Lesson 2.2 Wandering Singers
Lesson 2.2 > Wandering Singers
Discuss in pairs, circle the names of musical instruments from the grid. One is done for you.
|lute||a kind of stringed musical instrument||ஒரு வகையான கம்பி இசைக்கருவி|
|roam||wander, travel||திரிதல், பயணம்|
|lays||songs, stories||பாடல்கள், கதைகள்|
|tarry||wait, delay||காத்திரு, தாமதம்|
|fate||destiny, luck||விதி, அதிர்ஷ்டம்|
B. Pick out the rhyming pairs from the poem and fill in the table.
|1st stanza||2nd stanza||3rd stanza|
|feet – street||shed – dead||sow – go|
|roam – home||kings – things||wait -fate|
C. Read these lines and answer the questions given below.
1. Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet
Whose ‘Wandering feet’ is referred to here?
“The wandering singers’ feet” is referred to here.
2. With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam,
All men are our kindred, the world is our home.
a. Who does ‘we’ refer to?
We refers to the wandering singers.
b. How are the men in the world related to the singers?
They tell that all the people are their relatives.
3. Our lays are of cities whose lustre is shed,
Here ‘Lays’ means __________________
- lying down
- to keep
Ans ; stories
4. The laughter and beauty of women long dead;
Explain the meaning of the above line.
Their stories tell about the joy of beautiful women.
D. Answer in a paragraph.
What does Sarojini Naidu say about the Wandering Singers? Write in your own words.
This poem is about the wandering singers’ life. The singers go where the voice of the wind calls them. They do not stay at any place. They tell that all the people are their relatives and the whole world is their home. They play their lute and tell stories. Their stories evince the dead cities, the joy of beautiful women and the braveness of old kings. These singers have lost their hopes and dreams. They follow the voice of the wind. They just depend upon their fate.
E. Think and answer.
1. Are the singers homeless travellers? Why do you think so?
No, the singers are not homeless travellers. They think that the world is their home.
2. Do the singers have hopes and dreams? If not, why?
No, the singers do not have hopes and dreams. Because they just depend upon their fate.
3. What are the themes of the singers’ songs?
The themes of their songs are the dead cities, the joy of beautiful women and the braveness of old kings.
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