UP Board Class 10 English Poetry Chapter 1 Solution The Fountain

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UP Board Solutions for Class 10 English Poetry Chapter 1 The Fountain (James Russell Lowell)

CENTRAL IDEA OF THE POEM

[2009, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

The fountain is a source of inspiration for the poet. It looks charming day and night. It remains glad in all weathers. Its movements are natural and it cannot be trained. It is untiring, ever-happy, ceaselessly aspiring, ever fresh, and glorious. The poet also wishes to remain fresh, constant, and upward like the fountain.

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ADVICE OF THE POET

We learn from the fountain to keep ourselves always fresh and changing but steady. We should always look towards higher things. We should work hard from morning till night and should never feel tired.

(हम फव्वारे से सीखते हैं कि हम स्वयं को सदा तरोताजा और परिवर्तनशील (UP Board Solutions) रखें, किन्तु दृढ़ रहें। हम सदा उच्च बातों की ओर देखें। हमें प्रात:काल से सायंकाल तक परिश्रम करना चाहिए और थका हुआ अनुभव नहीं करना चाहिए।)

APPRECIATION OF THE POEM

Question 1.
Who is addressing and to whom in this poem?
Answer:
In this poem, the poet is addressing the fountain.

Question 2.
What qualities of the fountain does the poet wish to have?
Answer:
The poet wishes to have the qualities of freshness, changefulness, and constancy.

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Comprehension Questions 

Read the following stanzas and answer the questions put thereupon :

Question.
1. How does the fountain appear in the sunshine?
                   Or
When is the fountain full of light?
2. What does the poet describe in the above lines?
                   Or
What does the fountain do from morning till night?
Answer:
1. The fountain looks full of light in the sunshine.
2. In the above lines the poet describes that a fountain is leaping and flashing from morning till night. 

(2) Into the moonlight, …………….. When the winds blow! [2010, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18]

Question.
1. How does the fountain look like in the moonlight?
2. What kind of movement does the word ‘waving’ suggest? What is meant by the word ‘so used in the third line?
3. What color is the fountain in the moonlight? What is the significance of the Word into in the first line?”
4. What is the effect of the moonlight on the fountain?
5. what happens when the winds blow?
                      Or
How does the fountain look when the winds blow?
                     Or
What is the effect of the winds on the fountain?

Answer:
1. In the moonlight the fountain looks whiter than snow.
2. Waving suggests the (UPBoardSolutions) movement to and fro. So’ means like’.
3. In the moonlight the color of the fountain is white. The word ‘into’ in the first line denotes to move eternally in every condition.
4. Moonlight makes the fountain whiter than snow.
5. When the winds blow, the fountain waves like a flower.

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(3) Into the starlight,…………………Happy by day! [2009]

Question.
1. How do you know that the fountain is always happy?
2. Which quality of the fountain affects the poet?
3. What do you understand by the word ‘spray used in the poem?

Answer:
1. The fountain is joyfully busy moving up and up all the whole day and night. It indicates that it is always happy.
2. The poet affects much with the pleasure of the fountain as it is always happy in all conditions. It sprays at midnight or by day in all directions.

3. ‘Spray suggests that the fountain spreads its happiness in all directions.

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(4) Ever in motion, ……Never aweary; [2014, 16, 18]

Question.
1. From which poem has the above stanza been taken? Who is the author of the
2. How does the fountain remain in motion?
3. In which direction does the fountain climb?
4. What lesson can we learn from the constantly ‘heavenward’ moving | fountain?
5. Why has the fountain been called ever in motion’?
6. Describe the qualities of the fountain as mentioned in the above-noted stanza.
7. Point out the rhyming words in the above stanza.

Answer:
1. The above stanza has been (UPBoardSolutions.com) taken from the poem “The Fountain’. The author
of the poem is James Russell Lowell.
2. The fountain remains blithesome and cheery in motion.
3. The fountain climbs heavenward.
4. We can learn from the fountain that we should also work hard constantly to achieve higher goals in life.
5. The fountain has been called ‘ever in motion’ because it never stops and always moves upward.
6. The qualities of the fountain as mentioned in the above stanza are :
(a) always active,
(b) happy and cheerful,
(c) going upward,
(d) never tired.
7. The rhyming words are: cheery and aweary.

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(5) Glad of all weathers, ……………. Motion the rest; [2009, 12, 16]

Question.
1. What is the condition (state) of the fountain in all weathers?
                    Or
How does the fountain look in all weather?
2. How does the fountain move?
3. What does the poet mean by the line motion the rest’?
4. What lesson does the poet want to give us in the above stanza?

Answer:
1. The fountain looks glad in all weathers.
2. The fountain moves upward (UPBoardSolutions.com) and downward (for rest).
3. The fountain never takes rest. It always moves upward and downward. It always remains in motion. Motion is its rest.
4. The poet teaches us always to be active to achieve higher goals in life.

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(6) Full of nature……………………….. Ever the same; [2009]

Question.
1. What do the first two lines of the given stanza mean?
                        Or
Why can nothing ‘tame’ (control) the fountain?
2. What is the nature of the fountain?
3. What do the words ‘Changed every moment, ever the same’ indicate about the Fountain?
(Changed every moment, every the same)
4. How is the fountain ever the same?

Answer:
1. The fountain has a natural instinct (UPBoardSolutions.com) and the power to go up and up and nothing can stop it from doing so.
2. The nature of the fountain is uncontrollable.
3. These words indicate that the fountain always remains the same in every moment. It never changes.

4. The fountain keeps on changing every moment but looks ever the same.

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(7) Ceuseless aspiring, ……. The element; [2009, 11, 13, 16]

Question.
What qualities of the fountain have been described?
2. What are the elements of the fountain?
3. What is the nature of the fountain? What do the words ‘darkness and ‘sunshine’ indicate?
4. What lesson does the poet want to give us in the above stanza?
5. Point out the rhyming words in the above stanza.

Answer:
1. The quality of the fountain is (UPBoardSolutions.com) that it is always eager to go up but is always
satisfied.
2. Darkness and sunshine are the elements of the fountain.
3. The nature of the fountain is always to go up without stopping. ‘Darkness’ indicates night’ and ‘sunshine’ indicates “day’.
4. In the above stanza, the poet wants us to keep ourselves always fresh and changing but steady. We should always look towards higher things. We should work hard from morning till night and should never feel tired.
5. The rhyming words are content and element.

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(8) Glorious fountain! ……Upward like thee! [2009, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17]

Question.
From which poem has the above stanza been taken? Who is the author of the poem?
2. Why has the fountain been addressed as glorious?
3. What qualities of the fountain does the poet wish to have?
                             Or
What kind of heart does the poet wish to have?
4. The poet has called the fountain changeful’ and ‘constant. Why has he used these contradictory words for the fountain?
5. What qualities of the fountain have been mentioned by the poet in these lines?
6. Point out the rhyming words above. stanza. ?

Answer:
1. The above stanza has been taken (UPBoardSolutions.com) from the poem ‘The Fountain’. The author of the poem is James Russell Lowell.
2. The fountain looks very beautiful when it goes up. So the poet addresses it as glorious.
3. The poet wishes to be fresh, changeful, constant, and upward like the fountain.
4. Like the changeful fountain, we have ups and downs in our life, but we should move forward with firmness like the constant fountain.
5. The poet has described in these lines that the fountain is fresh, changeful, and constant.
6. The words be’ and ‘thee’ rhyme.

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