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1 TARTARY Poem 6 Std X – Chapter 14 English Author Name: Walter de Ia Mare

2 Pre-reading task a) Dreaming is a unique ability of human beings. Find out how many in the class dream in their sleep. Let them recall their dreams and tell you the wonderful places they visited and the wonderful feelings/experience they had in their dreams.

3 SUMMARY OF THE POEM Dreaming is a unique ability of human beings. In our dreams we visit many strange places and we indulge in wonderful activities, which are really impossible in our real life. Tartary is a beautiful poem by Walter de la Mare in which he describes himself as the Lord of Tartary.

4 About the Author Walter is the author of many poems in which dreams and reality, fairies and humble natural creatures, are delightfully blended. Educated at St. Pauls Cathedral School, Walter de la Mare was engaged in business in London for some years. His early books were published under the name of Walter Ramal. His work includes the Listeners, Peacock Pie, the Veil, The burning Glass, and Winged Chariot. He has also written some novels and stories for children. Walter de la Mare (1873 - 1956)

5 For Memorization If I were Lord of Tartary, Myself and me alone, My bed should be of Ivory, Of beaten gold my throne; And in my court should peacocks flaunt, And in my forests tigers haunt, And in my pools great fishes slant their fins athwart the sun. If I were Lord of Tartary, Trumpeters every day To every meal summon me, And in my courtyard bray; And in the evening lamps would shine, Yellow as honey, red as wine, While harp1, and flute, and mandoline, Made music sweet and gay. If I were Lord of Tartary, Id wear a robe of beads, White, and Gold, and green theyd be And cluttered thick as seeds: And ere should wane3 the morning star, Id don4 my robe and scimitar. And zebras seven should draw my car through Tartarys dark glade. Lord of the fruits of Tartary, Her rivers silver-pale! Lord of the hills of Tartary, Glen, thicket, wood and dale Her flashing stars, her scented breeze, Her trembling lakes,like foamless seas, Her bird-delighting citron-trees In every purple vale!

6 Glossary 1. flaunt: show of public admiration. 2. haunt: visit a place often. 3. slant: go quietly. 4. fin: a thin flat part of the body of a fish, used for swimming. 5. athwart: in a sloping direction. 6. summon: call. 7. bray (v): make sound. 8. harp: a stringed musical instrument. 9. gay: happy. 10. wane: grow gradually smaller and less bright. 11. don: put on. 12. scimitar: a sword. 13. glade: an open space. 14. glen: valley. 15. thicket: a thick growth of bushes. 16. dale: valley. 17. vale: valley.

7 Exercises ( I.A Four answers are given below each statement. Pick out the best answer ) 1. In Tartary the Lords bed would be made of a. gold, b. silver, c. ivory, d. wood 2. The Lord of Taratary would be summoned to meal by a) peacocks, b) trumpeters, c) harp and mandoline, d) flute 3. The car of the Lord of Tartary would be drawn by a. peacocks, b. musicians, c. horses, d. zebras 4. Id wear a robe of beads white, and gold, and green theyd be - and clustered thick as seeds. The figure of speech employed here is a. simile, b. metaphor, c. personification, d. irony

8 Exercises (Answer the following questions in a sentence or two each) 1. What does the poet say about his bed and throne in Tartary? 2. What animals and birds would there be in Tartary? 3. How would the evenings be in Tartary? 4. What does the poet say about the robe of the Lord of Tartary? 5. What does the poet say about the rivers in Tartary?

9 Exercises ( C. Read the following extracts and answer the questions that follow ) 1. And in my court should peacocks flaunt. a. Which poem is the line taken from? b. Who does the word my refer to? c. What does flaunt mean? 2. And ere should wane the morning star, Id don my robe and scimitar a. Who does the I refer to? b. What time of the day does this line refer to? c. What does ere mean? 3. Her flashing stars, her scented breeze, Her trembling lakes, like foamless seas a. Which poem is the line taken from? b. Who does her refer to? c. What does flashing stars mean?

10 II Activities 1) Pick out the pairs of rhyming words from the poem. 2) Pick out the word from the poem, which means valley. 3) Make a list of birds and animals mentioned in the poem. 4) There are many word-pictures in the poem.

11 They bring beautiful pictures to our mind. Silver-pale rivers Trembling Lakes


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