NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Poem Chapter 2 Wind Questions and Answers
Questions & Answers
Q1. What are the things the wind does in the first stanza?
Ans. The wind does not break the shutters of the window, not scatter papers and throw down the books .but the wind throws down the books and tears and brings rain again and again.
Q2. Have you seen anybody winnowing green at home or in a teddy field? What is the word in your language of winnowing what do you people use for winnowing?
Ans. Yes, I have seen ladies winning grains in our village. It is called Jara. Nowadays people use machines to winnow grains in our village. Winnow-Phadakna in hindi.
Q3. What does the poet say the wind God winnows?
Ans. The poet says wind makes fun of weak things. it makes tremble houses, rafters, and even hearts the wind crushes everything that is weak.
Q4. What should we do to make friends with the wind?
Ans. To make friends with the wind the poet suggests that we should build strong homes with form doors. Our bodies and hearts should also be strong. Only in this way, we would be able to make friends with the wind.
Q5. What do the last four lines of the poem mean to you?
Ans. The last four lines of the poem give us an important message that the wind blows out the weak fires but makes the strong fire roar and flourish. Thus, the poet conveys that nobody cares about the week. Even the wind is on the side of those who are strong.
Q6. How does the poet speak to the wind- in anger or with humour? You must also have seen or been ahead of the wind-crumbling lives. What is your response to this? Is it like the poets?
Ans. The poet speaks to the wind with humour. The poet has Drawn The Living picture of wind which makes fun of weakling. So he’s just being strong physically and mentally. Actually, the wind is the symbol of difficulty.
The poem you have just read is originally in Tamil. Do you know any such poems in your language?
Ans. Yes, I know many poems like the one given here.
Additional Questions and Answers
Q.1 What is the title of the poem?
Ans. The title of the poem is “Wind, come softly.”
Q2. What is the poet’s plea to the wind?
Ans. The poet pleads to the wind to come softly.
Q3. What are the things that the poet does not want the wind to do?
Ans. The poet does not want the wind to break the shutters of the windows, scatter the papers, or throw down the books on the shelf.
Q4. What did the wind do that made the poet unhappy?
Ans. The wind threw down the books on the shelf and tore the pages of the books.
Q5. What else did the wind do?
Ans. The wind brought rain again.
Q6. What is the wind god good at?
Ans. The wind god is good at poking fun at weaklings.
Q7. What are the things that the wind god winnows and crushes?
Ans. The wind god winnows and crushes frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, and crumbling hearts.
Q8. What is the poet’s solution to the wind god’s destruction?
Ans. The poet’s solution is to build strong homes, joint the doors firmly, practise to firm the body, and make the heart steadfast.
Q9. What will happen if the poet follows the solution?
Ans. If the poet follows the solution, the wind will be friends with them.
Q10. What happens to weak fires when the wind blows?
Ans. The wind blows out weak fires.
Q11. What does the poet say about the wind’s friendship?
Ans. The poet says that the wind’s friendship is good and that they praise him every day.