Rain on the Roof Summary Class 9 English Poem

Rain on the Roof Summary Class 9 English Beehive Poem is given below. By reading the detailed summary, CBSE Class 9 students will be able to understand the chapter easily. Once the students finished reading the summary they can easily answer any questions related to the chapter. Students can also refer to CBSE Class 9 English Summary notes – Rain on the Rooffor their revision during the exam.

CBSE Class 9 English Rain on the Roof Summary

Rain on the Roof Summary in both english and hindi is available here. This article starts with a discussion about the poet and then explains the chapter in short and detailed fashion. Ultimately, the article ends with some difficult words and their meanings.

About the Poet – Coates Kinney

The poet, Coates Kinney (1826-1904), is trying to relate the rain to his past memories both sweet and bitter. By listening to the patter of the rain, the poet, lies on his bed, holds his pillow tightly, and then gets lost in the thoughts of his caring and loving mother.

Short Summary of Rain on the Roof

This is the rain on the roof summary in which the poet tries to describe how he feels on a rainy day. The poet states that whenever it rains he starts to recall all his past memories. While lying on his bed in the cottage he listens to the pitter-patter sound of the rain. As he listens to the sound of the rain he starts to remember his old days when he was a little boy. Further, he remembers her mother who is not with him now, but her memories will always be with him. In addition, he remembers how her mother takes care of him during the rainy days so that he might not catch a cold. While listening to the sound of the rain, he remembers all the sweet memories of his past.

Summary in English

In this poem, the poet says that when the humid shadows drift (here, ‘humid shadows’ means dark clouds full of water). He says that when the sky is full of dark clouds which have moisture, and are full of water and are about to bring rain. Further, when these clouds float around the sky over the starry spheres (refers to the sky at night time that is full of stars).

Then, huge clouds that are full of moisture move around in the sky. And the raindrops that seem like a tear falling from the sky wipe the sad darkness of the night. Moreover, the poet is comparing the raindrops to tears as to him the dark sky seems very sad. Also, it appears as if it is weeping and the raindrops are the tears shed by it. He further adds that it is like a blessing to lie on the bed in his room. And listen to the sound made by raindrops falling on the roof.

In the next part, the poet expresses his feelings when he hears the raindrops falling on the roof of his house.  Poet says that every tinkle on the shingles has an echo in the heart. Whenever he hears raindrops falling on the rooftop its sound repeats in his heart and in his dreams. Further, he has many different and fantastic imaginations. Also, the falling drops of rain on the rooftops creates many new different dreams in his mind. For instance, he recollects many memories of the past which come back into his mind as dreams. Hence, he listens to the patter of the rain upon the roof, he has many new dreams in his mind. And his memories of the past come back in the form of dreams.

In the last paragraph, the poet introduces his mother and says that he is dreaming of his mother. As in the previous stanza that rain brings memories of the past. They were the memory of his mother who is no longer alive. Long ago, his mother uses to love him a lot and she uses to consider him a darling. Also, she would let him sleep until daybreak and have sweet dreams. As he listens to the song made by the raindrops falling on the rooftop of his room he feels that his mother is looking at him.  Moreover, the sound of rain makes him correlate his past with his present. That’s the reason he was so moved by the sound of the raindrops on the shingles of his room. Every time he hears this sound it brings back memories of the past as he reminds of his mother.

Conclusion of Rain on the Roof Summary
In this poem, whenever the poet hears the pattering sound on his rooftop he remembers sweet memories of his childhood especially one that relates to his mother.

Summary in Hindi

इस कविता में, कवि कहता है कि जब आर्द्र छाया बहती है (यहाँ, आर्द्र छाया ’का अर्थ है पानी से भरे काले बादल)। वह कहता है कि जब आकाश काले बादलों से भरा होता है जिसमें नमी होती है, और पानी से भरे होते हैं और बारिश लाने वाले होते हैं। इसके अलावा, जब ये बादल तारों के क्षेत्र में आकाश के चारों ओर तैरते हैं (रात के समय आकाश को दर्शाता है जो तारों से भरा है)।

फिर, विशाल बादल जो नमी से भरे होते हैं, आकाश में घूमते हैं। और आसमान से गिरती आंसुओं की तरह दिखने वाली बारिश की बूंदें रात के उदास अंधेरे को मिटा देती हैं। इसके अलावा, कवि बारिश की बूंदों की तुलना आंसुओं से कर रहा है क्योंकि उसे अंधेरा बहुत उदास लगता है। इसके अलावा, ऐसा लगता है जैसे यह रो रहा है और बारिश की बूंदें इसके द्वारा बहाए गए आंसू हैं। वह आगे कहते हैं कि यह उनके कमरे में बिस्तर पर लेटने के लिए आशीर्वाद की तरह है। और छत पर गिरने वाले वर्षाबूंदों द्वारा की गई आवाज़ को सुनो।

अगले भाग में, जब वह अपने घर की छत पर बारिश की बूंदों को सुनता है, तो कवि अपनी भावनाओं को व्यक्त करता है। कवि का कहना है कि दाद पर हर शिकन दिल में एक गूंज है। जब भी वह छत पर गिरने वाली बारिश की आवाज़ सुनता है तो उसकी आवाज़ उसके दिल में और उसके सपनों में दोहराई जाती है। इसके अलावा, उनकी कई अलग और शानदार कल्पनाएँ हैं। इसके अलावा, छतों पर बारिश की गिरती बूंदें उसके दिमाग में कई नए सपने पैदा करती हैं। उदाहरण के लिए, वह अतीत की कई यादों को याद करता है जो सपनों के रूप में उसके दिमाग में वापस आती हैं। इसलिए, वह छत पर बारिश के संरक्षक को सुनता है, उसके दिमाग में कई नए सपने हैं। और अतीत की उनकी यादें सपनों के रूप में वापस आती हैं।

अंतिम पैराग्राफ में, कवि अपनी मां का परिचय देता है और कहता है कि वह अपनी मां का सपना देख रहा है। जैसा कि पिछले श्लोक में है कि बारिश अतीत की यादें लाती है। वे उनकी माँ की स्मृति थे जो अब जीवित नहीं हैं। बहुत पहले, उसकी माँ उसे बहुत प्यार करती थी और वह उसे प्रिय मानने के लिए इस्तेमाल करती है। इसके अलावा, वह उसे दिन के समय तक सोने देती और मीठे सपने दिखाती। जब वह अपने कमरे की छत पर गिरने वाले बारिश की बूंदों से बने गीत को सुनता है तो उसे लगता है कि उसकी माँ उसे देख रही है। इसके अलावा, बारिश की आवाज उसे अपने वर्तमान के साथ अपने अतीत को सहसंबद्ध बनाती है। यही कारण है कि वह अपने कमरे के किनारों पर बारिश की बूंदों की आवाज से इतना प्रभावित हुआ था। हर बार जब वह इस ध्वनि को सुनता है तो वह अतीत की यादों को वापस लाता है क्योंकि वह अपनी मां की याद दिलाता है।

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