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Windows Poem Class 7 Summary and Question Answers
The poem “Windows” is about a child who went past hundreds of books on his way to the classroom via a long corridor. He looks at the colourful pictures on the covers of the books and imagines these books as the windows onto a new fascinating world which is unknown to him while he feels the known world is so boring.
Poem 1 Windows (By Wes Magee) (Text)
On the way to my classroom
I walked down the long corridor,
past the hundreds of books,
their picture jackets
colourful and bright,
each one a window into the worlds
I have never visited.
I can see elephants
on a plain in Africa,
a jet airliner cruising
far above the white clouds,
and cavemen fighting a sabre tooth
while the family cowers in a cave.
Such places! Such worlds!
Back in a class, there are windows
looking onto a world I knew well.
I see the deserted playground,
the grey, November sky,
rows of houses and beyond these—
the chimney of a closed-down factory.
I’m always willing
To take the register to the office,
Or messages to the other classrooms
For then I can walk down
The long corridor and gaze once more
Through the book jacket windows
Onto worlds, I have never visited.
Windows Poem Class 7 Word Meanings
|Word||English Meaning||Hindi Meaning||Urdu Meaning|
|Corridor||A long passage in a building, especially with rooms on the other side||गलियारा||راہداری|
|Picture jacket||Cover page with pictures on it||चित्रों के साथ कवर पेज||اس پر تصاویر کے ساتھ صفحہ کا احاطہ کریں|
|Plain||A large area of flat land||मैदान||فیلڈ|
|Cruising||Travelling at a continuous speed||निरंतर गति से यात्रा करना||مستقل رفتار سے سفر کرنا|
|Iceberg||A very large mass of ice that floats in the sea||बर्फ का पहाड़||برف کا توده|
|Sabre-tooth||A large wild cat with two long curved front teeth||दो लंबे घुमावदार सामने वाले दांतों वाली जंगली बिल्ली||دو طویل مڑے ہوئے سامنے والے دانتوں والی جنگلی بلی|
|Cower||To lower one’s body in fear||पालथी मारकर बैठना||اسکواٹ میں بیٹھا ہوا|
|Deserted||Without any people||सुनसान||ویران|
|Chimney||A hollow structure that allows the smoke from a fire inside a building to escape to the outside||धुआँकश||دوده کش|
|Gaze||To look at something continuously||टकटकी||نظریں|
Windows Poem Class 7 Summary in English
The poem is about a student. The student on his way to the classroom walks down a long corridor and he went past hundreds of books lying there. He sees colourful and bright picture covers of books. Each book lying there is a window onto a new world which is unknown to him. He can see many places he had never visited.
He imagined seeing elephants on the plains of Africa, a jet airliner which is cruising far above the white clouds. He sees icebergs, waterfalls, and cavemen facing a wild cat to save his family which cowers in the cave. from getting preyed. The poet has not seen the kind of world in real which he sees through the windows of the books.
But when he comes back to his classroom and looks through the window, he sees the world familiar to him. In this world, he sees a deserted playground, a grey November sky, the rows of houses in the streets and lanes and he also sees a chimney of a closed factory and many other boring things.
He always remains ready to take the register to the office or messages to other classrooms because he gets the chance to walk through the long corridor where he once again looks through the covers of the book into the world unknown to him.
Windows Poem Class 7 Summary in Hindi
कविता एक छात्र के बारे में है। कक्षा के रास्ते में छात्र एक लंबे गलियारे से जाता है और वह वहां पड़ी सैकड़ों पुस्तकों को पार करता है। वह किताबों के रंगीन और चमकीले चित्र कवर देखता है। वहां पड़ी प्रत्येक पुस्तक एक नई दुनिया की ओर एक खिड़की है जो उसके लिए अज्ञात है। वह कई जगहों को देख सकता है जहां वह कभी नहीं गया था।
वह अफ्रीका के मैदानी इलाकों में हाथियों को देख सकता है, एक जेट विमान जो सफेद बादलों के ऊपर मंडरा रहा है उसको देख सकता है। वह गुफा में रहने वाले अपने परिवार को बचाने के लिए एक जंगली बिल्ली का सामना करने वाले गुफावासी को देख सकता है और हिमखंड, झरने देखता है। कवि ने वास्तव में उस तरह की दुनिया नहीं देखी है जो वह किताबों की खिड़कियों से देखता है।
लेकिन जब वह वापस अपनी कक्षा में आता है और खिड़की से देखता है, तो वह अपने परिचित दुनिया को देखता है। इस दुनिया में वह एक सुनसान खेल का मैदान, एक ग्रे नवंबर आकाश, गलियों और गलियों में घरों की कतारें देखता है और उसे एक बंद कारखाने की चिमनी और कई अन्य उबाऊ चीजें भी देखता है।
वह हमेशा रजिस्टर को कार्यालय या अन्य कक्षाओं में संदेश ले जाने के लिए तैयार रहता है क्योंकि उसे लंबे गलियारे से चलने का मौका मिलता है जहां वह एक बार फिर से अज्ञात दुनिया को पुस्तक के कवर के माध्यम से देखता है।
Windows Poem Class 7 Question Answers
Reading is Fun
1. Where does the speaker walk?
Ans. The poet walks down the long corridor onto his classroom.
2. What ‘view’ does he get from the window of the classroom? Is it dull or exciting? Pick out words in support of your answer.
Ans. The poet sees an elephant, jet airliners travelling above the clouds, waterfalls, icebergs, and cavemen fighting with a wild cat. The view is exciting for the poet. The words Such places! Such words! are the words of the excitement of the speaker from the poem.
3. Why does the family cower in the cave?
Ans. The family cowers in the cave due to fear of the tiger as they saw their men fighting a fearful wild cat.
4. What does the speaker mean by a world I know well?
Ans. He means to say that he knows the things around him well because he used to be in these surroundings and passed his life in it and knows it quite well.
5. Why is the playground deserted?
Ans. The playground is deserted because nobody is moving on the ground as children are in their classrooms.
6. Name the things, which the speaker sees in stanza 3.
Ans. The speaker sees a deserted playground, the grey November sky, a row of houses and the chimney of a closed-down factory.
7. Why is the speaker willing to take the register or messages to the office and the classroom?
Ans. The speaker is willing to take the register or messages to the office and the classroom because he can see different things while walking down the long corridor to the classroom and gaze once more to see different things outside the classroom.
8. Who is ‘I’ in this poem?
Ans. ‘I’ is the speaker of the poem and he is a student.
- Fill in the blanks with the words given below:
Looks, willing, classroom, waterfalls, Africa, walks, sees, visited
The poem is about a student who ________ down a long corridor and ________ different things. He, ________ at the world, through a window, he has never ________. He also sees elephants in ________, a jet airliner cruising far above the white clouds, ________, icebergs, and many other things. He is always ________ to carry messages or registers to other ________ or offices as it gives him a chance of seeing these things again, and again.
The poem is about a student who walks down a long corridor and sees different things. He, looks at the world, through a window, he has never visited. He also sees elephants in Africa, a jet airliner cruising far above the white clouds, waterfalls, icebergs, and many other things. He is always willing to carry messages or registers to other classrooms or offices as it gives him a chance of seeing these things again, and again.
- Write down at least five words, which have been, repeated in the poem.
Ans. World, walk, window, down, see, corridor, classroom, etc., are repeated in the poem.
- a) Write a short description of your classroom.
Ans. I read in class seventh. My classroom is on the ground floor of the school building. It is a big and spacious room. It is a well-ventilated room that has three windows and a door. Its walls are whitewashed. There is one chair, a teacher’s desk and a whiteboard in my classroom. It also has one dustbin, cupboard, lecture stand for teachers and desks for students. There are four rows of desks in my classroom two each for boys and girls. My class is neat and clean. I love my classroom.
- b) Name the objects mentioned in the poem, which are also, found in your school.
Ans. Books, registers, pictures, windows, and a playground are also found in our school.
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