English Class 11
Hornbill - Poems (Literature)

Read the given extract and answer the questions


I descend to lave the droughts, atomies, dust-layers of the 


 And all that in them without me were seeds only, latent, 


 And forever, by day and night, I give back life to my own


(The Voice of the Rain )

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Question (i)

What is the rhyme scheme of this extract? 

  • a) ABAB
  • b) ABCB
  • c) AABA
  • d) None of the above


Answer written by the student: 

d) None of the above

Step-by-step explanation of the answer:

  • A rhyme scheme is the pattern of sounds that repeats at the end of a line or stanza in a poem.
  •  To identify the rhyme scheme, we can assign a letter to each sound and see how they match or differ.
  •  For example, in the following extract, the rhyme scheme is ABAB:

I wandered lonely as a cloud (A)

That floats on high o'er vales and hills, (B)

When all at once I saw a crowd, (A)

A host, of golden daffodils; (B)

  •  In this extract from "The Voice of the Rain", there is no rhyme scheme because none of the sounds at the end of each line match or repeat.
  •  Therefore, the correct answer is d) None of the above.

Question (ii)

What does the use of the word "lave" suggest? 

  • a) The rain is gentle and cleansing
  • b) The rain is harsh and damaging
  • c) The rain is playful and lively
  • d) The rain is cold and indifferent


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