When I cry the hills laugh; When I humble myself the flowers rejoice; When I bow, all things are elated

song-of-the-rain

#1

When I cry the hills laugh;
When I humble myself the flowers rejoice;
When I bow, all things are elated.
(a) Which word in the extract is a synonym of ‘happy’?
(b) What is the connection between T crying and the hills laughing?
© Explain the line ‘When I bow, all things are elated’.
or
(a) Explain the first two lines of the stanza.
(b) Which word in the extract is a synonym of ‘thrilled’?
© When do the flowers make merry?


#2

(a) The word is ‘elated’.
(b) When T cries i.e. when rain fells in heavy showers, it is very noisy. .When its sound echoes in the hills they seem to be laughing. Moreover, the hills feel very happy and they ‘laugh’ because their greenery is restored.
© It means that when rain falls in all its humility ’ and grace, meaning lightly, all hearts are
gladdened. There is an atmosphere of joy and happiness all over.
or
(a) Rain’s cry refers to a downpour. When it rains on the parched hills, they laugh with joy at the arrival of the rain. When it rains moderately, the flowers rejoice, for they too can bloom and make nature beautiful once again.
(b) The word is ‘elated’.
© The flowers make merry when the rain comes ‘ gently in the form of a drizzle.