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Today we are going to tell you about 4.Wonderful World by William Brighty Rands poem extract of class – 12 HM .friends its very important to board examinations 4.Wonderful World
4.Wonderful World – William Brighty Rands
Class – 12 HM
Q.1. Extract of Poem.
The Wonderful air is over me.
And the wonderful wind is shaking the tree
It walks on the water , and whirls the mills
And talks to itself on the tops of hills.
Questions : (1) The opposite of the words ‘ bottom’ in the stanza is ……..
(a) Wonderful (b) shake (c) top (d) whirl
(2) The word that rhymes with ‘tree’ is
(a) hill (b) me (c) top (d) mill
(3) What is shaking the tree?
(4) Name the Poem.
Answer : 1. (c) top 2. (b) me
3.Wonderful wind is shaking the tree. 4. Wonderful world.
Ah , you are so great , and I am so small,
I remember to think of you , World at all,
And yet when I said my prayers to-day.
A whisper inside me seemed to say,
“ You are more than the earth, though you are such a dot ;
You can love and think , and the earth cannot!”
Q.1. Find out the word from the lines given above which:
(a) Is the opposite of ‘inside’.
(b) has the same meaning as ‘shake’.
(2) What does the poet mean by ‘Ah , you are so great and I am so small?
Answer : 1. (a) outside (b) tremble
2. The poet mean that the earth is very great and he is very small.
Q.2.What does the poet mean by ‘Ah you are so great and I am so small ?
Ans. The poet mean that the earth is very great and he is very small.
Q. Some important meaning-
word syn/similar Ant/opposite
1. Wide large Narrow
Beautiful pretty ugly
Round – square
Curled surrounded –
Breast chest –
Drest clothed –
- Air wind –
Wonderful surprising –
Wind air –
Shaking vibration / Tremble –
Walks move –
Whirls to move –
Top – bottom
Q. On which objects does wind walk?
3. far – near
Nod to move one’s head up and down in agreement or understanding –
Cliff a high area of rock with a very steep side –
Isles used especially in poetry and names to mean island –
4. great big/large /huge tiny
Shake tremble –
Inside – outside
Seemed embrace /take –
Dot a very small thing –
Love affection / devotion hate
Think consider / understand forget