- 1 What is the poem The Brook about?
- 2 What does the brook represent?
- 3 What is the meaning of men may come and men may go?
- 4 Where does the brook in the poem originate from?
- 5 Who is I referred to in the poem Brook?
- 6 What lesson does the brook teach us?
- 7 What makes the brook sparkle?
- 8 Why does the brook feel annoyed?
- 9 Which line in the poem compare the brook to a human being?
- 10 What is the destination of the brook?
- 11 Why does the poet use the word bicker in the poem?
- 12 Can the journey of the brook be compared to human life how?
- 13 What is the mood of the poem The Brook?
- 14 Why does the poet use the word steal and slide?
What is the poem The Brook about?
British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson penned “The Brook” in 1886, just six years before his death. The poem is a ballad in which the speaker—the brook, or stream, itself—undertakes a long and winding journey across the countryside to join up with a large river.
What does the brook represent?
1. The brook is a symbol of life. The brook’s journey from its origin to its destination the brimming river represents a man’s journey of life from birth to death. Whatever happens to it on the way is similar to what man encounters through his life.
What is the meaning of men may come and men may go?
THE PHRASE ” FOR MEN MAY COME AND MEN MAY GO BUT I GO ON FOREVER ” MEANS THAT MEN TAKES BIRTH AND DIE THEY COME IN THIS WORLD AND THEY GO AT AN INTERVAL OF YEARS. BUT THE BROOK GOES ON FOREVER, IT NEVER STOPS UNTIL IT JOINS THE BRIMMING RIVER.
Where does the brook in the poem originate from?
The brook in the poem originates from the highlands because it passes through the high mountains, tough terrains, deep valleys and finally overcoming all the hurdles of the way, reaches its destination, the overflowing river. Compare the following parts of the brook’s journey with human life.
Who is I referred to in the poem Brook?
Q1. Who is “I” referred to as in the poem? Ans. “I” in the poem is referred to “The Brook”. Although the writer of the poem is Alfred Tennyson but he has made the brook as the speaker of the poem.
What lesson does the brook teach us?
1 Answer. The brook teaches us that life is full of hurdles but we should not slow down. We must continue ahead keeping our goals in mind. If we do so, we are sure to achieve happiness and fulfilment.
What makes the brook sparkle?
(a) The brook sparkles when the sunlight and the rays fall on its watery surface. The watery surface acts as a medium and reflects the sun rays producing a sparkling effect.
Why does the brook feel annoyed?
Answer. Answer: the Brook feels annoyed while passing through obstructs or barriers in the way.
Which line in the poem compare the brook to a human being?
Which lines in the poem compare the brook to a human being? “For men may come and men may go, But I go on forever”. These lines bring an effective contrast between the transient nature of human and eternal flow of nature, represented by the brook.
What is the destination of the brook?
Answer. the destination of the Brook is to join the brimming river.
Why does the poet use the word bicker in the poem?
The poet uses the word ‘bicker‘ to describe the noisy flow of the brook as it flows through the valley as it sounds like quarrel.
Can the journey of the brook be compared to human life how?
The brook is immortal whereas the human life is transient. The brook overcomes all hurdles on the way to its destination whereas the humans are subjected to emotional breakdowns and despair.
What is the mood of the poem The Brook?
As the brook flows towards the river, it is very happy. It passes through many hurdles and crosses many fields to reach its destination. It is delighted to see the different sights and scenes. It is also confident that it will definitely reach its destination as it is immortal.
Why does the poet use the word steal and slide?
Tennyson, poet want to convey by using words “steal” and “slide” that would still have the Slide here that is referred with the movement of the river across the hilly areas and rocky areas. Steal referred here are the river when flowing through the places takes or stealing the flowers or foams.