Hi Everyone!! This article will share A Night In June Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by William Wordsworth. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Scrooge’s Christmas, When I was twelve and Travelling With Grandfather Zoo so, you can check these posts as well.
A Night In June Questions & Answers
- Piping – singing in a high voice
- Bushes – small plants with many branches
- Cuckoo – a type of bird
- Thrushes – a small brown bird
- Gushes – pours, streams
- Masquerading – party or dance in which people wear masks
- Bliss – complete happiness
- Sovereign – superior, like that of a ruler
Question 1: How do we know that it is not late night?
Answer: We know that it is not late night because in June, the sun takes long time to set and that time, all the stars are not out yet and the birds can still be heard in the trees.
Question 2: How are the stars appearing in the sky?
Answer: The stars are appearing in the sky by ‘twos and threes’. It indicates that a few stars are twinkling in the sky.
Question 3: Have the birds stopped their singing?
Answer: No, the birds have not stopped their singing. They are still twittering on a melodious note.
Question 4: Where are the little birds?
Answer: The little birds are among the bushes and trees.
Question 5: What sounds can be heard?
Answer: The chirping of the little birds, the singing of one or two thrushes, the rushing sound of the distant wind, the rolling sound of the running water and the shrieking sound of the cuckoo can be heard.
Question 6: Why do you think the stars appear in the way described in the poem?
Answer: The stars are appearing in the way described in the poem because after the setting of the sun, there is still some diffused light I the sky. With the advancement of the night, the sky will become gloomier and more stars can be visible.
Question 7: What is poet’s purpose behind using sound imagery in the poem?
Answer: The effects of the night in June are not just visual. They have a complete sensory quality. Therefore, the poet uses sound imagery in the poem. The sound of birdsong and of wind and water have as much of a contribution on the tranquility of the setting as the sights.
Question 8: Which two human activities does the poem refer to in the poem?
Answer: The poet refers to parading and masquerading in London.
A Night In June Questions & Answers
Question 9: Why do you think the cuckoo’s call is called ‘sovereign’?
Answer: The cuckoo’s call is called ‘sovereign’ because a cuckoo’s song has clear, bold and ringing quality, which, on a quiet summer evening in the countryside is enough to fill the sky and so seems superior to the other sounds.
Question 10: Read and answer the questions:
The little birds are piping yet.
(a) What does this sentence mean?
Answer: It means that the birds are still piping even though it is late.
(b) What time of day is it?
Answer: It is night.
(c) Where are the birds piping?
Answer: The birds are piping among the bushes and trees.
Question 11: Read and answer the questions:
“Fill all the hollow of the sky”.
(a) What fills the hollow of the sky?
Answer: The cuckoo’s sovereign cry fills the hollow of the sky.
(b) Why is the sky called hollow?
Answer: The sky is called hollow because it is large and has many spheres which is empty.
(c) Why does it fill the sky?
Answer: It fills the sky because everything is so quiet that even a slight sound travels far and wide and seems to resonate through the space.
Question 12: Read and answer the questions:
“And all these innocent blisses?
On such a night as this is!”
(a) What are the ‘blisses’ being referred to?
Answer: The innocent blisses are the simple joys of nature that the poet notices, such as the starlight, the bird song and the music of blowing winds and flowing streams.
(b) Why are they ‘innocent’?
Answer: They are innocent because they are devoid of pretence. They are not tainted by human corruption.
(c) Just before these lines, what two things does the poet refer to which may not be ‘innocent’?
Answer: Parading and masquerading that is, strutting about showing oneself off and going to parties, are not innocent blisses.
So, these were A Night In June Questions & Answers.