NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem A House, A Home is given here. These Solutions covers answers for all the questions given in the chapter. These solutions will help students to prepare well and face the English exam with full confidence. You can also download the PDF of these solutions for free.
Class 6 English Poem A House, A Home Questions and Answers
Working with Poem
Question 1: The poet says, “Beauty is heard in …”
Can you hear beauty? Add a sound that you think is beautiful to the sounds the poet thinks are beautiful.
The poet, Keats, said:
Heard melodies are sweet,
But those unheard are sweeter.
What do you think this means? Have you ever ‘heard’ a song in your head, long after the song was sung or played?
Answer: The chirping of birds is also beautiful.
The poet says that when we hear melodies, we find it sweet but after hearing those melodies when we imagine about melodies i.e., unheard melodies we found it sweeter than the original melody itself.
Yes, sometimes I heard long after the song was sung or played.
Question 2: Read the first and second stanzas of the poem again. Note the following phrases.
corn growing, people working or dancing, wind sighing, rain falling, a singer chanting
These could be written as
- corn that is growing
- people who are working or dancing
Can you rewrite the other phrases like this? Why do you think the poet uses the shorter phrases?
Answer: Here are some more examples of such short phrases: stream flowing, wind blowing, children laughing, mob shouting, etc.
I think the poet uses the shorter phrases to give a musical rhythm to the poetic lines.
Question 3: Find pictures of beautiful things you have seen or heard of.
Аnswer: Each one of us has a different concept of beauty in physical form or in thoughts and ideas. Your experience may be different from your friend’s. So, try to recall yourself beautiful scenes and sounds.
Question 4: Write a paragraph about beauty. Use your own ideas along with the ideas in the poem. (You may discuss your ideas with your partner.)
Answer: “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.”
The statement is true to its core. Beauty is how you perceive it. Everything is nature is beautiful. Every insect, tree, plant, human, mountain, river, rain, soil – all of them are beautiful in their own ways. It depends on the person who sees it, whether he/she considers it to have beauty or not.