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the wild swans at Coole Summary: W. B. Yeats was a great poet of English literature. “The Wild Swans At Coole” is a poem composed by poet-luminary, W.B. Yeats. 

He conveys here a message to youth that they should not waste their time in trifle matters that cause any pains at physical, mental and emotional aspects of the people’s health, whosoever, accompany as comrade, fellow, friend, colleagues or even just a few minutes co-commuter in the aircraft of worldly living or the phase of life as living-soul. 

In order to see things in their natural genuine colours, it is necessary to develop through attention, concentration and meditation as also Breath Control practices-a balanced, unbiased and sound temperament with clairvoyance or insight always just and benevolent. 

Objects of nature after that are seen in their unchanged form viz. reality is duly known.


Ncert Kaleidoscope Class 12 Chapter 6 the wild swans at Coole Summary & Question Answers


Class12th 
Chapter06
Chapter TypePoem
Chapter Namethe wild swans at Coole
AuthorW.B. Yeats (1865-1939)
BoardCBSE
Book NCERT
SubjectEnglish Elective  (Kaleidoscope)
Medium English
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the wild swans at Coole Summary


The poet, W.B. Yeats has a vision in which he perhaps recalls, his years ast and assumes himself as one among fifty-nine swans. 

Like swans in their natural habitat, he was brought up or grew as innocent as part of nature herself. He compares his environment as natural to that of swans. 

He says that he could count first, his age when he attained to nineteenth autumn, perhaps his birth might be in somewhat date of October month. 

A specific organisation of 59 units, he got at birth but those all were separated blaming one or other situations, but all were individual living urges when he had attained the nineteenth. 

It has caused certain emotional hurts, pains and casual thrills inside owing to which the poet and his views were suddenly changed. 

He says that the sudden change in situations to which made him restless and frustrated to the extent that he felt swans flying above, his head as if some were lashing rods or treading there. 

The poet says that now his identity with swans has been violated. Swans are still in their usual and genuine activities, undefeated by time and circumstances, but he is changed and cannot enjoy their vision and motions with the same curiosity as he was during childhood. 

He says that the next vision is that of swans waddling on cold streams and even at their roosting or in sleep or in meditation; their passions for worldly objects entrap them. 

At the next change, the poet sees them (i.e. swans) seated in still water but their passions are still not saturated. After the transition period is over, a vision of swans keeps the eyes cool of the people who, see them. 

However, just after arrival of that state, the death comes and takes their living soul with her, away from the reach of worldly people.


the wild swans at Coole Summary in hindi


कवि अपनी कल्पना में बीते दिनों को याद करता है और अपने को उनसट हंसों में से एक मानता है । प्राकृतिक निवास में इंसों के समान वह स्वयं प्रकृति के अंश के रूप में पाला-पोषा गया । वह अपने पर्यावेश की हंसों के पर्यादेश से तुलना करता है। 

वह कहता है, कि उन्नीसवां वसन्त के बाद उसे स्वविवेक आया था । संभवतः उसका जन्म अक्टूबर महीने के किसी तारीख को हुआ था, अपने जन्म पर उसे उनसठ अदद से बना एक विशेष उपहार मिला था किन्तु वे सभी किसी न किसी परिस्थिति में बिखर गये, लेकिन सभी अलग-अलग विद्यमान थे जब वह उन्नीसवाँ (वर्ष) को प्राप्त करता है । 

इस स्थिति में कदि चोट, दर्द और आकस्मिक आंतरिक सुगबुगाहट का अनुभव करता है जिसके कारण कवि के विचार अचानक बदल गये वह कहता है कि परिस्थितियों के अचानक बदलाव ने उसे इस हद तक बेचैन और 4 व्यग्र कर दिया कि उसने अपने सिरों पर हंसों का उड़ना महसूस किया मानो कोई उस पर डंडा घुमा रहा हो या चल रहा हो। 

वह कहता है कि हंसों के साथ उसकी पहचान अब बिगड़ गयी है। हंस अभी भी समय और परिस्थितियों से अपराजित अपने व्यावहारिक और मौलिक क्रिया-कलापों में लगे हैं, किन्तु वह बदला हुआ है और उनकी कल्पना और कार्यों का आनंद उसी उत्सुकता के साथ नहीं ले सकता है जैसा कि बचपन में था। 

वह कहता है कि दूसरी कल्पना है कि हंसों का ठंढी पाराओं पर चलना और उनका बसेरा लेना नींद या चिन्तन में सांसारिक वस्तुओं के लिए उनके ममत्व उनको बांध लेते हैं । 

दूसरी चीज कवि हंसों में देखता है कि दे शांत जल में बैठे हुए हैं किन्तु उनकी लालसा संतृप्त नहीं है। संक्रमण काल की समाप्ति के बाद जो कोई भी उन्हें देखने की कल्पना करता है, यह कल्पना उनकी आँखों को ठंडा कर देती है। फिर भी, स्थिति (समय) के आने पर मृत्यु आती है उनकी आत्मा को सांसारिक लोगों की पहुँच के पार ले जाती है ।


the wild swans at Coole Word meaninig


Autumn beauty शरद ऋतु का स्वच्छ और स्वस्थ वातावरण, Still Sky = स्वच्छ आसमान, Nine and fifty swans = धर्मशास्त्र के अनुसार 49 वायु + 10 (5 ज्ञानेन्द्रियों और अन्य 5 कमेन्द्रियाँ) 59 हंस (मानव शरीर की संरचना के संघटक), 

Nineteenth autumn natural का अतिवर्ष, Scatter wheeling = परिवार की व्यवस्था में अचानक परिवर्तन या मानसिक परिवर्तन, 

Clamorous wings = संक्रमण काल की बेचैनी, ऊहापोह और कार्य-व्यवहार के चयन की अवस्था, Sore = दुःख, टीस, Drift = मनोदशा में परिवर्तन, Unwearied कबना, क्लांत होना ।

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the wild swans at Coole Summary stanza comprehension


STANZA NO.1

Read the given stanza carefully and answer the questions that follow

The trees are in their autumn beauty,

The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water

Mirrors a still sky: Upon the brimming water among the stones

Are nine-and-fifty swans.

Questions:

(1) Write the trees in their autumn beauty.

(ii) What are water, stones and swans in this stanza? 

(iii) When does the water pool appear as a mirror to the sky?

(iv) Where are in India, the swans found?

Answers: 

(i) The trees are looked lush green just when the rainy season is over. 

(ii) Water is the environment, stones are the challenges to face in life and the fifth nine swans are executive organs (5) + sensory organs (5) + a number of winds engaged with the respiratory, circulatory, muscular and cellular systems including para-sympathetic nerves, endocrine glands and psychosomatic nerves total 59 in number.

(iii) In literal meaning, it is the month of October in which the sky appears clear and water bodies including rivers after the rainy season also flow with sparkling and bright resplendence. 

(iv) These are found not in India but in the land of Tibet presently, a colony of China in Mansarovar that circumambulates the Kailash mountain i.e. revered place of Shiva’s dwelling or residence. These swans are popularly known as flamingoes or Rajhansa.


STANZA NO.2

Read the given stanza carefully and answer the questions that follow 

The nineteenth autumn has come upon me 

Since I first made my count; I saw, before I had well finished,

All suddenly mount And scatter wheeling in great broken rings

Upon their clamorous wings, 

Questions

(i) What does the phrase” I first made my count” refer to ? 

(ii) What was that “all” mounted on the poet?

(iii) What does “wheeling scatter” refer to ? 

(iv) What were clamorous wings?

Answers

(i) The poet refers to the age at which he got self-realisation i.e. exact entity of self-understanding after contemplation in depth.

(ii) That all refers to worldly liabilities accountabilities and responsibilities to which the man gives his shoulder to bear. He could see, what reality is, in terms of worldly relations, links, liaisons and statuses. 

(iii) It refers to sudden conflict arising in a joint family that results in partition and separation of all grown or major members of the family.

(iv) It refers to the situation, and environment, formed prior to separation and partition among erstwhile joint families. Certain feuds, trifles, vanity, envy etc. viruses cause split in the joint families.


STANZA NO.3

I have looked upon those brilliant creatures,

And now my heart is sore.

All’s changed since 1, hearing at twilight,

The first time on this shore, The bell beat of their wings above my head,

Trod with a lighter tread.

Questions:

(i) Who are brilliant creatures? 

(ii) Why is the poet unhappy?

(iii) What has changed this time?

(iv) What are the bell-beat of Swans, and wings?

Answers:

(i) Swans are called brilliant creatures because these are attributed to bringing actions through the human body. In a material sense also, swans are understood as genius in their judgement (viz. they are able to sip milk from a mixture of milk and water. The quantum of water is left intact while the- milk is separated and sucked by their books).

(ii) He is unhappy because of the sudden dissolution or decentralisation of the fifty-nine units of Swans. Swans are used here in ambiguous cognition, These on the one hand are big birds, capable of analysis while on the other hand; these are internal and external parts of the human body including gaseous and liquid coordination therein. 

(iii) The poet at his changed disposition due to the pressure of worldly bondages, feels the flapping as if it is treading his heart, however; in a lighter way.

(iv) In his disturbed state of mind viz. when it is treated under responsibilities and attachments/allurements wherein he finds it difficult to enjoy the vision of nature as he had before. 


STANZA NO.4

Read the given stanza carefully and answer the questions that follow: 

Unwearied still, lover by lover,

They paddle in the cold

Companionable streams or climb the air;

Their hearts have not grown old; Passion Or conquest, wander where they will,

Attend upon them still.

Questions: 

(i) What do you understand by “Cold Companionable Streams”?

(ii) Why does the poet state, the passion for conquest as a wanderer?

(iii) What does the term “heart” refer to here? 

(iv) Describe the temperament when the body becomes old yet passions seek a chance to rule the man.

Answers:

(1) Its adoption and accommodating instincts or gregariousness. All organisms, according to their instincts and environment of family and society, could obtain as per their previous account of deeds; shortly get accustomed to very nature people, the diet (simple, existent or dull) and finally, their activities get manifestation. 

(ii) Passion for conquest keeps the individual anxious and melancholiac. He cannot manage in a balanced way, the three aspects of his health because of excesses.

(iii) This term refers to the misdirected state of the human mind or in other words, disturbed temperament. At this state, cyclones like vagaries cause severe damage to endocrine glands, muscles, parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves, and somatic nerves (appear as sudden changes in face-hues and gesticulation) also.

(iv) It is a state of autism or hallucination at its primary stage. It’s a psychopathic condition of human health. We have seen a number of senior people obsessed with one thing (living and non-living) in an exceptional way. 


STANZA NO.5

Read the giver stanza carefully and answer the questions that follow:

But now they rift on the still water,

Mysterious, beautiful;

Among what rushes will they build, By what lake’s edge or pool

Delight men’s eyes when I awake someday

To find they have flown away?

Questions:

(i) Which time line has been referred to here? 

(ii) To which the poet tells ‘still water’ ?

(iii) Why do man’s eyes feel a gust of exhilaration when all Swans, were flown away or the poet would know their’s absence in the brook? 

(iv) What does imply the terms “lake’s” edgs or pool”?

Answers:

(i) It’s the state after the transition period passed with successful trials. Upto here, October month’s coolness, do clean the ground and clear the stage. All lab works are done generalisation with an enclosure action plan is made. 

(ii) It’s the state of Self-Realisation, the practices reached at Kiyotsarga (withdrawal of hedonism) or Pratyahara in yoga. The sky is seen very clearly in the water till then collected in the form of noble deeds, good accounts in a pool/lake of consciousness where Swans (the jury of fifty-nine members) waddle,

(iii) It’s common or usual practice in mammals at the crest of vertebrates, the Homo-Sapien, the ultra-modern mess of mankind, so-called eligible members of global society and finally, the modern men. It’s because of a lack of self-realisation. We in such ignorance, appreciate people only when they are at their prime and consider their achievement as magic, trickery and speculation like that of luck.  

(iv) It refers to the fields of activity manifested after, perfection or all-round development, so obtained by the individuals. These are in physical terms, the fields of science, technology, sports/games, medical science, and engineering and in terms of training to emotions, literature, part of culture music, occult sciences, theology, philosophy, archaeology, psychology etc. 


The wild swans at Coole questions and answers


Q. 1. How do the trees in their autumn beauty”, “dry woodland “paths”, October “twilight”, and “still sky” connect to the poet’s own life?

Ans. The age at nineteenth is the stage of life from where youth age is started. In psychology, it is known as the period of transition. 

Herein, a mould of a unique personality with its physical, intellectual and emotional aspects is duly formed and therefrom, manifestation in action takes place and finds recognition: by society.

The poet tells this a stage of equipoise or equanimity. 

Trees in their autumn beauty are attributed to the balanced state of human emotions including sensory paths that are free from mud i.c. illusion and confusion viz a state of Self-realisation attained to without options or wholesome. 

It’s a real understanding of one’s mission and the entire road map or blueprint of future planning. 

Herefrom, the poet sees a clear highway to march ahead. As the sky becomes clear, the stars are seen twinkling with fresh light in the evening of October month. 

Here, October month is attributed to equipoise (A balanced state of head and heart) in which gems of virtues (stars) are acquired till then, through self-study, contemplation, keen observation and lab, work (i.c. analysis) starts glittering in the evening. These assure him of pathfinding in the

the night that will fall as a trial of his perseverance and the skill than acquired by him. 

The constellation August with its rise in the sky has dried the mud till then smeared on the path. It’s analogous to the rise of contentment (complacency) in a disposition that replaces greed. 

The cloudless and clear sky is as fascinating as people attained cosmo-consciousness and do their work without hope (Niskama Karma) or disinterested duty or duty without attachment.

Conclusion- It’s an excellent and apt use of pathetic fallacy and allegory. The poet presents disposition using imagery of nature and its objects like trees, water, swans etc.

Q. 2. What do “the lighter tread” and “the sore heart” refer to? 

Ans. The lighter tread refers to the equipoise state of conscience. In such

a state of enlightenment, the truth lying behind the things becomes apparent.

Owing to this, the curiosity during pre-adolescence is quenched. For instance, curiosity for toys or dolls is extinct when an infant steps into his teenage. 

Things of this material world appear enchanting or fascinating until there exists reality in them is to know. In the same way, the stimuli from fifty-nine swans start receding. 

This feeling has been referred to as the lighter tread of the bell beat of these swans’ wings. Self-restraint replaces them says the poet in a cryptic manner. The sore heart refers to an indifferent attitude towards one’s sensory organs,

executive organs, seven endocrine glands, nerves, and tendons including eight systems (respiratory, circulatory, excretory, muscular, cellular, digestive, reproductive and nervous system). It is because breath control, attention, concentration and meditation are duly learnt by the clairvoyant poet. 

Q.3. What is the contrast between the liveliness of the swans and human life?

Ans. The contrast between the liveliness of the swans and human life: is stated as follows- 

(i) Swans are able to swim on streams, tread on surfaces as also fly in the air

It is but human life is passed on treading the terrestrial path/highways/lanes etc.

(ii) They are able to sip the milk and leave the water out in the vessel/pol Human life mostly passes in caverns of passions and slavery to their physical case and comforts. 

(iii) Swans are free from the mind of passion and an urge to conquer viz. ego while human life is passed passionate and an urge of possession cloud its discretion.

In brief, swans live like an ascetic (viz. me living) while human beings live as man alive (viz. merely a mammal). 

Q.4. What contributes to the beauty and mystery of the swans’ lives?

Ans. Swans are all the time youthful. They paddle in the streams, climb the air, the tread on the land. They are self-restraint yet the eyes of people wish to see them because they are as white as snow. They stimulate others but live still in themselves,


SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS


Q.1. Which styles of figurative, language, the poet has put her in theirs’

setting in harmony? 

Ans. These are 

(i) Metonymy 

(ii) Allegory 

(iii) Personification and

(iv) Pathetic fallacy. 

Q.2. Imagine why does the poet resorts to October month and the Swans for his descriptions on stages of mental development. 

Ans. We all people know and as the poet himself has described the characteristics of that month, it comes after the rainy season or retreating monsoon season. Here we see clear sky and water in all waterbodies including lakes, rivers, fountains etc. 

Astrologers say the constellation “Agastya” rises in the sky and precipitation is completely ceased. 

Tulsi in his “Ramacharit Manas” has described— “उदित अगस्त पंथ जल शोषा, जिमि लोभहिं शोषे संतोषा” । (viz. the dump on the way is absorbed or evaporated when the “Agastya”, a constellation rises in the sky. It acts upon human emotions as if contentment has replaced the greed). 

As the poet wants to refer, to the state of the all-round development of personality, this month is a suitable character to transmit feeling in the poet’s heart. Swans are understood as judges because their beaks have the speciality to sip the milk and leave the water, intact from a mixture. 

These refer to senses July guided. Hence, the poet reveals their roosting upon the brimming water among the stones. Conclusion-On the basis of the above points, we can state that the erudition and clairvoyance of the poet are all apparent in his selection of characters as thought bearers so vibrant and touchy.

Q.3. Which things the poet does say scatter wheeling in great broken rings? Explain.

Ans. These things are the responsibilities and accountabilities yoked due to considerable passions, urges, and mimicry grown up all by individuals. 

It’s their diffusion in numerous names and positions manifested before the public. 

Actually, these being temporal in themselves, their collision with each other can not be ruled out. It has been referred to as their (Swans) clamorous wings.

In our collection of ethics “The Holy 100 ethics” (Nitisatak), it has been stated”: fa? far a:” “Who are enemies? 

One’s self passions” (viz. animal instincts, an untrained and neglected aspect of hunger health i.c. 

the emotions astray). These passions gradually develop into hallucination, maniac etc. and their outburst is subversive as the scenario of murder, rape, assault/attempt on life/modesty, stunts, scams, cheating, deceit, betrayal, paedophilia etc. 

presently disclosing, these are emotional outbursts in a state, the emotions being astray or misdirected. 

Families, societies and a little bit, of teaching institutions are also responsible for that kind of modulation of mind in adolescents.

In another way, it may also indicate the dissolution of a bigger H.U.F. into nuclear families in which, children suffer the most. Differences, callousness, clashes, and conflicts raise clefts/ cracks in the boundary wall of the larger H.U.F. and a split takes place. 

During the period in which cracks develop and walls are collapsed, several changes take place at the level of emotions and all adolescents of that bigger H.U.F. become astray.

Q.4. Who can look upon the fifty-nine swans or senses that reside within human beings?

Ans. It will the person, poet-like, who can attain a disposition in which as many as fifty-nine integral parts of human personality are duly managed much like the clean and glowing surface of the blue planet (ie. this earth) as that of October month. 

This surface is found and formed in the managed state of the living soul popularly known as cosmos-consciousness (i.e. Brahma Chetana). Everything here is like an atom and there are two worlds i.e. 

temporal and spiritual, run parallel to each other in which the temporal is a mere shadow of the spiritual world. The miniature of the universe is an individual itself. Whatever is existed in the universe, the same in micro or subtle form dwells within every organism including man (which has risen to the homo-sapien-sapiens, stage in terms of his physical development).

The wise man with his all-round development of personality, first observes worldly things (living and non-living) collects the names given to them, classify

them in terms of their functions, actions, uses (utility) and when this all is learnt; he adopts experiments, practices, exercises, and reminiscence in the light of orderly developed wit and experiences. 

He then arrives at the state of generalisation (viz. contemplation on each and every aspect related to that thing, from the angle of ethics, social codes, laws of land, courtesy and etiquette). 

Here is the state at which a particular confidence, or command is, formed and then a conclusion with resolution is arrived at. 

When worldly objects or activities are performed, whatsoever, they are; a lot of good for society as a whole, these do coincides development of the genuine Self. 

Q.5. What was the bell beat of swans’ wings that made the poet’s heart sore?

Ans. That bell beat was heard by the poet above his head and palpitated his heart an exceptional feeling, not so before. 

It was because the poet had duly understood that all these senses (Swans) required due directly from the cosmos- conscious. 

In brief, it was an outcome of his regular watch on fifty-nine Swans i.e. sensory organs executive organs and forty-nine systems including circulatory, muscular, voluntary, involuntary, reflexes, respiratory etc. 

As per the Ayurvedic outlook, there are forty-nine winds that assist in the functioning of all these systems. Sensory and executive organs are tangible while these forty-nine are intangible or invisible yet functionary. 

The above head denotes senses being unbridled and causing stress and tensions in the mind. This is the reason, the poet is sad in his heart.



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