Tamilnadu State Board New Syllabus Samacheer Kalvi 6th English Guide Pdf Term 2 Poem 2 From a Railway Carriage Text Book Back Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes.
Tamilnadu Samacheer Kalvi 6th English Solutions Term 2 Poem 2 From a Railway Carriage
6th English Guide From a Railway Carriage Text Book Back Questions and Answers
Warm Up (Text Book Page No. 128)
What do you think the poem is about?
The poem is about a train journey.
Have you been on a train?
Yes, I have been on a train.
Close your eyes and think about the moving scene outside a train window?
Trees, fields, cattle, houses, rivers, teleposts etc.
Take turns in class to describe one image that crossed your mind:
Image 1: A green field full of Paddy plants swaying in the wind.
Image 2: The flight of birds in ‘V’ shape was full of thrill.
Image 3: A wide river flooding with, branches of trees and making a small waterfall when hiting a huge rock
Read And Understand
A. Read the lines and answer the questions given below.
1. Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges.and houses, hedges and ditches;
a) What is faster than fairies and witches?
Train is faster than fairies and witches.
b) Why does the poet mention ‘bridges and houses, hedges and ditches? Where are they?
The poet mentions bridges and houses, hedges and ditches because the train crosses all the above things.
2. Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
a) Where do you think the child is?
The child is outside the train,
b) What does ‘gathering brambles’ mean?
It means collecting blackberry.
3. And ever again, in the wink of an eye
Painted stations whistle by.
a) ‘In the wink of an eye’ means quickly. Explain ‘painted stations whistle by’?
The train runs fast the stations painted in a particular colour. It crosses the station whistling by.
4. Each a glimpse and gone forever;
a) What is ‘each’ over here? Why is it gone for ever?
‘Each’ refers to every sight seen by the passengers. The train ran fast every sight. So it is gone
B. Answer the following questions.
1. What does ‘charges along like troops in a battle’ mean?
From a Railway Carriage Summary in TamilIt means that the train seems to be charging along like the troops marching in a battle.
2. What word could best replace ‘charges’ in the poem – marches, rushes or pushes?
From a Railway Carriage Summary in Tamil’rushes’.
3. Why does the child clamber and scramble?
From a Railway Carriage Summary in TamilThe child clambers and scrambles to collect black berries.
C. Think and Write. (Text Book Page No. 130)
1. Write a paragraph about 50 words describing the scenes that the poet passed by.
The poet shares his experience of a Railway Journey with us. He says that the train runs faster than the fairies and witches. The bridges, houses, rows of thorny plants, and ditches pass by in a moment. It rushes through common grasslands where horses and cattle are grazing. Painted stations, a child gathering blackberries a homeless person who stares at the train, garlands of daisies, a loaded cart, a river, and a mill all pass by in a very short moment.
2. There is a connection between the rhyming words and rhythms of the train. Present your views about it.
There is definitely a connection between the rhyming words and rhythms of the train. We hear rising and falling the sounds of rhythms while the train is running.
Eg: Faster than fairies, faster than witches Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches.
We hear rhythms in the above two lines while reading them.
D. Fill in the blanks to complete the summary.
Ever since their introduction, the sentences and their unique rhythms have attracted poets. In this poem, the poet shares his experience of the train track with us. He presents natural scenes seen from the window of a railway carriage. The sound is regular and steady but the scenes from the window of the train are constantly changing. The poem’s rhythm and phrases bring the joy of a railway journey. The poet looks out of the window at the passing images outside. Every line we see here is a quick account of something seen for a moment. The line that best sums up is the final one: “Each a glimpse and gone forever!”.
E. Find me in the poem.
- I can help you to cross the river – bridge
- I can border your garden – hedges
- I can alert you – whistle
- I can carry you – cart
- You can ride on me – horse
- You can climb on me – scramble
- You can lay down on me – meadow
- You can play with me – child
F. Work in pairs:
A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Similes explicitly use connecting words such as ‘like’ and ‘as’.
eg.‘as cool as’, ‘like a child’
1. Discuss with your partner and pick out the similes used in the poem. Which one do you like the most? Why?
The similes are,
- like troops in a battle.
- as thick as driving rain.
2. Discuss with your partner and pick out the rhyming words from the poem.
- Rhyming words:
- witches – ditches
- scrambles – brambles
- battle – cattle
- gazes – daisies
- plain – rain
- road – load
- eye – by
- river – forever
Creative Writing (Text Book page No. 131)
G. Pick out the nouns from the poem. Write as many cinquain poems as you can.
|poor, roaming, carching, lugging, gagging, wanderer||small, fast, lumping, running, loading, milkman and load vehicle|
|cart, small, fast, lumping, running, loading, milkman and load vehicle|
6th English Guide From a Railway Carriage Additional Appreciation Questions
1. Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
a) Who is moving faster than fairies and witches?
The train is moving faster than fairies and witches.
b) What is the rhyming scheme used here?
The rhyming scheme is ‘aabb’
2. And charging along like troops in a battle.
a) What is charging along?
The train is charging along.
b) What is the train compared with?
The train is compared with troops in a battle.
3. All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain
a) What are the sights mentioned here?
The sights of the hill and the plain are mentioned here.
b) What does “driving rain” mean?
‘Driving rain’ means chasing, rain. People run fast when the rain chases them.
4. Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles:
a) What does the child do?
The child clambers and scrambles to gather blackberries.
b) Is the child alone?
Yes, the child is alone.
5. Here is a tramp who stands and gazes:
a) Who is a tramp?
A tramp is a person who travels from place to place on foot.
b) What does he look at?
He looks at the running train.
6. Here is a cart run away in the road,
Lumping along with man and load.
a) What is the sight described here?
The sight described here is a cart.
b) What does ‘Lumping’ mean?
Lumping means carrying with difficulty.
From a Railway Carriage Summary in English
The poem is about the author of his childhood on a railway journey. This poem is seen through the eyes of a young child. The poet compares the speed of the train with the way the fairies fly and the movement of the witches. The movement of the train seems as if the soldiers are marching on the battlefield. The train everything behind itself and moves on its track. He concludes that the scenes which he had seen from the window of the train would never come back to him.
From a Railway Carriage Summary in Tamil
இந்த கவிதை கவிஞரின் இளமைப்பருவ ரயில் பயணத்தைப் பற்றியது. ஒரு சிறிய குழந்தையின் கண்களால் காணப்பட்டது இந்தக் கவிதை. கவிஞர் இரயிலின் வேகத்தை தேவதைகள் பறக்கும் விதம் மற்றும் மந்திரவாதிகளின் இயக்கத்துடன் ஒப்பிடுகிறார். இரயிலின் இயக்கம் போர்க்களத்தில் வீரர்கள் போரிடுவதைப் போல் தெரிகிறது. இரயில் தனக்கு பின்னால் உள்ள எல்லாவற்றையும் அதன் பாதையை நகர்த்தும். அவர் ரயிலின் ஜன்னலில் இருந்து பார்த்தக் காட்சிகள் தன்னிடம் வராது என்று அவர் முடிவு செய்கிறார்.
From a Railway Carriage About the Author in English
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson ( 13 Nov 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician, and travel writer. His famous works are ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Kidnapped’, ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde’ and ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’.
From a Railway Carriage About the Author in Tamil
ராபர்ட் லூயிஸ் பால்பர் ஸ்டீவன்சன் (13 நவம்பர் 1850 – 3 டிசம்பர் 1894) இவர் ஒரு ஸ்காட்டிஷ் நாவலாசிரியர், கவிஞர், கட்டுரையாளர், இசைக்கலைஞர் மற்றும் பயண எழுத்தாளர் ஆவார். அவரது புகழ்பெற்ற படைப்புகள் ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Kidnapped’, ‘Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll மற்றும் Mr. Hyde’ மற்றும் ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’ ஆகும்.