Tamilnadu State Board New Syllabus Samacheer Kalvi 7th English Guide Pdf Term 1 Poem 2 The Listeners Text Book Back Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes.
Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 7th English Solutions Term 1 Poem 2 The Listeners
7th English Guide The Listeners Text Book Back Questions and Answers
Warm Up (Text Book Page No. 102)
You are walking into a grove at 12 noon. You feel that somebody is following you. When you look behind, nobody is there. How would you feel? What would you do? Share it in the class.
While walking at 12 noon in a grove, I would feel anxious and little bit scary. If I feel that some¬one else is following me I would pray God to protect me from those evil spirits.
B. Find a line from the poem to match the pictures given below and write it in the blank.
And his horse in the silence k
That dwelt in the lone house then
And he smote upon the door again a second time
champed the grasses
But only a host of phantom listeners
Where he stood perplexed and still
C. Read the statements and say True or False. Quote lines from the poem to support your answer. (Text Book Page No. 128)
D. Answer the following questions.
1. Who is the speaker?
The poet is the speaker.
2. What was the horse doing?
The horse was biting and chewing the grass noisily.
3. Who were the listeners?
A host of phantoms were the listeners.
4. How did the Traveller feel when nobody answered?
The Traveller felt confused and stood still when nobody answered him.
5. What kind of feeling does the poem create?
The poem creates a mystical feeling.
E. Work in pairs and answer the questions given below.
1. Of the forest’s ferny floor.
Pick out the words alliterated.
forest’s – ferny – floor
2. Pick out the rhyming words from the poem.
head – said sill – still then – men hall – call
3. Write the words which are used to create a sense of mystery.
no one descended
a host of phantom listeners quiet of the moonlight dark stair air stirred and shaken
WRITING (Text Book Page No. 128)
F. Discuss in groups. Draw the haunted house described in the poem and write a paragraph about it in your own words.
The haunted house is at the top of the hill. There is no sign of human habitation in and around there. The bats were hovering above the house in the moonlight. The trees around the house are withered and bare. The house is modernized, it is really terrific to look at. As in the poem, this house may have been occupied by the ghosts.
7th English Guide The Listeners Additional Appreciation Questions Answers
1. And he smote upon the door again a second time.
Is there anybody here? he said.
a) What did the poet do?
He knocked on the door loudly to call someone from the house.
b) What did he say?
He asked whether anybody is there or not.
2. No head form the leaf-fringed sill Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes,
Where he stood perplexed and still. .
a) Did the poet get any response from the house?
No, he got no response from the house.
b) Pick-out rhyming words in the above lines.
Sill – Still.
c) How did the poet stand when there was no response?
The poet stood confused and unmoved.
3. But only a host of phantom listeners That dwelt in the lone house then
a) In the opinion of the poet who dwelt in the lone house?
The poet felt that the lone house is surrounded by a host of ghost listeners.
The Listeners Summary in English
A traveler and his horse saw a house in night. He knocked on the door twice to find out whether anyone was inside the house. No one listened to him except a bird and a host of phantom listeners. None answered the call of the lonely traveller.
The Listeners Summary in Tamil
குதிரையில் வந்த பயணி, இரவு நேரத்தில், வழியில் ஒரு வீடு இருப்பதை கண்டான். வீட்டில் யாரேனும் உள்ளனரா என்று அறிய இருமுறை கதவை தட்டினான். ஒரு பறவையும் தனி வீட்டில் உள்ள ஆவிகளின் கூட்டம் தவிர வேறு யாரும் பயணியின் குரலைக் கேட்க அங்கு இல்லை. தனியாக வந்த பயணியின் குரலுக்கு யாரும் பதில் அளிக்கவில்லை .
The Listeners About the Author in English
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best known for his works for children. ‘The Listeners” is said to be his most famous poem.
The Listeners About the Author in Tamil
வால்ட்டர் டி லா மேர் ஓர் ஆங்கிலக் கவிஞரும், சிறுகதை எழுத்தாளரும், நாவலாசிரியரும் ஆவார். குழந்தைகளுக்கான அவருடைய படைப்புகளுக்காக அவர் பெரிதும் அறியப்படுகிறார். ‘உற்றுக்கேட்பவர்கள்’ என்னும் கவிதை அவருடைய மிகப் புகழ்பெற்ற கவிதையாகக் கருதப்படுகிறது.