Rain on the Roof Class 9 Notes English Poetry

SUMMARY OF THE POEM

This poem is about rain. The poet tries to describe the experience of enjoying the rain while lying in bed in a cottage. He listens to the musical sound of the patter of rain on the roof of the cottage. The rain falls on the shingles and the resulting tingle causes an echo in the heart. It causes thousands of fancies and recollections in the mind.

Then, suddenly, the poet is reminded of his mother and how she used to get up at dawn. The mere memory of his mother makes the poet feel her fond look. The rain is thus an instrument of reminiscence of the past to the poet. The sound of rain falling on the shingles takes the poet to his reminiscent past and the whole reel from the past is displayed in the mind of the poet.

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