solitude
Answer : (ii) thoughtful mood

3. Read the poem and match the following :
(i) The waves: danced beside the daffodils
(ii) The poet: saw a host of golden daffodils
(iii) A cloud: floated over valleys and hills
(iv) The daffodils: stretched in a never-ending line
(v) The poet's heart: filled with pleasure and danced with the daffodils.

4.Question

(a) Find a word in stanza 1 that means 'to roam about'
Answer: Wander'd
(b) Find out what 'o'er' means. How will you write the actual word?
Answer: 'O'er' means 'over'. The actual word is Over.
(c) Find a word in stanza 2 which means 'a lake'.
Answer: 'Bay' in stanza 2 denotes 'a lake'.
(d) What does the poet refer to when he says, 'Ten thousand saw I'?
Answer: The poet refers to 'Star' when he says, 'Ten thousand saw I'
(e) What is 'sprightly dance'?
Answer: 'Sprightly dance' means full of spirit and vitality. When the daffodils are described as tossing "their heads", this gives the feeling of a peaceful utopian place, is also lively and spirited.
(f) Give another word each for 'glee' and 'jocund'.
Answer: The other word for 'glee' is frolic and another word for 'jocund' is delightful.
(g) What is out-did in 'out-did the sparkling waves'?
Answer: Here out-did in 'out-did the sparkling waves' means this gives the readers a sense of peace and joy combined with lively action. Since the waves in comparison to Daffodils do not bring much joy.

(h) Give the opposite of the following words: vacant, pleasure, bliss
Answer: The opposite of the following words are Vacant - Full, Pleasure - Pain, Bliss - Joy.

5. A beautiful poem is meant to be recited. Listen to the teacher reading to you the following pairs of words from the poem. Then repeat the words after the teacher and practice the pronunciation of each word. This will help you recite the poem.

(a) Wandered - Wondered     
(b) Breeze - bridge
(c) Shine - sign                             
(d) Strerched - stressed
(e) They - day                                
(f) Show - sow
(g) flash - flesh                               
(h) heart - hurt

6. Let us go back to the poem once more and note the following :

(a) The first line (L1) of the poem ends with cloud.
(b) L 2 ends with Hills.
(c) L 3  ends with the crowd .
(d) L 4 ends with daffodils.

Note that the cloud and crowd are a pair of rhyming words.
Also, note that hills and daffodils are a pair of rhyming words.

Now, make a list of the other rhyming words in the poem.
Choose from the box the word rhyming with the underlined word and complete the sentence :

(i) Still  (ii) dancing (iii) mood (iv) breeze

(a) The sun is shining and the girl is dancing.
(b) The forest is full of green trees and the flowers are dancing in the cool breeze.
(c) On the top of the bare hill, I stand mute and still.
(d) Don't spoil my mood by being so rude.

7. (a)Rewrite the following poetic lines in everyday English.

(i) Ten thousand saw I at a glance
Answer: I saw ten thousand at a glance.

(ii) For oft when on my couch I lie in vacant or in a pensive mood.
Answer: For oft when on my couch I lie in vacant or in pensive mood in everyday English, often when I lie in my vacant couch in a pensive mood.

(iii) Then my heart with pleasure fills.
Answer: My heart fills with pleasure then.

(b) Find two words in the poem that are poetic in form and are not used in prose. Write a sentence illustrating the use of each of the two words.

(c) Illustrate the differences in meaning between gaze and stare by writing a sentence using each.

Gaze: His Gaze shifted away from her.
Stare: The girl continued to stare at her.

8. Note that one word in each of the following lines is wrong. Rewrite the extract below by replacing the wrong word with the correct word of the poem.


Corrected Extract

The waves beside them danced, but they
out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay
In such a jocund company!
I gazed-and gazed-but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought.

9. Your teacher will divide you into four or eight groups. Each group will work on the stanza given to you. In your group, discuss the stanza given to you and write the main idea of the stanza in two or more sentences. Then collect all the passages and paste them on a chart paper along with the poem, and hang the chart in the class.

10. Let's learn some grammar :

Here are some lines that tell us what the poet said he was doing in the poem. Working with your partner, fill in the blank spaces with the correct form of the word.

One day the poet William Wordsworth was wandering alone along a lake. All at once, he saw (see) a host of golden daffodils. The daffodils were dancing (dance)in the breeze.
The poet compared (compare) the daffodils to the stars on the milky way.

They were stretching(stretch) in a never-ending line along the side of the lake.

He noticed (notice) that the waves of the lake were also dancing (dance) joyfully. He Enjoyed (enjoy) the scene very much.

Later, in his sad moments, when the poet often recalled the scene, his heart filled with joy and begins (begin) to dance with the daffodils.

11. Read the poem carefully. Pick out the words from each stanza that indicate or refer to some kind of action or work. In your exercise book, make a list of all the action words that you have picked out. Use the dictionary to find out the meaning of unfamiliar action words. 
You can list the words and their meanings in a table as shown below.
Daffodils questions and Answers class 7
Daffodils questions and answers

12.(a) The action words that you have listed refer to some kind of action or work done by the poet. Such words are called verbs. Write down some action words in column B that match with the nouns in Column A.
Daffodils questions and answers
Daffodils questions and answers class 7


(b) Working with your partner, use the verbs in Column B and write sour sentences that tell what the nouns in Column A were doing.
(i) The cloud was floating over vales and hills.
(ii) When all at once I saw a crowd of golden daffodils.
(iii) Daffodils were shining like the stars.
(iv) The sparkling waves were dancing beneath the trees.

13. You have come across the term preposition. You know that prepositions are words like at, as, by, for, to, etc. These words are usually placed before a noun or a pronoun to show their relation to place, time, direction, means, etc.

Look at these phrases from the poem:
(i) Over vales and hills
(ii) beside the lake
(iii) beneath the trees
the underlined words are prepositions denoting a place.

Here are some more examples:
(i) in the morning
(ii) at noon
(iii) on Monday
The underlined words above are prepositions denoting time.

Now read these phrases :
(i) up the hill
(ii) down the road
(iii) to the north
The underlined words in these three examples are prepositions denoting direction.

Here are some more phrases :
(i) by car
(ii) on foot
(iii) with a knife
Hereby, on, with, denote how something is done. For example,
I cut the apple with a knife.

Now complete these sentences with the correct prepositions.
(i) Clouds float over hills and valleys. (on/over/by)
(ii) The daffodils bloomed beside a lake. (beneath/beside/between)
(iii) Stars were shining in the night sky. (on/in/over)
(iv) They formed a line along the shore of a bay. (beneath/along/for)
(v) He would often lie on his couch lost in thoughts. (on/in/by)

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