Peace: NBSE class 9 English summary, questions, answers, notes

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Summary

The poet in the poem Peace longs for the people of the world to live in peace and harmony. He would want the people of the world to be in complete agreement with each other. He imagines a scene of togetherness where everyone will be holding hands and the world will resound with songs of peace.

The poet dreams of a world where there will be no war. In his dream, he saw people signing a document against warfare. After signing the paper, they spread this message to the world. The world welcomed the news with a loud cheer. It was an answer to their prayers. The poet longs to see the world impose a ban on guns and swords. This was a strange dream that he had.

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Multiple Choice Questions

A. Multiple Choice Questions Choose the correct option.

1. In the poem, home refers to…………..

a) a shelter b) a house made of stone and brick c) love’s abode d) a specific world location

Answer: c) love’s abode

2. The poet wishes peace and harmony for…………

a) her country b) her family c) the world d) herself

Answer: c) the world

3. The rhyme scheme of the second stanza is…………

a) abcb b) abcd c) abab d) aaab

Answer: c) abab

4. The poet dreams of……………..

a) a house with apple trees, bees and doves b) signing treaties c) peace and unity for all d) lots of guns and uniforms

Answer: c) peace and unity for all

5. In the strange dream, the poet sees…………

a) people standing hand in hand b) people singing in harmony c) apple trees, honey bees and turtle doves d) people vowing never to fight again

Answer: d) people vowing never to fight again

Answer these questions

1. The poet compares the world to a home (line 1). What does the poet suggest?

Answer: The poet suggests that he wants to make the world a home for every community and religion where there is no discrimination or hatred. People can live in peace and harmony.

2. What does the world of the poet’s dreams look like?

Answer: The world of the poet’s dream looks like a place where people of the world are in complete harmony with one another. He dreams of a scene of peace where everyone will be holding hands and the world will resound with songs of peace.

3. What did the poet dream about? What does it tell you about his innate desire?

Answer: The poet dreamed that somewhere in a room, there were men and women who were signing a deed and that deed declared to end war. Copies of the deed were made and distributed amongst the people. After everyone came to know about the deed, they cheered and welcomed the outcome wholeheartedly.

It tells us about the poet’s innate desire for peace and a world free of war and strife.

4. What was the treaty that the people signed? How was it received by the masses?

Answer: The treaty that had been signed was to put an end to war. It was a deal never to fight or start a war. The people received the news with loud cheers and joy. They prayed in gratitude for bringing peace to the land.

5. What are the words/phrases that suggest that the poet wants to put an end to war?

Answer: The words/phrases that suggest that the poet wants to put an end to the war are: in perfect harmony; peace throughout the land; standing hand in hand; peace throughout the land; end war and put it in a deed; to end the war and never fight like before.

6. Fill in the blanks with the words given below to complete the summary of the poem.

harmony, document, strange, sword, message, togetherness, agreement, prayers, war, cheers, peace, guns]

Answer: The poet longs that the people of the world should live in harmony and togetherness. He would want that the people of the world are in complete agreement with each other. He imagines a scene of peace where everyone will be holding hands and the world will resound with songs of peace.

The poet dreams of a world where there will be no war. In his strange dream he saw people signing a document against warfare. After signing the paper they spread this message to the world. The world welcomed the news with loud cheers. It was an answer to their prayers.

The poet longs to see the world impose a ban on guns and sword. This was a strange dream that he had.

Style

In this poem, the poet repeats a few words and phrases in order to highlight his ardent desire for peace to prevail in the world. This repetition is made with a view to foregrounding his wish. List all the words, phrases and expressions repeated in the poem for the purpose of foregrounding.

Answer: The repeated words, phrases and expressions are:

  1. “I’d like to” (repeated 4 times)
  2. “the world” (repeated 4 times)
  3. “peace” (repeated 3 times)
  4. “dream” (repeated 3 times)
  5. “I dreamed” (repeated 2 times)
  6. “end war” (repeated 2 times)
  7. “strange dream” (repeated 2 times)
  8. “standing hand in hand” (repeated 2 times)

The repetition of these words and phrases emphasizes the poet’s longing for global peace and unity.

Appreciation

1. What are ‘snow white turtle doves’ a symbol of?

Answer: Snow white turtle doves are a symbol of peace, purity and innocence. Doves are often depicted as messengers of peace.

2. A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another, otherwise unrelated object. Explain how a choir is a metaphor for a peaceful world. (Stanza 2)

Answer: In the second stanza, the line “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony” uses the metaphor of a choir singing harmoniously to represent the poet’s vision of a peaceful world. Just as a choir blends different voices together in unity, the metaphor suggests the poet’s desire for all people and nations to co-exist harmoniously.

3. A refrain is a line or a set of lines at the end of a stanza or section of a longer poem or song that is repeated at regular intervals in other stanzas or sections of the same work. It is done to underline or stress an idea or thought. Pick the refrain from the poem and state the idea that it underlines.

Answer: The refrain repeated in the poem is: “I’d like to see the world for once All standing hand in hand.”

This refrain underlines the central idea of the poet’s desire to see global unity, peace and people coming together in solidarity.

4. What is the rhyme scheme of the poem? Pick the rhyming pairs and add another word to it. For example: love, dove, and glove

Answer: The rhyme scheme is ABAB. Some rhyming pairs are: love – dove (glove) sing – ring (bring) deed – seed (weed) hand – land (sand)

5. Imagery means use of figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Usually it is thought that imagery makes use of particular words that create visual representation of ideas in our minds. The word, imagery, is associated with mental pictures. Complete the table:

Visual (sight) imagery: Grow apple trees and honey bees Aural (hearing) images: sing in perfect harmony.

Answer:

Visual (sight) imageryAural (hearing) images
Grow apple trees and honey bees
snow white turtle doves
sing in perfect harmony
hear them echo through the hills

6. Whenever the poet has a dream, he calls it ‘strangest’. Why?

Answer: The poet calls his dream of world peace the “strangest dream” because in his current reality of war and conflict, the vision of the entire world uniting to eliminate war forever seems strange, unlikely and far-fetched.

7. The poem is the poet’s yearning for peace. Justify.

Answer: Yes, this entire poem is an expression of the poet’s deep yearning and longing for global peace and harmony. This is evident through repeated imagery of unity, people holding hands, the end of war, banning of weapons, signing peace agreements and prayers being answered. The recurrent theme and repetition of words like “peace”, “dream of no more wars” etc. convey the poet’s ardent desire for peace to prevail in the world.

8. The German National Monument: War and Peace The statue of War represents an allegorical character, partly Mercury, partly mediaeval knight, with trumpet in one hand, sword in the other. The statue of Peace represents a mild and modest maiden, holding out an olive branch in one hand and the full horn of peaceful blessings in the other. Between the two statues is a magnificent group in relief representing the ‘Watch on the Rhine.’ Here the Emperor William appears in the centre, on horseback, surrounded by a noble group of kings, princes, knights, warriors, commanders, and statesmen, who, by word or deed or counsel, helped to found the empire- an Elgin marble, so to speak, of the German nation. Select any one such monument of your state with the same or another such theme and write a paragraph explaining it.

Answer: One such famous monument in my state is the Shanti Stupa (Stupa of Peace) in Leh, Ladakh. This large white-domed Buddhist stupa was constructed to promote universal peace and prosperity. Its architecture blends Buddhist traditions from Tibet, India, and other nearby regions. The monument’s all-white color symbolizes peace, non-violence, and purity of soul. At the base are sculpted reliefs depicting scenes from the life of Buddha. The Shanti Stupa stands as a beacon for harmony between all religions and peoples, promoting Buddha’s message of compassion in this conflict-ridden world.

9. Read the lines from the poem and answer the questions that follow.

a) I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand.
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land.

i) How does the poet wish to see the people?
ii) What does the poet wish to hear?
iii) What is the poet’s vision for the world?

Answer: i) The poet wishes to see the people standing hand in hand.

ii) The poet wishes to hear people echo through the hills for peace throughout the land.

iii) The poet wants the world to come together and work towards peace.

b) Last night I had the strangest dream
I’d never dreamed before.
I dreamed the world had all agreed
To end war and put it in a deed.

i) What was the poet’s dream?
ii) Why does the poet call it the ‘strangest dream’?
iii) Why do you think the poet has repeated the word ‘dream’ thrice in the stanza?

Answer: i) In the poet’s dream, he sees a room full of people who have agreed to end the war and put that in a deed.

ii) The poet calls it a strange dream because the dream is in sharp contrast with reality. While in the real world people are always at war against each other, in the dream everyone is together and yearning for peace.

iii) The poet repeated the word ‘dream’ thrice in the stanza to reinforce the near impossibility of the event being a real one besides revealing his yearnings for peace.

c) I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand.
And swords and guns and uniforms
Banned throughout the land

i) How does the poet want to see the world?
ii) What does ‘standing hand in hand’ suggest?
iii) What should be banned? Why?

Answer: i) The poet in the poem Peace wants to see the world standing together hand in hand.

ii) ‘Standing hand in hand’ suggests agreement and unity to achieve a common goal. In this context, the common goal is peace.

iii) Swords, guns, and uniforms should be banned. They should be banned as they are the very aspects of the world that elude it from achieving peace. They divide the people and plunge the world into war.

Extra MCQs

1. What does the poet want to teach the world?

A. To sing in perfect harmony B. To hold it in his arms C. To see the world standing hand in hand D. All of the above

Answer: D. All of the above

2. In the poet’s dream, what did the world agree to?

A. To end poverty B. To end war C. To end hunger D. To end climate change

Answer: B. To end war

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15. What does the poet want to see the world do in perfect harmony?

A. Sing B. Dance C. Pray D. Sleep

Answer: A. Sing

Extra Questions and Answers

1. What is the central theme of the poem? 

Answer: The central theme of the poem is a longing for world peace and an end to war, conveyed through the narrator’s dream and aspirations. 

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13. What is the significance of the line “And the paper they were signing said ‘We’ll never fight again'”? 

Answer: The line “And the paper they were signing said ‘We’ll never fight again'” is a powerful declaration that represents the narrator’s dream of a world where nations and leaders make a binding commitment to never engage in war or conflict again. It symbolises the ultimate goal of achieving lasting peace through a formal agreement and collective resolve. 

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