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Explanation of Poem the Brook

By kkhan2702711 May 13, 2013 962 Words
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I come from haunts of coot and hern.- The brook starts from a place the coots (a kind of duck) & herns (commonly known as herons) spend most of their times. 

I make a sudden sally,-The brook suddenly rushes down. 

And sparkle out among the fern,-As the brook flows it sparkles because of sun rays, and it flows through a ground which mostly have grasses and flowerless plants (ferns). 

To bicker down a valley.-The brook flows down a valley making noisy sounds. 

By thirty hills I hurry down,-Here the brook swiftly flows down many hills. There are not literally 'Thirty hills' but the poet make's the line creative by using 'Thirty' and not 'many'. 

Or slip between the ridges,-The brook 'slips'(quickly moves) between long narrow hilltops. 

By twenty thorps, a little town,-The brook flows down past many villages (Thorp-Old word for village) -again the poet tries to make the line creative by using 'Twenty'-not literally 'Twenty villages' and a little town as well. 

And half a hundred bridges.-The brook flows and passes by/through many bridges-not literally 'Half a hundred' bridges. 

Till last by Philip's farm I flow-The brook flows by a farm probably owned by a man named Philip. 

To join the brimming river,-After the farm he flows to join a overflowing river. 

For men may come and men may go, But I go on forever. Men/people have a short life spam but the brook is immortal so it has a longer life spam and hence goes on 'forever'. 

I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, -As the brook flows it chatters (makes a interesting and musical sound) over a stony creek bed. 

I bubble into eddying bays, -When the brook flows backward it 'pushes' the air and makes bubbles. 

I babble on the pebbles, -As the brook moves it makes sound because of the pebbles. 

With many a curve my banks I fret-The brook flows curvily because at one point the path curves and it wears away. 

By many a field and fallow,-The brook flows by many fields and bare places (fallows), probably the soil is infertile which is why the land is bare and no plants grow. 

And many a fairy foreland set, With willow-weed & mallow. -There are many pieces of land sticking out in the brook (called foreland) which have some plants such as 'Willow-weed & mallow'. Where colorful & bright birds, insects & butterflies come which look like fairies from far away. 

I chatter, chatter as I flow-The brook makes sound as it flows.

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the poem is about a long stream . The poet starts the poem by describing the journey of the stream,it starts from a place that is frequently visited by coot(a water bird with a white spot on the head) and hern(heron;another type of water bird) and make a sudden emerge. They flows out among te bushes and flow down a Vally with lot of noise. It crosses thirty hills , slip down the ridges, twenty villages, fifty bridges. The poet also do a comparison between stream and human that man take birth and die but i live forever. The poem is mainly about the journey of stream and how at philip's farm it join the river. The poet also has created a beautiful picture of nature like blossom sailing on stream , the falling sun lights forming a sparkle net on stream ,the mixture of sand and stones forming a silvery water break, of a type of flower that grow for happy lovers. The poem will refresh the streams of brains and invite you to  enjoy the nice cool winds flowing near the stream

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In the poem brook the poet compares the life the brook with that of the man.He says that the BROOK when comes from haunted places is fresh and lively.It is compared to a man at his young age.he behaves as so he is energetic and fresh.The BROOK slows down when it reaches the plains which in compared with a man who has the burden of his family,his job and surroundings.But the poet concludes that the brook is immortal because because it joins the mighty ocean and becomesw a part of it but man is born th die and is mortal.He compares differerent stages of brook eith that of the man.He uses a lot of attractive words describing its movement and sound.It is really a wonderful poem written by TENNYSON.

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in its initial stages, the brook rshes down the hills and valleys, while chattering energetically. The poet has used words like "chatter", "bubble", "babble" etc. to highlight the playful child-like attitude of the brook. Both, the human life and the brook, encounter and overcome obstacles, make a perilious journey in order to reach their ultimate destination.The brook goes down to join the river and the human beings see the end of the circle of life. The brook crosses a number of villages, hills, valleys etc., carries with it whatever comes in its way(fishes, flowers, weeds, pebbles/stones) in order to reach where it has to. The human life works in a similar fashion. The brook is full of fishes(graylings, trouts), an indication oflife inside it. This is just like the human body that too can carry life.  In the final stages of its journey, the brook sobers down, it is described with words like "steal", "slide", "murmur", "loiter", "linger" etc.. The human life also in the later years shows similar signs. While the brook flows eternally, the human life is limited to a fewnumber of years, it is morta

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