1. Look at the words the poet uses to describe what he sees and hears at Innisfree

(i) Bee-loud glade

(ii) Evenings full of the linnet’s wings

(iii) Lake water lapping with low sounds 

What pictures do these words create in your mind?

2. Look at these words:

...peace comes dropping slow

Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings 

What do these words mean to you? What do you think “comes dropping slow...from the veils of the morning”? What does “to where the cricket sings” mean?

1. (i) These words bring to our minds the image of buzzing bees.

(ii) These words bring up the image of linnets flying across an evening sky.

(iii) These words evoke not only the image but also the soft sound of a lake's water washing the shore.

2. The given lines indicate that peace of mind can be slowly acquired from the natural surroundings.

It is peace that “comes dropping slow...from the veils of the morning”.

The phrase “to where the cricket sings” indicates a peaceful place where one can hear the vibrant sounds of nature− sounds such as the songs of the crickets at the time of dawn.

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