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Poem-Vocation (Class VI)


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Poem– Vocation Poet – Rabindranath Tagore Class - VI:

Poem– Vocation Poet – Rabindranath Tagore Class - VI Presented By: S C Garud TGT(ENG) KV NO 1 DEHU ROAD, PUNE

Stanza 1 (Lines 1 – 9):

Stanza 1 (Lines 1 – 9) When the gong sounds ten in the morning and I walk to school by our lane, Everyday I meet the hawker crying , ”Bangles , crystal bangles!” There is nothing to hurry him on, there is no road he must take, no place he must go to , no time when he must come home. I wish I were a hawker, spending my day in the road, crying, “, ”Bangles , Crystal bangles!”

Stanza 1(Lines 1-9):

Stanza 1(Lines 1-9)

Stanza 1 (Lines 1 – 9):

Stanza 1 (Lines 1 – 9)

Stanza 2 (Lines 10 -18):

Stanza 2 (Lines 10 -18) When at four in the afternoon I come back from the school, I can see through the gate of that house the gardener digging the ground. He does what he likes with his spade, he soils his clothes with dust, nobody takes him to task, if he gets baked in the sun or gets wet. I wish I were a gardener digging away at the garden with nobody to stop me from digging.

Stanza 2 (Lines 10 -18):

Stanza 2 (Lines 10 -18)

Stanza 3 (Lines 19 -31) :

Stanza 3 (Lines 19 -31) Just as it gets dark in the evening and my mother sends me to bed, I can see through my open window the watchman walking up and down. The lane is dark and lonely, and the street-l lamp stands like a giant with one red eye in its head. The watchman swings his lantern and walks with his shadow at his side, and never once goes to bed in his life. I wish I were a watchman walking the street all night, chasing the shadows with my lantern.

Stanza 3 (Lines 19 -31) :

Stanza 3 (Lines 19 -31)


Assignment Q 1. Find and read Rabindranath Tagore’s three other poems: 1. The Last Bargain 2. I C annot Remember My Mother 3. Where The Mind Is Without Fear Q 2. Find out the different kinds of work done by the people in your neighbourhood . Make different colourful cards with pictures for different kind of works.

Home Work:

Home Work Q 1. Who is the speaker in the poem? Who are the people the speaker meets? What are they doing? Q 2. What wishes does the child in the poem make? Why does the child want to be a hawker, a gardener, or a watchman? Pick out the lines in each stanza, which tells us this.

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