CLASS 9TH ENGLISH 14 Central Idea of the Poems MP BOARD NCERT Pariksha Adhyayan ENGLISH 9th
14 Central Idea of the Poems
The Road Not taken
The theme of the poem is that human beings are defined by the “choices they face” and the choices they make.”
We usually have two choices in our life. The poem is mainly based on the decision taken by man and what all will be the consequences of it….. and the choice one makes, will make all the difference in his life.
In this peom, the wind gives us strength to face the challenges of life. The poet advises us to be strong in mind and body. The wind will be our friend when we are strong. Here, wind represents the difficulties and challenges we all face in our lives at some point or another. We should face the challenges boldly and with courage.
Rain on the Roof
The theme of the poem is that rain is mother nature’s way of showing her healing power. It leaves everlasting memories in the minds of humans. The musical sound of raindrops falling on rooftop has the ability to revive sweet memories. The rain soothes and comforts an overworked mind by recollecting its lovely past.
A Legend of the Northland
The central idea of this poem is that greed and selfishness can result in serious complications. Greed is considered to be a grave sin. This poem beautifully highlights this truth. People who are greedy not only worsen other’s problems and sufferings, but also attract untold misery for themselves.
This peom puts forth the idea that we should not be greedy and always help the needy.
No Men Are Foreign
The central idea of the poem is that basically, all the people, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion or region, are equal or the same. They have similar life patterns such as birth-death, joy-sorrow and so on….
It tells us that God has made us equal. He has provided sun, air, water to all. All are brothers and sisters.
The poet wants to say that there should be no discrimination between people on the basis of their religion or region.
On Killing a Tree
Central idea of this poem is that the act of killing a tree or, on a broader scale, destroying the environment, is not confined to a single action. We cannot pretend that the gradual destruction of our forests is a result of accident. Here, the poet symbolizes tree to be a victim to social evils prevalent in the society.
The Snake Trying
The central idea of the poem is that all snakes are not poisonous and dangerous. The
message that the poet wants to convey is that it is not the snakes that are dangerous but humans are dangerous to snakes. A majority of the snakes are, in fact, the victims of the men. The poet appeals to people to spare such snakes as they are harmless. They attack only
when they see danger from the only humans.