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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 2 - A Poison Tree [Latest edition]

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Chapter 2: A Poison Tree

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Warm Up [Page 38]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 2 A Poison Tree Warm Up [Page 38]

Choose the option that suits your own behavior in the given situations. Compare your answers with your partner's answers.

Warm Up | Q A. 1. | Page 38

You overhear a friend talking badly about you. How angry does that make you feel?

  • I don’t feel angry at all

  • I feel moderately angry

  • I feel slightly annoyed

  • I feel very angry

  • I feel a little angry

  • I feel furious

Warm Up | Q A. 2. | Page 38

Your friend persuades you to take help to prepare for the Maths board examination, from a close friend. That person does not turn up at all, as agreed. How angry does that make you feel?

  • I don’t feel angry at all

  • I feel moderately angry

  • I feel slightly annoyed

  • I feel very angry

  • I feel a little angry

  • I feel furious

Warm Up | Q A. 3. | Page 38

You have agreed to pick up some friends at the train station. They are coming to stay with you for a few days. You’ve arranged with your elder brother/ sister to drive the car for the day. You are about to leave the house when you realize the car is outside but your brother/ sister has gone to work, taking the keys!. How angry does that make you feel?

  • I don’t feel angry at all

  • I feel moderately angry

  • I feel slightly annoyed

  • I feel very angry

  • I feel a little angry

  • I feel furious

Warm Up | Q A. 4. | Page 38

During a get-together, your friend makes fun of your singing in front of your friends. You thought your singing was fine, but your friend thinks you really need to practice much more. How angry does that make you feel?

  • I don’t feel angry at all

  • I feel moderately angry

  • I feel slightly annoyed

  • I feel very angry

  • I feel a little angry

  • I feel furious

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Warm Up [Page 38]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 2 A Poison Tree Warm Up [Page 38]

Answer the following questions. Share your views with the class

Warm Up | Q B. | Page 38

Do you argue often with your classmates? 

Warm Up | Q B. | Page 38

Do you forgive them or choose to remain enemies forever?

Warm Up | Q B. | Page 38

How long does your anger last?

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Exercise [Pages 40 - 42]

Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board Chapter 2 A Poison Tree Exercise [Pages 40 - 42]

Answer the following questions in a sentence or two

Exercise | Q A. 1. a) | Page 40

I was angry with my friend
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.

Whom does ‘I’ refer to?

Exercise | Q A. 1. b) | Page 40

I was angry with my friend
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.

How did the anger of the poet come to an end?

Exercise | Q A. 2. a) | Page 40

And I watered it in fears
Night and morning with my tears;

What does ‘it’ refer to?

Exercise | Q A. 2. b) | Page 40

And I watered it in fears
Night and morning with my tears;

How is ‘it’ watered?

Exercise | Q A. 3. a) | Page 40

In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree

How did the poet feel in the morning?

Exercise | Q A. 3. b) | Page 40

In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree

Who is the ‘foe’ referred to here?

Exercise | Q A. 3. c) | Page 40

In the morning glad I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

Why was the ‘foe’ found lying outstretched beneath the tree?

Exercise | Q A. 4. a) | Page 40

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.

What does ‘it’ refer to?

Exercise | Q A. 4. b) | Page 40

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.

What does ‘apple’ signify?

Exercise | Q A. 4. c) | Page 40

And it grew both day and night,
Till it bore an apple bright.

What grew both day and night?

Exercise | Q B. | Page 40

Complete the summary by filling in the given spaces with suitable words.

Once the poet was angry with his friend. He expressed his (i) ____________ and it ended. They became friends. But when he grew angry with his foe, he (ii) ___________ it and allowed his anger to grow. Day and night he watered it with his tears and allowed it to grow. He (iii) _________ his foe with false smiles and cunning tricks. The tree kept growing and yielded a bright apple which (iv) __________ his foe to eat it stealthily during the night. The next morning the poet was happy to see his foe lying (v) _________ under the tree.

Answer the following questions in about 80-100 words.

Exercise | Q C. 1. | Page 41

How did the poet’s anger with his friend end?

Exercise | Q C. 2. | Page 41

Describe how his anger kept growing.

Exercise | Q C. 3. | Page 41

Describe the effect of the poisonous fruit on the ‘enemy’.

Exercise | Q D. | Page 41

Figures of Speech

There is alliteration in the line: And I sunned it with smiles. The sound /s/ is repeated in the words ‘sunned’ and ‘smiles’. Pick out at least two instances of alliteration from the poem.
Exercise | Q E. 1. i. | Page 41

Read the following lines from the poem and answer the question that follow.

I was angry with my friend.
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe.
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

Pick out the rhyming words.

Exercise | Q E. 1. ii. | Page 41

Read the following lines from the poem and answer the question that follow.

I was angry with my friend.
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my friend.
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe.
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

What is the rhyme scheme of the stanza?

Exercise | Q E. 1. iii. | Page 41

Read the following lines from the poem and answer the question that follow.

I was angry with my friend.
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe.
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

Identify the figure of speech in the title of the poem.

Exercise | Q E. 2. | Page 41

Read the following lines from the poem and answer the question that follow.

And I watered it in fears
Night and morning with my tears;

What figure of speech is used in ‘watered it in fears’?

Listening

Exercise | Q F. | Page 41

Listen to the passage on 'anger management' and match the sentence parts by drawing a line. The recording can be played more than once if needed.

1. Meditation is definitely a great technique ______. a) who will take care of the reason why you got angry?
2. There is a person living inside you ______. b) to know how to handle it is a virtue.
3. Getting angry is natural but ______. c) to calm your inner self.
4. Anger is something that releases the tension ______. d) speak to your self and calm yourself.
5. Close your eyes and ______. e) who always tells you how to act.

Answer the following in about 80- 100 words. Take ideas from the poem and also use your own ideas

Exercise | Q G. 1. | Page 41

Recall a recent situation when you became angry. What were the consequences of your anger? After listening to the guidelines on anger management, find out how well you could have handled the situation. Write your findings.

Exercise | Q G.2. | Page 41

What might have caused the conflict which led to the poet becoming angry with his enemy? Think of one such situation that you have experienced. Describe how you felt and how the enmity grew and things became worse.

Discuss and Write

Exercise | Q H. 1. | Page 42

Identify five to six qualities which make an ordinary person, loved and respected by all. Work in groups of five or six. Each group has to take up one quality and discuss the methods for imbibing that quality and identify the challenges that need to be faced.

Exercise | Q H. 2. | Page 42

Adolescents are often distracted by feelings like anger, disappointment, and general helplessness when they face challenges at school or at home. Suggest a way to turn such feelings into positive ones.

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Chapter 2: A Poison Tree

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Samacheer Kalvi solutions for English Class 9th Tamil Nadu State Board chapter 2 - A Poison Tree

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