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Samacheer Kalvi 8th English Solutions Term 1 Poem Chapter 1 My Hobby: Reading

Samacheer guide 8th English Solutions Term 1 Poem Chapter 1 My Hobby: Reading

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Tamilnadu Samacheer Guide 8th English Solutions Term 1 Poem Chapter 1 My Hobby: Reading

Explanation of poetic lines

Poem Lines - Explanation

1   - My hobby is reading - The poet declares in the first line itself that reading is his hobby.

2-3 - It helps me In thought breeding.-He says his reading hobby helps him to grow and cultivate many good thoughts.

4-5 - It takes me to places Near and far, - Those thoughts take the poet not only to the nearby places but also to the remote and far areas.

6-7 - It keeps my rational Doors ajar- The poet compares his mind to a room and expresses that reading habit enables him to keep the doors of his mind unlocked and half open to permit intelligent and logical reasoning. At the same time, it prevents the unwanted entry of bad and wrong things.

8-9 - It teaches me To cackle and cry - Reading practises the poet to take in both happiness and sorrow in the same spirit. It teaches him to laugh loudly during happy times and to cry and let out sorrow during painful times.

10-11 - Without wings It lets me fly. - Reading does not restrict or control the thoughts of the poet. Without wings it allows his thoughts to soar high and fly.

12-13 - I wish If all the children could read, - The poet aspires that all the children should go to school and study, there should be no illiterates.

14 - In constructing a vigorous society, - He believes that if all the children are well educated, then they can build a dynamic, strong and powerful society.

15 - Then we shall succeed.- If such a society is created, we shall succeed and reach the pinnacle in our lives.

GLOSSARY

  1. ajar – slightly open
  2. breeding – procreation
  3. cackle – informal laugh
  4. constructing – establish / create
  5. hobby – leisure time activity
  6. rational – intelligence
  7. read – educated
  8. vigorous – powerful
  9. without wings – without limits

1. Comprehension Questions.

Question 1.

What is the hobby of the poet?

Answer:

Reading is the hobby of the poet.

Question 2.

What does ‘ajar’ mean ?

Answer:

‘Ajar’ means slightly open door.

Question 3.

Can the poet fly without wings ?

Answer:

No, the poet cannot fly without wings, but- his thoughts and imaginations can fly everywhere without wings.

Question 4.

What can children do to society if they read ?

Answer:

If all the children could read, they could construct a dynamic society.

Question 5.

What is theme of the poem?

Answer:

The theme of the poem is, ‘Reading hobby’.

2. On the basis of your understanding of the poem, tick the most suitable option to complete the statements.

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3.Complete the table given below in order to understand the poem better.

Answer:

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Figure Of Speech

a. Rhyming words :

A Tiny Little Plant

Deep in the heart of a little seed,

Lay buried so, so deep,

A tiny little plant fast asleep.

Out came the bright Sunshine,

Down crept its light,

Into the seed, too bright.

A little plant woke up to see,

How bright the world might be.

Answer the following:

Question 1.

List the rhyming words in the first three lines.

Answer:

The rhyming words – deep – asleep.

Question 2.

Which line in the poem rhymes with ‘Down crept its light’?

Answer:

Into the seed, too bright.

b. Rhyme Scheme:

Answer the following:

a. Identify the rhyme scheme of the given short poem.

My dog likes bones,

He eats them up,

He’s very sweet,

He’s just a pup.

Answer:

a b c b.

b. Complete this rhyme on your own with a abab rhyme scheme.

Peas porridge hot,

Peas porridge cold,

Answer:

Peas porridge in the pot Nine days old.

My Hobby: Reading Additional Questions

I. Poem Comprehension – Additional

Question 1.

My hobby is reading

It helps me

In thought breeding.

It takes me to places

Near and far,

It keeps my rational

Doors ajar.

(a) What does the word ‘rational’ mean?

Answer:

‘Rational’ means intelligence.

(b) Pick out the rhyming words in these lines.

Answer:

The rhyming words : Reading – breeding; far – ajar.

(c) How does reading help the poet?

Answer:

Reading helps the poet to grow and cultivate good thoughts.

(d) Whose hobby was reading in the poem ‘My Hobby’ ?

Answer:

Reading was the hobby of the poet Arunachalam Chandrashekaran.

(e) What does the term ‘thought breeding1 mean?

Answer:

The term ‘thought breeding’ means cultivating many good thoughts in a person whose hobby is reading.

(f) How does reading take the poet near and far?

Answer:

When the poet reads about a content related to something near him and when he reads a content of something far, it takes him near and far.

(g) What are ‘rational doors’?

Answer:

The poet compares his mind to a room and reading habit are the doors of his mind.

2. It teaches me

To cackle and cry

Without wings

It lets me fly.

(a) Why should reading teach us both to laugh and cry?

Answer:

Life is made of both joy and sorrow. Reading helps us to take both equally.

b. How does the poet fly?

Answer:

The poet does not fly physically in the air. His thoughts expand and fly in all directions.

3. I wish

If all the children could read,

In constructing a vigorous society,

Then we shall succeed.

(a) Who can build a vigorous society?

Answer:

The children can build a vigorous society.

(b) How can we succeed?

Answer:

We can succeed, if we can build a dynamic, strong and powerful society.

(c) Pick out the alliterated words.

Answer:

‘shall – succeed’ are the alliterated words.

II. Short Questions and Answers.

Question 1.

How does his hobby help him ?

Answer:

His hobby helps him to cultivate many good thoughts.

Question 2.

Where does the reading take him ?

Answer:

Reading takes him to the nearby as well as to the far and remote places.

Question 3.

What does reading teach him ?

Answer:

Reading teaches him to laugh loudly and at the same time even to cry.

III. Paragraph Questions with Answers.

Question 1.

What are the five ways in which reading helps us?

Answer:

  • Reading hobby helps us to grow and cultivate many good thoughts. The content we read not only takes to nearby places but also to the remote and far areas according to what we read.
  • Reading habit enables to keep the doors of our mind unlocked and half open to permit intelligent and logical reasoning at the same time to prevent unwanted entry of bad and wrong things. Reading practices us to take in both happiness and sorrow in the same spirit. It teaches us to laugh loudly during happy times and to cry and let out sorrow during painful times.
  • Reading does not restrict or control our thoughts. Without wings it allows our thoughts to soar high and fly.

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