Q. 33.9( 153 Votes )
Do you think Innisfree is only a place, or a state of mind? Does the poet actually miss the place of his boyhood days?
Although Innisfree is the place where the poet spent his boyhood days, it also represents his state of mind. The wish to escape to Innisfree indicates the poet’s imagination of an ideal place to live which is free from the hustle bustle of his life. Yes, the poet misses the place of his boyhood days which was much more peaceful and tranquil from the place where he now stands. The lapping of the lake water by the shore and the beauty of the Innisfree is deeply cherished by the poet.
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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?NCERT English - Beehive
By now you may have concluded that Innisfree is a temple, natural place, full of beauty and peace.
How does the poet contrast it with where he now stands? (Read at stanza III)NCERT English - Beehive
What kind of place is Innisfree? Think about.
(i) The three things the poet wants-to do when he would go back there. (Stanza I)
(ii) What he hears and sees there (Stanza II) and its effect on him?
(iii) What he hears in his "heart's core" even when he is far away from Innisfree? (Stanza III)NCERT English - Beehive
Do you think Innisfree is only a place, or a state of mind? Does the poet actually miss the place of his boyhood days?NCERT English - Beehive