MP Board Class 10th Special English Important Questions Chapter 4 To the Cuckoo
I. Answer the following questions in about 25 words:
Why does the poet choose to call the cuckoo a wandering voice?
The poet hears the frequent shouts of cuckoo from far as well as from distance. He feels that the cuckoo is wandering from one place to another. So he chooses to call it wandering voice.
What does the cuckoo bring to the poet? (Imp.)
The cuckoo sings its songs to the sunny and flowery valley. It makes the poet enjoy spiritual pleasure and transports him to a land of bliss. It revives the memory of visionary tale in him.
What did the cuckoo make the poet do during his school days?
During his school days, enchanted by the cuckoo’s song and driven by the desire to see the bird, the poet used to wander through woods and plains to seek her.
How does the earth appear to the poet after hearing the cuckoo’s voice? (Imp.)
After hearing the cuckoo’s voice, the earth that appeared substantial and physical to the poet, now appeared unreal like fairyland.
II. Answer the following questions in about 50 words:
What does the poet seek to convey in the lines ‘Thrice welcome a mystery’? (V. Imp.)
In these lines the poet says that he enjoys the song of the bird but since he is not able to see it, the bird appears quite mysterious to him. He feels that the bird is some divine creature that sings, remaining invisible. He expresses in these lines, that the cuckoo is a divine thing.
Describe the various ways in which the poet addresses the cuckoo in the poem. (Imp.)
The poet addresses the cuckoo in the following different ways:
- A Blithe Newcomer
- A wandering voice
- Darling of spring
- An invisible thing
- A mystery
- A blessed bird.