22. Unseen Poem Comprehension for Class 8

By | July 12, 2021


O, blithe newcomer! I have heard

I hear three and rejoice

O Cuckoo! shall I call thee bird

or but a wandering voice

While on I am lying on the grass

They twofold shout I hear

From hill to hill it seems to pass

At once far off and near


Though babbling only to the vale

Of sunshine and of flowers

Thou bringest unto me a tale

of the visionary hour.

 The thrice welcome darling of the spring!

Even yet thou art to me

No bird, but an invisible thing

A voice, a mystery.

—William Wordsworth

(a)Why does the poet want to address the cuckoo as a wandering voice?       

(b)Which line in the poem tells that the birds’ voice can be heard everywhere?

(c)What does the bird tell the poet?                                                                   

(d)Which phrase tells you that the poet loves to listen to the birds?                             

(e)Why does, the poet say ‘a voice, a mystery’.                                                              

(f)Which word says that the bird is happy and carefree?                             

(g)When does the poet hear the bird?                                                                        

(h)What is the effect of its sweet voice on the poet?

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