lines written in march by william wordsworth.

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POWER POINT PRESENTATION
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Name Of Teacher: Nisha. M.V
Register Number: 13398010
Subject : English
Kunjukrishnan Nadar Memorial
B.Ed College, Kanjiramkulam.
2013-2014 Batch
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WELCOME
TO
A
POEM
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LINES WRITTEN IN MARCH
BY
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.
CONTENTS
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Introduction
Poem
About the Poet
About the Poem
Difficult words
Glossary Reference
Visual Images
Scaffolding Questions
Activities
Message of the Poem
Appreciation
INTRODUCTION
William Words Worth is one of the greatest
English poets. He is called the high priest of nature
and nature poet. He is as much a poet of nature as of
humans. In the poem, “Lines Written In March” the
poet clearly describes the tranquil beauty of nature
in the winter season. Actually the poem is about the
happiness of the withdrawal of the winter season.
LINES WRITTEN IN MARCH
The cock is crowing, a
The stream is flowing, a
The small birds twitter, b
The lake doth glitter b
The green field sleeps in the sun; c
The oldest and youngest d
Are at work with the strongest; d
The cattle are grazing, a
Their heads never raising; a
There are forty feeding like one! e
Like an army defeated f
The snow hath retreated, f
And now doth fare ill g
On the top of the bare hill; g
The plough boy is whooping—anon-anon: h
There's joy in the mountains; i
There's life in the fountains; i
Small clouds are sailing, a
Blue sky prevailing; a
The rain is over and gone e
William Wordsworth
About the poet
William Words Worth was a major English
Romantic poet, who helped to launch the Romantic
Age in English literature. “Lyrical Ballads” is the
masterpiece work of Words Worth which published
in 1798. His some other famous works are The
Prelude, The Excursion, The Recluse, The White Doe
of Rylstone, Peter Bell, The River Duddon, Sonnets
etc. Words Worth received an honorary doctor of
civil law degree in 1833 from Durham University and
the same honor from Oxford the next year. He was
Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in
1850.
ABOUT THE POEM
The Poem, “Lines Written in March” outset with the
presentation of a pleasant morning. The cock is crowing, the
stream is flowing and the birds are twittering. All these
indicate the happiness and mirth of nature. The people are
working together in their fields. The old people and
youngsters are very eager to do their work. There are a lot of
grasses in the meadows. So the cattle graze there very happily.
This happiness is the result of the withdrawal of the winter
season. Here, the Poet compares the retreating winter to a
defeated army. The winter represents the worst time of the
year. Now the winter is over and a few quantity of snow is at
the top of the mountains. Ploughing boys are expressing their
happiness through whooping. Sky seems beautiful because of
sailing clouds, which shows the mountains of just retreated
winter season.
Glossary reference
DIFFICULT WORDS
 Twitter
 Grazing
 Retreated
 Fare ill
 Whooping
 Fountains
 Prevailing
Word Meanings
 Twitter- a short/ high sounds that birds make
 Grazing- wander in a pasture, eating the growing
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grass.
Retreated- withdraw back
Fare ill- perform badly
Whooping- shout loudly and happily
Fountains- spring of water
Prevailing- something that exists.
Tense forms
PRESENT
PAST
Flow
Flowed
PAST
PARTICIP
LE
Flowed
Work
Worked
Worked
Defeat
Defeated
Defeated
Numbers
SINGULAR
PLURAL
Bird
Birds
Cattle
Cattle
Boy
Boys
Cloud
Clouds
Opposites
 Boy x Girl
 Top X Bottom
 Joy x Sad
 Over X Under
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Rhyming Words
Crowing
Flowing
Twitter
Glitter
Youngest
Strongest
Grazing
Raising
Defeated
Retreated
Fare ill
Bare hill
Sailing
Prevailing
 Rhyme scheme
 aa bb c
Visual images
 Presentation of a beautiful morning.
-The cock is crowing, a stream is flowing
beautifully, bright green fields etc.
- People are working in the fields.
- Sailing clouds in the sky.
Scaffolding questions
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Which season of the year do you like the most?
What time of the day is most attractive and lively?
What are the beautiful visuals of a morning?
What does the poet repeat the word ‘anon’?
How are the sky looks like?
Activities
 Write an appreciation of the poem?
 Reads the poem, then find out more
questions and answers?
 Pick out rhyming words from the poem.
 Attempt a nature poem.
 Draw the picture of a beautiful village.
MESSAGE OF THE POEM
The Poem “Lines Written in March” shows the
eagerness of each and every living creature and
freshness of nature at a morning, just after dull
winter. They are ready to welcome a bright spring.
Winter is the time of illness, poverty etc. But spring
is the time of wealth and prosperity. This can be
compared to man’s life. There is fortunes and feels
like two sides of a coin which encounters with men
alternatively like the seasons- winter and spring. So
men should ready to overcome it.
APPRECIATION OF THE POEM
William Wordsworth is one of the greatest English
poets. In the poem, “Lines Written in March” the poet
clearly describes the tranquil beauty of nature after the
winter. The poem presents the intense happiness of the
creatures of the withdrawal of the winter season. Each
and every living and nonliving things are ready to
welcome spring with the people of that village.
At the outset of the poem describes the bright
morning of a village. The poet uses of all visual images to
glorify the beauty of that morning, such as birds,
glittering of lake etc.
People are very eager to do hard work in
their fields. The cattle graze in the meadows. All
this happiness is the result of the withdrawal of
the winter season.
The winter is the worst time of the year.
The snow has just gone. A little snow remains at
mountain tops. Sky seems so beautiful with the
sailing clouds. All of these are the signs of a
bright spring, the season of fortune and
prosperity.
The poetic device used in this poem was
personification. For example, in the line "The
green field sleeps in the sun, " he is saying that
the fields are sleeping, but fields are nonliving
things and cannot really sleep. Also in one line
of the poem a similie was used. This poem also
uses rhyme.
The theme of this poem is that
everything and everyone is happier when
bad is gone. The rain represents the bad
thing and with everything being happier
and jolly it means that everyone is happy
when the worst is over whether its war or
rain.
THANK you

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