To enable the students to find beauty in everything around them.
To enable them to feel beauty in them.
To enable them to appreciate beauty in them.
Harvest - crop
Chanting - singing
Sighing - breathing out slowly
Earnest - seriously
Deeds - actions
The students see beauty in the objects around them.
The students hear beauty in the objects around them.
The students feel beauty in the objects around them.
As the result of seeing, hearing and feeling beauty they will act well and positive.
Beauty can be seen, heard and felt. It is seen in the sunlight, the trees, the birds, and the growing corn. It is also seen in the working people or those people who dance for their harvest.
Beauty can be heard in the night. It is heard when the wind sighs, rain falls or a singer chants in earnest.
Beauty can be felt. It is felt in one’s own self. It is felt in the mind when we think of good deeds and happy thoughts. They repeat themselves, in dreams , in work or even rest.
Short anser type questions
What do we see in sunlight?
We see beauty.
How does the poet define beauty?
Beauty lies in the objects of nature. All good things, good actions and all that pleases are beautiful.
Why do people dance for their harvest?
They dance because they are pleased to harvest their crops.
Can you name some beautiful things seen or heard?
Yes, I have been the beautiful things like chirping birds, whistling trees , laughing children and vast sea shore.
Beauty is in yourself.” How is it?
We can feel beauty in ourselves. Noble deeds make us beautiful.
When is the beauty heard?
Beauty is heard in the night; whistling of wind, rain falling and playing music.
Which objects of nature are beautiful?
The singing wind and the rainfall are beautiful.
Where does beauty lie?
Beauty lies in happy thoughts, goods deeds.
Which things repeat in one’s mind?
Happy thoughts and goods deeds repeat in our dream.
tEXTBOOK QUESTION'S ANSWERS
The sound of prayer in the temple is also beautiful.
Shelley means that the poems that one keeps on chanting in his mind are a greater source of happiness than the one which is heard from someone.
Yes , it is true we often keep on hearing a beautiful song long after the singer has stopped singing.
Read the first and second stanza of the poem. Note the phrases. Can you rewrite other phrases like that? Why do you think the poet uses the shorter phrases?
Yes , there can be many phrases which may be written like that , e.g. :
1. Kids playing
2. Flower blooming
3. Gardener watering
The poet applied these short phrases, to make the point that while the action may be important , it is the doer which is important.