‘Although tin roofs are given to springing unaccountable leaks, there is a feeling of being untouched by, and yet in touch with, the rain.’
(i) Why has the writer used the word, ‘springing’?
(ii) How is the writer untouched by the rain?
(iii) How is the writer in touch with the rain at the same time?
(i) The word 'springing' means to develop suddenly.The roof of the housewas corrugated tin and hole/leaks were uneven and thus the writer has used the word springing.
(ii) The writer was not getting completely wet by the rain as he was in the house. Thus, he was untouched by the rain.
(iii) The writer was in touch with the rain at the same time because he could feel the rain by listening to its drumming sound on the corrugated tin roof.