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RAIN ON THE ROOF

                                                        By- Coates Kinney

COMPREHENSION OF STANZAS

STANZA 1

 When the hunted shadows hover

 Overall the starry spheres

  And the melancholy darkness

 Gently weeps in rainy tears,

What a bliss to press the pillow

Of a cottage-chamber bed

 And like listening to the patter

 Of the soft rain overhead!

हिंदी अनुवाद – जब पानी से तर बादल हवा में मंडराने हुए सितारों से भरे आसमान में घूमते हैं और उदासी से पूर्ण अंधेरा वर्षा रुपी बूँदों के रूप में अपने आंसू बहाता है । ऐसे दिन में अपने घर में बिस्तर के सिरहाने पर रखकर लेटना और वर्षा की बूँदों की पटर –पटर की मधुर आवाज़ को सुनना कितना अच्छा लगता है । 

Questions :

(i) What do the humid shadows refer to?

(ii) How does the melancholy darkness weep?

 (iii) What is a bliss for the poet?

 (iv) What is the poet listening?

(v) Name the poet.

Answers :

(i) The humid shadows refer to the dark clouds.

(ii) The melancholy darkness weeps gently in rainy tears.

 (iii) Lying in the bed on a rainy day is a bliss for the poet.

 (iv) The pattering sound of the raindrops.

 (v) Coates Kinney.

STANZA 2

Every tinkle on the shingles

Has an echo in the heart ;

And a thousand dreamy fancies

Into busy being start,

 And a thousand recollections

 Weave their air-threads into woof,

As I listen to the patter

Of the rain upon the roof.

हिंदी अनुवाद – छत पर लगी स्लेटों पर पड़ने वाली प्रत्येक बूँद की मधुर –सी आहट की गूँज मेरे ह्रदय  में उठती है । जब मैं छत पर वर्षा की बूँदों की पटर –पटर की आवाज़ को सुनता हूँ , तो मेरे मन में हजारों स्मृतियाँ अपना ताना – बाना सा बुनने लग जाती हैं । 

Questions :

(i) What makes an echo in the poet’s heart?

(ii) What rises in the poet’s mind?

(iii) What do the recollections do?

(iv) What does the poet listen?

(v) What is the meaning of the word ‘Shingles’?

Answers :

(i) he sounds of raindrops on the roof makes an echo in the poet’s heart.

(ii) Many fancies rise in the poet’s mind.

(iii) The recollections weave their air-threads into woof.

 (iv) The sound of the raindrops.

(v) The rectangular shaped wooden tiles.

STANZA 3

Now in memory conies my mother,

As she used in years agorae,

To regard the darling dreamers

Ere she left them till the dawn :

O! I feel here fond look on me

 As I list to this refrain

Which is played upon the shingles

By the patter of the rain.

हिंदी –अनुवाद – अब मुझे अपनी स्मृतियों में अपनी माँ का स्मरण हो उठता है ; जैसे कि बीते हुए समय में जब वह जीवित थी । अपने प्यारे बच्चों के लिए जिन प्यारी स्मृतियों को वह छोड़कर गई थी । और अब जब मैं अपनी छत की स्लेटों पर वर्षा की बूँदों की पटर –पटर की आवाज़ को सुनता हूँ तो मैं आनंदित महसूस करता हूँ ।

Questions :

 (i) Where is the poet’s mother now?

 (ii) Whose memory does come in the poet’s mind?

 (iii) Whose fond look is the poet feeling?

 (iv) What music is he listening?

 (v) Name the poem and the poet.

Answers :

(i) She had died.

(ii) There comes the memory of his mother in his mind.

 (iii) The poet is feeling the fond look of his mother.

 (iv) He is listening to the music of the raindrops on the roof

(v) The name of the poem is ‘Rain On The Roof’ and the name of the poet is Coates Kinney 

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Rain on the Roof- Introduction

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Rain on the Roof- Short & Detailed Summary

Rain on the Roof-Message & Summary in Hindi

Rain on the Roof- Extract Based comprehension test Questions

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Rain on the Roof- Important Extra Questions- Short Answer Type

Rain on the Roof- Important Extra Questions- Long Answer Type

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