Q. 24.3( 9 Votes )
What do you understand by ‘Psalteries of summer’?
The poet uses the metaphor of ‘Psalteries of summer’ to describe the extraordinary musical charms of a perfect summer day. The poet is captivated by the natural music which comes from the chirping birds, the rapid beating of wings by bees and gnats and the sound of wind flowing through the air and trees.
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