Hi Everyone!! This article will share I Remember I Remember Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by Thomas Hood. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear, Lines To An Indian Air and Scout Shows The Way so, you can check these posts as well.
I Remember I Remember Questions & Answers
Question 1: Write True or False:
(a) The sun came to the window before the child went to bed – False
(b) The child often wished that the sun would be a little late – False
(c) The garden around the house had many flowers – True
(d) The laburnum tree was planted to mark the child’s brother’s birthday – True
(e) The child and the poet are two different people – False
Question 2: Read the line and answer the questions:
Nor brought too long a day.
(a) What did not bring too long a day?
Answer: The poet in this line is talking about the sun, which was never early nor too late.
(b) Why was the day never too long for the poet?
Answer: The poet as a child was always occupied with several activities around him. He derived his happiness from various elements of nature and hence the day was never too long for him.
(c) Do you think this line indicates that the poet possibly finds his days long now? Why?
Answer: Yes, the line does indicate that poet finds his days too long, as there is not much joy now compared to his childhood days and not having much activities to occupy himself and the days seem too long.
Question 3: Read the line and answer the questions:
It was a childish ignorance.
(a) What does ‘it’ refer to?
Answer: ‘It’ refers to the thoughts of the poet as a child.
(b) Why does the poet refer to it as ‘childish’?
Answer: The poet had immature thoughts as a child that the fir trees were quite high as close to the sky. Now as a grown-up person, he is referring those thoughts as ‘childish’.
(c) Is the poet still as ignorant as he was a child?
Answer: No, the poet is not as ignorant as he was a child.
Question 4: Read the line and answer the questions:
To know that I’m farther off from heaven.
(a) Why did the poet feel closer to heaven earlier?
Answer: Earlier, the poet as a child was innocent and found happiness in various elements of nature. He enjoyed whatever the nature offered and hence felt close to heaven in his childhood days.
(b) Why does the poet feel farther off from heaven now?
Answer: The word ‘heaven’ in the poem symbolizes nature. During his childhood days, poet was close to nature and found happiness in even in the smallest of things. Now, as he has grown-up, he is unable to connect with things around him. He does not find same peace and happiness in nature; hence he feels that he is farther off from heaven now.
(c) How does the knowledge of being farther away affect the poet?
Answer: The poet feels sad.
Question 5: What does the poet remember of the house where he was born?
Answer: The poet remembers the window of his house, where the sun came on time and woke him up. He describes the vivid variant flowers and the presence of laburnum tree which his brother planted on one of his birthdays. He remembers the joys of his childhood which he used to enjoy in every smallest thing.
I Remember I Remember Questions & Answers
Question 6: Why does the poet say that the ‘sun came peeping in’?
Answer: ‘Sun came peeping in’ refers to the rays of the sun that entered through the window of poet’s house while he was sleeping and woke him up.
Question 7: Why does the poet wish the night had borne his breath away?
Answer: The poet here is comparing his childhood and current adulthood days. During his earlier days, he enjoyed the rising sun, getting up and enjoying the day. However, nowadays things are different and he is stressful, unhappy and no longer find solace, hence he wishes the night should never come to an end and he never wakes up to face the current stressful days.
Question 8: What surrounded the poet’s house?
Answer: The poet’s house was surrounded by extremely beautiful, colourful flowers, with birds like robin adding a delight to the surroundings. His brother even planted a laburnum tree there.
Question 9: How did the poet’s spirits fly when he was young?
Answer: The poet enjoyed every aspect of nature during his childhood days. He found happiness and solace in smallest of things around him.
Question 10: What was the poet’s opinion about the trees?
Answer: As a child, the poet felt that fir trees were dark and high. He believed that the trees were so high that its top was close to the sky. When he grew up, he found his childhood thoughts to be immature, in fact it was his innocence which he misses now when he is all grown-up.
Question 11: Which lines in the poem prove that the poet was happier as a young boy?
Answer: Following lines reveal that poet was happier as a young boy:
But now ‘tis little joy
To know that I’m farther off from heaven
Than when I was a boy.
So, these were I Remember I Remember Questions & Answers.