1. Why
is the rain divine?
Answer- -The rain is assumed
to be the main moving force and as if incarnation of god to save the humanity
and to send them a message that God is merciful. Fields are filled with its
showers to remove its dryness and barrenness. It is as if the ‘prana’ which
helps the flower to bloom and trust to rejuvenate. Pattering is the sound when
it has the down pour and only the people of aesthetic civility can sense the
song of the rain. In conclusion as it is the source of happiness of every kinds
of living object, so the rain is divine.

2. In
this universe, rain performs many functions. What are those?
Answer- -Constructive and
positive outputs are the main functions of rain in this universe as heavenly
decorators. It decorates natures, field and valleys and like pearls adorns the
gardens. It is the source of laughter as it comes from the hills producing the
invaluable life force. It makes everything elated along its flowers with its
sprinkles. It acts like a communicator and messenger of mercy and thus quenches
every objects thirst on the Earth. The delicate and sensitive person assumes it’s
downpour to be the welcome song.

“When I cry. ….all things are elated.”
   -Explain cry, humble, bow indicate different
intensity with which the rain falls .Explain then three in context.
Answer- -Multi – dimensional
benefit heralds from the rain in the above quoted lines. We are acquainted with
three dimensional functions of the noble rain-
ii) cry – The hills in the
mood of rejoice creates a sound of laughter when the rain droplets comes down
on the earth.
iii) Humble – The slow and
soft falling of the rain droplets begets the cause of rejoice and blooming to
the flowers.
Iv)  Bow – The soft drizzling droplets get sipped
underneath the land surface providing required nourishment to the trees and all
other living entities.
d)  How do you think the rain quenches
the thirst of the field and cure cloud ailment?
Answer–This is an
embodiment of prodigious imagery of the writer. A super thought in linkage with
the element of the cloud and the field is depicted here. The evaporated air
mixed with other necessary ingredients form a cloud. After bursting it pours
down as rain. In this way it cures ailment of the cloud. Simultaneously when it
comes down and quenches the thirst of the field, it really does the work of a
thirst quencher by removing the dryness and barrenness of the field. It
transmits them to be a colourful one.

e) Think about million little ways in which the rain
embraces the trees .Mention a few of them.
Answer- The all pervasive
effects of the rain droplets is presented here. The rain droplets being a
symbol of impartiality embraces every subtle object of the earth. It embraces
hills in million little ways; it embraces trees in million little ways. And it embraces
every man made structure in million little ways.
f) “All can hear, but only
    The sensitive can understand
   –What does the poet want to
Answer- The innate super
intellectuals with supra-normal ability are hinted in the above extract. A difference
between extra – ordinary and ordinary is presented. The patterning sounds of
the rain falling on window panes can be graced as beautiful rhythmic song only
by the sensitive with distinctive qualities. In other word, the lyrical sound
of the fall of the rain provides aesthetic pleasure to the sensitive souls.
 i) Notice the imagery built
around “sigh of the sea”, “laughter of the field” and “tears of heaven”.
Explain the three expressions in context of rain.
Answer- Imagery with its
lively delineation enables us to get in the nerve of the poem. The evaporation
on the surface of the sea begetting the cause of rainfall is presented here as
‘sigh of the sea’.
            Inexplicable rejoicing state of the fields after
receiving the rejuvenating rain droplets to quench the thirst is depicted here
as ‘laughter of the field’.
Hyperbolic is the imagery of
tears of heaven. Only over burdened clouds bursting or parting with the rain
droplets release. As it is part the heavy downpour from the cloud meant here as
“tears of heaven”.

ii) How would you express rain as-
 -an agent of floods
Answer- Answer- An automatic
consequence of the downpour of the rain droplets is inundation. The heavy
downpour enriches the rivers & other water bodies causing inundation in the
adjacent areas.  
-a source of water for dams.
Answer- Another paradoxical
output of inundation for positivity is the development of rainfall and
inundation enables the damn with gallows of water for the various human
            Undoubtedly rainfall simultaneously does the work of
preservation in the destruction.
“I am like earthly life”
 Why does the poet call rain as
earthly life?
Answer- The metaphorical comparison
in the above quoted line is really an exquisite one. The earthly cycle of the
living entities begin with birth ends with death. Here according to the poet
the rain has got also the earthly cycle of life. The child which is born will
go through the successive stages and will end up leaving the world. Similarly
the rain thus begetting at the feet of same elements i.e. clouds proclaims the
birth & when the cloud starts parting as  the rain droplets it ends  in the death.

i) Explain the
ending of the song.
Answer- At the conclusion of
the poem, the poet recapitulates the very three main functions that rain
performs. The sea is the begetter of vapour which turns into cloud. The word
affection gives the sea the position of begetter or mother. The colorful field
of spirit symbolically represents the mirth of the crops and plants which are
nourished by rain. Tears from the endless heaven of memories suggest the
rainfall that occurs from heaven that is symbolically meant as cloud.

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