The Sower Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Sower Questions & Answers.

In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Tempest, After Blenheim and An Angel in Disguise so, you can check these posts as well.

The Sower Questions & Answers

Question 1: What does the word ‘Marches’ suggest?

Answer: The poet describes the peasant as someone who is in command of the land and fields around him. The word ‘marches’ in the line – he along the plain indicates that he is in charge of the place and controls the activities that take place there. He knows what has to be done.

Question 2: The poet has observed the sower closely. Express in your words the reverence the poet has for the sower.

Answer: The poet observes that the old farmer is still at work at dusk. He does not end his work just because it is twilight or because others may have ended their working day. She feels wonder and respect at his dark shape, alone in the field, looming over his land. He dutifully plods up and down, sowing, as she is lost in thought. She is awed at his diligence, for he works alone in order that many may eat.

The Sower Questions & Answers

Question 3: The poet is prompted to call the sower an ‘august personality’ which means one who has reached the highest position in his workplace. Explain this using the following points:
(a) Hard work
(b) Perseverance
(c) Dedication

Answer: (a) Hard work

The farmer has to work hard every day from sun up to sun down, preparing the land, sowing, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, fending off pestilence, poachers, stray animals, constantly fearing bad weather, praying for rain and shine at the right stage for his fields of standing crops, and, if all goes well he may be able to harvest it.

(b) Perseverance

The farmer, in the course of things encounters many adversities. Too much rain or too little, wild winds or animals, sickness of the plants or his family are threats. Above all this, the never ending attention and work demanded by farming as an occupation, requires enormous determination. He perseveres nevertheless, tending to the land so that its bounty will feed not his family alone but his fellowmen too. The inner courage to face the difficulties and challenges and the determination to do hard labour show the farmer’s perseverance.

(c) Dedication

Only the farmer who is dedicated to work on his beloved land can face multiple challenges. He loves his land and considers the harvest his reward. For an onlooker, it might be frightening to think of so many things that could bring ruin. It is easier to leave this to ‘someone else’ and buy the supply of food one needs. But only the dedicated son of the earth will give his sweat and blood to nurture the earth, season after season, year after year.

Question 4: Give two examples of alliteration.

Sunlight, I see, dying fast.
Darkness deepens.

Question 5: Explain – Twilight hastens on to rule.

Answer: The daylight is fading and the poet is watching the scene, darkness is quickly blanketing the earth in its shadows.

Question 6: Write a few pairs of the rhyming words from the poem.


  • Still – thrill
  • Plain – grain
  • Deep – reap
  • Lands – stands
  • Eyes – skies

So, these were The Sower Questions & Answers.

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