NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Poem Rain on the Roof

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Rain on the Roof Class 9 NCERT Questions and Answers

Thinking about the Poem


1. What do the following phrases mean to you? Discuss in class. 
(i) humid shadows
(ii) starry spheres
(iii) what a bliss
(iv) a thousand dreamy fancies into busy being start
(v) a thousand recollections weave their air-threads into woof

Answer: (i) “Humid shadows” refer to the dark clouds that produce rain.

(ii) “Starry spheres” refer to the night sky abounding in stars. 

(iii)“What a bliss” refers to the happiness of the poet. When it rains poet gets into his cottage and enjoy the patter of rain upon the roof.

(iv) This refers to the various imaginary thoughts and fantasies that are aroused in the poet’s mind. 

(v) This phrase means that numerous memories intermingle to form a beautiful picture that the poet recollects. 

Question 2. What does the poet like to do when it rains?

Answer: When it rains, the poet feels delighted to lie with his head pressed against the pillow of his cottage chamber bed and listen to the patter of the soft rain.  

Question 3. What is the single major memory that comes to the poet? Who are the “darling dreamers” he refers to?

Answer: The single major memory that comes to the poet is of his mother and her fond look on the poet.

Darling dreamers that the poet refers to are the poet and his siblings who were sent to sleep by the poet’s mother every day.

Question 4. Is the poet now a child? Is his mother still alive?

Answer:  No, the poet is not a child now. He is a grown up man. He remembers her when he is inside his cottage and enjoy the pattern of rain on the roof. 


Question 1. When you were a young child, did your mother tuck you in, as the poet’s did?

Answer: Yes, when I was a young child, my mother tucked me in. She would sing me lullabies and send me to sleep. (Self-experience question) 

Question 2. Do you like rain? What do you do when it rains steadily or heavily as described in the poem?

Answer: Yes, my mother used to tuck me in when I was a young child, just like the Yes, my mother used to tuck me in when I was a young child, just like the Yes, I like the rain. When it rains steadily I get into my house and enjoy the weather with family. We enjoy tea. It is wonderful experience.

Question 3. Does everybody have a cozy bed to lie in when it rains? Look around you and describe how different kinds of people or animals spend time, seek shelter etc. during rain.

Answer: No, everybody is not fortunate enough to have a cosy bed to lie in when it rains. Not everybody gets to enjoy the comfort of cosy homes during rain. I have seen animals seeking shelter under trees and under the tin roofs of the small roadside tea stalls. The people passing by shoo away these animals and try to shrink themselves under the limited space of these shops. The poor animals are left shivering and drenching on the roads. The shopkeepers of such stalls are delighted as the people waiting for the rain to subside often end up buying tea and snacks. 

Note: Answers to above questions, 1, 2 and 3 are given here just to provide a framework or clue to students. They are suggested to write it in their own words based on their own experiences.

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