Composed upon Westminster Bridge
Unit 12 Nature and Development Class 10 English , Chapter 2: Composed upon Westminster Bridge (Poem) Exercise, Question Answer, Complete note.
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
A. Consult a dictionary and write the meanings of the following words.
a. doth - does (archaic or poetic form of "does")
b. majesty - dignity, grandeur, impressive authority, exceptional beauty, power, or greatness
c. domes - rounded or hemispherical roof structures
d. glittering - shining or sparkling with bright, flickering lights
e. splendor - great beauty, magnificence, brilliance; distinguished or illustrious quality
f. glideth - glides (archaic or poetic form of "glides")
g. mighty - possessing great power, strength, or force; formidable, influential, or impressive in capabilities
B. Complete the summary of the poem choosing the correct words/phrases.
[magnificence, Westminster Bridge, straightforward, the bustling city, the countryside, the morning's beauty, happily asleep, the most beautiful scene]
A speaker shares his impressions of the view from Westminster Bridge in the poem 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802' by William Wordsworth. The speaker finds the city of London with the most beautiful scene in the Earth. According to him, anyone who does not stop at the Westminster Bridge to see the scene that morning should be dull. The city wins the heart of the speaker as it is wearing magnificence .
It is early morning when the speaker describes the majesty of the city. The various landmarks visible from the bridge stand before him in all their morning's beauty in the morning light. The speaker finds him lucky as there is no "London fog" to hide the view.
According to the speaker, the sun is shining on the buildings as it shines on the countryside . He is also surprised to feel more peace in the bustling city of London than anywhere else. The River Thames moves slowly beneath him. He also thinks that the city is happily asleep before another busy day.
C. Answer these questions.
a. When was the poem composed?
Ans: The poem was composed on September 3, 1802.
b. According to the speaker, who is dull of soul?
Ans: According to the speaker, anyone who does not stop at Westminster Bridge to see the scene that morning should be dull of soul.
c. How does the poet describe the beauty of morning?
Ans: The poet describes the beauty of morning as a serene and magnificent sight.
d. What does the word "garment" refer to? Who is wearing it?
Ans: The word "garment" refers to the beauty of London. The city is wearing this garment.
e. How does the poet feel when he sees such a beautiful sight?
Ans: The poet feels a deep sense of calmness.
f. Why does the poet use the words like; valley, rock and hill?
Ans: The poet uses the words "valley, rock, and hill" to emphasize the beauty and splendor of the natural landscape surrounding the city of London.
By mentioning these natural features, the poet contrasts the man-made structures of the city with the timeless and enduring beauty of nature. The use of these words evokes a sense of grandeur and awe, as they represent elements of the natural world that have stood the test of time.
g. What impression of London does the speaker create? How does he do that?
Ans: The speaker creates an impression of London as a beautiful and awe-inspiring city. He describes its beauty, stillness, and peacefulness in the early morning, highlighting its grand landmarks. His vivid and descriptive language contributes to the creation of this positive impression.
h. What is the main theme of the poem?
Ans: The main themes of the poem are natural beauty, and contrast between nature and urban life.
A. Choose the correct answers and complete the text.
My uncle's family usually comes to stay with us for Dashain, but this Dashain we are going to visit them instead. They live in a village in Kalikot. I can hardly wait. I will have had a fantastic time there. School holidays are going to start on Friday, and we are going to leave the following morning. At this time next week, I will have trekked to Rara Lake with my cousin, Sunil. He's an experienced trekker, and I am going to practise rock climbing with him every day. On the last day of our visit, Sunil's dad is going to take us to visit Manma, the district headquarters. I hope by then I will have explored a lot about the life of people in Karnali. I will have got a lot of experience of trekking by the time we get back to Kathmandu after Dashain.
B. Complete each sentence using the correct form of the verb in brackets. Use the future simple, be going to, future continuous, future perfect tenses or future perfect continuous tenses.
a. Tennis practice starts at 10, and we plan to play for two hours. (finish)
By 12 o'clock, we will have finished .
b. The phone is ringing! (answer)
I am going to answer the phone.
c. Do you want to come to the disco with us? (come)
Are you coming ?
e. Let's hurry up. The children are alone at home. (stay)
By the time we reach home, the children will have been staying alone at home for two hours.
f. Their plane lands at 7.30. Let's get there earlier. (wait)
At 7 o'clock, we will be waiting .
B. Imagine you are the secretary of the Child Club of your school. Write notice on behalf of your Child Club about a programme that you are going to organise soon.
Khairahani Secondary School
Dec. 9, 2023
This is to inform all the students that the child club of our school is organizing an exciting Story Writing Competition on December 15. This competition purposes to encourage the talents of our students. We invite you to write with your imagination.
All are requested to take part and release their creative skill through the power of words. For any further information or clarifications, feel free to contact the secretary of the child club.
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