The speaker in Sounds of the Day reflects upon a parting. Though the poem begins descriptively with the interpretation of sounds, it moves on to examine the impact of a separation.
Which of these statements best describes the overall theme of this poem?
This is a poem which mainly deals with the change in seasons
This is a poem which mainly deals with death and bereavement
This is a poem which mainly deals with the end of a relationship
Which sense is most prominent in the first stanza?
Which technique is employed in the phrase When a clatter came?
When a clatter came
Which two animals are mentioned in the opening stanza?
Frogs and geese
Horses and a bird
Cattle and a swan
What is the description used to convey the sound of the waterfall?
A thundering roar
A snuffling puff
What is significant about the sound of the door being scraped shut in stanza two?
It marks the end of the relationship
It shows the speaker’s anger
It refers back to the door mentioned in the first stanza
Which technique is employed in the phrase it was the end/of all the sounds there are?
it was the end/of all the sounds there are
Where does the speaker recall being on the day that the relationship ended?
On a boat at high tide
Beside a ford
Beside a fire
Which sense is most prominent in the final stanza?
Which technique is employed in the phrase a bangle of ice?
bangle of ice