2.2 The Sower – Activity 1
Read the following extract & complete the activities given below. 
Sitting in a porchway cool,
Sunlight, I see, dying fast,
Twilight hastens on to rule.
Working hours have well-nigh past.
Shadows run across the lands:
But a sower lingers still,
Old, in rags, he patient stands.
Looking on, I feel a thrill.
Black and high, his silhouette
Dominates the furrows deep!
Now to sow the task is set.
Soon shall come a time to reap.
Marches he along the plain
To and fro, and scatters wide
From his hands the precious grain;
Muse I, as I see him stride.
Darkness deepens. Fades the light.
Now his gestures to mine eyes
Are august; and strange, – his height
Seems to touch the starry skies
A1] Global Understanding 
Complete the following –
- The poet is sitting in a _________
- The poet feels a thrill when he sees ______
- The Sower marches to and fro to _______
- The Sower’s height _________
A2] Inference/Interpretation 
Give Reasons –
The poet considers the Sower’s actions to be noble and strange because…
A3] Personal Response 
Write in short about any task/work that you have accomplished with much efforts.
A4] Poetic Devices 
“Soon shall come a time to reap.”
- Identify and write the figure of speech in the above line.
- Write the rhyme scheme of the poem.
A5] Poetic Creativity 
Compose four poetic lines on the life of the farmer using the following words.
Giver, hard work, crops, dedication, world, soil, seasons.