26. Unseen Poem Comprehension for Class 8

By | March 27, 2020
PIPING DOWN THE VALLEYS

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PIPING DOWN THE VALLEYS

Piping down the valleys wild,                                     

Piping songs of pleasant glee,                                   

On a cloud, I saw a child,                               

And he laughing said to me :                                      

 “Pipe a song about a Lamb !”                                   

 So I piped with merry cheer.                                     

“Piper, a pipe that song again;”                    

So I piped: he wept to hear.                                     

 Drop thy pipe, thy happy pipe;                                                

“Sing thy songs of happy cheer.”                                                             

So I sang the same again,

While he wept with joy to hear.

 

“Piper, sit thee down and write

In a book, that all may read.”

So he vanishes’d from my sight,

And I pluck’d a hollow reed,

 

And I made a rural pen,

 And I stain’d the water clear,

And I wrote my happy songs

Every child may joy to hear.

Read the above poem carefully and answer the following questions that follow-

1. Whom did the piper see in a cloud?

2. What did the child ask the piper to do?

3. After listening to the song about the Lamb what did the child do?

4. When did the piper pluck a hollow reed?

5. The word ‘disappeared’ means

6.’Lamb’ here stands for

7. What did the child do after singing?

8. What was the purpose of writing advice?

 Answers-

Ans- a. The piper saw a child in a cloud.

Ans- b. The child asked the piper to sing a song about a Lamb.

Ans c. The child started weeping.

Ans d. The piper plucked a hollow reed after the boy had vanished

Ans e. It means vanished   

Ans f. Lamb refers to the God

Ans g. The child disappeared.

Ans h. So that all might go through the text.

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