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Karnataka State Board Class 5 English Poem Chapter 10 Roadways
Roadways Questions and Answers, Summary, Notes
I. Answer the following questions:
What do the words “heaving” and “shining” refer to?
The words heaving and shining refers to a wet road i.e, is the sea routes.
The word ‘road’ means a track for moving, Is the word ‘road’ used to mean this in the poem? What are the other possible meanings of the word?
Way to achieving something is the other possible meaning of the world.
Is the poem an expression of the poet’s liking for a journey by sea?
Yes, the poet likes to travel by sea.
What is the significance of the use of all the directions in the poem?
The significance of the use of all the directions is than man should be courageous and curious to travel in all the directions, in quest of knowledge and the purpose for which God has put us here on the earth.
Why does the poet say the road that leads to shipping, is the right road for him?
The poet says the road that leads to shipping, is the right road for him because a road without earth is road-dust is the right road.
“In quest of that one beauty, God put me here to find”.
What does, ‘that one beauty’ refer to?
“That one beauty” refers to the true purpose of our life on this earth.
How is the poet’s road different from the road of the other men?
Most other roads lead men towards their homes but the poet’s road leads him forwards (forth) to discover the true purpose of our life on this earth.
Why is the wind described as salt sea wind?
The poet is sailing on a sea in a boat, The sea is heaving, and a rough salty sea – wind is blowing. It sprays salty water into his eyes.
Describe the road that the poet would like to take?
The road that the poet would like to take is the sea-odd (wet road) which leads him forwards in quest o the one purpose God has put him on this
Why do you think, the post wants to sail all the time?
The poet’s lifetime ambition is to sail and explore new routes to reach another country. In quest of the one purpose, God has put him on earth.
Do you think the poet loves traveling? Justify your answer.
Yes, the poet loves traveling. He says that roads calls him and lures him to go forward. He wants to add more miles to the tally.
Roadways Summary In English
The poem ‘Roadways’ written by John Masefield describes about the explorer who likes traveling. The poet’s road leads him towards seawards to the dipping sails, another road leads him to the river, and his road calls him west, east, south and north; He neverendingly travells further to find more. He adds that there are many miles I should find that one beauty God had put him here to find.