Thursday, February 8, 2018

Class 7th - English : Poem 6 – To Sleep

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To Sleep | Poem 6 |English 7th | Tulip Series |
(William Wordsworth)

Reading is Fun

A. Answer the following questions:

Q1. To whom, is the poem addressed?

Ans. The poem is, addressed to a sick boy who has spent more than two sleepless nights on the sickbed.

Q2. What does the speaker want?

Ans. The speaker wants the recovery from his sickness so that he can enjoy moments of joyous health.

Q3. How many sleepless nights did the speaker have?

Ans. The speaker had more than two sleepless nights.

Q4. What will the speaker hear in the morning?

Ans. The speaker will hear the first cuckoo’s melancholy cry in the morning.

Q5. What are the qualities of sleep that the poet appreciates?

Ans. The poet says that the quality of sleep is morning’s wealth, the mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health.

B. Say whether the following statements are True or False:

a. A flock of sheep hurriedly passes by.         False

b. The speaker has sweet dreams.                     True

c. The speaker will hear the first cuckoo’s melancholy cry in the morning.    True

d. The speaker has three sleepless nights.      False

e. The speaker calls sleep dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health. True

f. The poem is about the necessity of sleep.   True

Language Work:

A. Find the rhyming words in the poem:

Ans. Bees = Seas, lay = day, wealth = health, lie = cry etc.

B. Match the following:





1. An army of

2. A band of

3. A chain of

4. A flight of

5. A herd of

6. A litter of

7. A string of

8. A pride of

9. A team of

10. A hive of

j. Soldiers

i. Musicians

h. Mountains

g. Locus

f. Deer

e. Puppies

d. Camels

c. Lions

b. Horses

a. Bees


C. Match the animals/birds with their cries/sounds:




a. Asses

b. Bees

c. Cats

d. Camels

e. Crows

f. Hens

g. Ducks

h. Eagles

i. Flies

j. Turkeys

k. Wolves

l. Lions

m. Frogs

n. Monkeys

o. Parrots

p. Sheep

q. Snakes

r. Swans

s. Pigeons

13. Bray

10. Buzz

17. Purr

16. Grunt

17. Caw

14. Cluck

12. Quack

11. Scream

18. Hum

8. Gobble

9. Howl

7. Roar

19. Croak

6. Chatter

4. Talk

5. Bleat

2. Hiss

3. Cry

1. Coo

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