NCERT Solutions of Chapter: Wind. NCERT Solutions along with worksheets and notes for Class 9.
Thinking about the poem
(I) 1. What are the things the wind does in the first stanza?
The wind breaks shutters of windows. It throws the paper in all direction. The books fall down from the shelf and tears pages of books.
(2) Have you seen anybody winnow grain at home or in a paddy field? What is the word in your language for winnowing? What do people use for winnowing?
(Give the words in your language, if you know them.)
Ans- Yes, I saw winnowing in field.
In my language we call it ‘ftakna’.People use chaaj or winnowing fans for winnowing.
(3)What does the poet say the wind god winnows?
Ans- The wind god winnows weak houses, weak doors, weak rafters, weak bodies and weak lives.
(4) What should we do to make friends with the wind?
Ans – We should make strong houses, doors rafters and strong bodies to make friends with the wind.
(5)What do the last four lines of the poem mean to you?
Ans- The last four lines of poem means that the wind gives message to us to be strong mentally and physically to face the challenges of life and get success.
(6) How does the poet speak to the wind – in anger or with humour? You must also have seen or heard of the wind “crumbling lives”. What is your response to this? Is it like the poet’s?
Ans- The poet speak to the wind with humour. Yes, I have seen and heard of the wind “crumbling lives” on television in news. My response is like the poet’s response. I also feel that we should build strong houses and make strong bodies to face the wind.
(II) The poem you have just read is originally in the Tamil. Do you know any such poems in your language?
Ans- No, do not know any such poem in my language.