A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Question Solutions


A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Question Solutions


A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Question Solutions

-William Wordsworth


Thinking about the poem:

Q.1. “ A slumber did my spirit seal”, says the poet. That is, a deep sleep ‘closed off’ his soul ( or mind). How does the poet react to his loved one’s death? Does he feel bitter grief? Or does he feel great peace?

Ans. The poet’s beloved is dead. But the poet is neither agitated nor feels bitter grief.  The poet has reconciled himself with the situation that is inevitable. His satisfaction is that his beloved will remain forever young. The poet feels that after her death she could no more be touched by the years counted on the earth.

Q.2. The passing of the time will no longer affect her, says the poet. Which lines of the poem says this?

Ans. The following lines of the poem say this:

“She seemed a thing that could not feel.

 The touch of earthly years.”

Q.3. How does the poet imagine her to be, after death? Does he think of her as a person having a very happy state (heaven)? Or does he see her now as a part of nature? In which lines of the poem do you find your answer?

Ans. After her death, the poet imagines his beloved not to be in heaven but on the earth as a part of nature. The following lines justify the answer:

‘’No motion has she now, no force-

She neither hears nor sees,

Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course

With rocks and stones and trees.’’


Q.1. Who is the poet of the poem, “A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal”?

Ans. William Wordsworth is the poet of the poem, ‘A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal’.

Q.2. Why did the poet have no human fears?

Ans. The poet had no human fears because his beloved is dead causing him the worst loss.

Q.3. Why can no physical object touch her?

Ans. She had died and so no physical object could touch her.

  1. What is the meaning of ‘slumber’?

Ans: The meaning of ‘slumber’ is light sleep.

Q.5. What did seal the spirit of the poet?

Ans. A slumber sealed the spirit of the poet. 0 0 0.

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