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NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SAMITI

BHOPAL REGION

Presented By :Mr. Anand Singh , TGT English
JNV NAGDA (M.P,)
Rain on the Roof
By - Coates Kinney
Kinney was partly educated at Antioch
College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, studied law with
Thomas Corwin, and was admitted to t...
When the humid shadows hover
Over all the starry spheres
And the melancholy darkness
Gently weeps in rainy tears,
What a b...
Objective OF THE LESSON
To understand the poem thoroughly

To inculcate the habit of reading poems
To admire the bliss of ...
Summary OF THE LESSON
The humidity of the atmosphere is relatively high as it lingers below
the dark skies and the twinkli...
tinkle: short, light ringing sounds
shingles: rectangular wooden tiles used on roofs
woof: weft, i.e. the threads woven...
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9 rain on the roof

  1. 1. NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SAMITI BHOPAL REGION Presented By :Mr. Anand Singh , TGT English JNV NAGDA (M.P,)
  2. 2. Rain on the Roof By - Coates Kinney
  3. 3. Kinney was partly educated at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, studied law with Thomas Corwin, and was admitted to the bar in Cincinnati in 1856. After practising law about three years, he became a journalist, and worked on papers in Cincinnati, Xenia, Springfield, Illinois and elsewhere, among them the daily Cincinnati Times and the Ohio State Journal. He was a paymaster in the U. S. Army from June 1861 until November 1865, and was mustered out with the commission of brevet lieutenant-colonel of volunteers. He was a delegate to the convention that nominated Ulysses S. Grant for the presidency in 1868, and its Ohio secretary. He was senator from the 5th district in the Ohio legislature 1882-1883, and delivered a speech against “The Official Railroad Pass.” He wrote poetry, and his verses were collected in Keeuka and Other Poems (Cincinnati, 1855) and Lyrics of the Ideal and the Real (1888). Of his verses, “The Rain on the Roof,” which was set to music, was the most popular.
  4. 4. When the humid shadows hover Over all the starry spheres And the melancholy darkness Gently weeps in rainy tears, What a bliss to press the pillow Of a cottage-chamber bed And lie listening to the patter Of the soft rain overhead! Every tinkle on the shingles Has an echo in the heart; And a thousand dreamy fancies Into busy being start, And a thousand recollections Weave their air-threads into woof, As I listen to the patter Of the rain upon the roof. Now in memory comes my mother, As she used in years agone, To regard the darling dreamers Ere she left them till the dawn: O! I feel her fond look on me As I list to this refrain Which is played upon the shingles By the patter of the rain.
  5. 5. Objective OF THE LESSON To understand the poem thoroughly To inculcate the habit of reading poems To admire the bliss of nature in the form of rain
  6. 6. Summary OF THE LESSON The humidity of the atmosphere is relatively high as it lingers below the dark skies and the twinkling shimmering light of the stars forms into roundness of visible source of light. Though the darkness mourns the melancholic spirit of indescribable sadness, the soft rain sets in to compensate it with the spirit of peace for the lonely night at hand. Kinney suddenly realizes how much joy and pleasure of sleep he can attain when his head presses against his pillow to conclude the long day into a goodnight’s rest. He can sleep soundly like a little child in his cottage bedroom and listen to the patter of the soft summer showers overhead on the roof.
  7. 7. tinkle: short, light ringing sounds shingles: rectangular wooden tiles used on roofs woof: weft, i.e. the threads woven across the loom ere: old poetic word for ‘before’ refrain: a repeated part of a song or a poem; here, the sound of the rain list: old poetic word for ‘listen’

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