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Thinking about the Poem
What do the following phrases mean to you? Discuss in class.
(i) humid shadows
(ii) starry spheres
(iii) what a bliss
(iv) a thousand dreamy fancies into busy being start
(v) a thousand recollections weave their air-threads into woof
Answer
1. (i) “Humid shadows” refer to the dark clouds that produce rain.
(ii) “Starry spheres” refer to the night sky abounding in stars.
(iii)"What a bliss" refers to the happiness of the poet. When it rains poet gets into his cottage and enjoy the patter of rain upon the roof.
(iv)This refers to the various imaginary thoughts and fantasies that are aroused in the poet’s mind.
(v) This phrase means that numerous memories intermingle to form a beautiful picture that the poet recollects.