NCERT Solutions for Class 9th: Ch 9 Lord Ullin's Daughter Literature Reader English
5. On the basis of your understanding of the poem, answer the following questions by ticking the correct choice.
(i) escape the wrath of her father
(iv) he is sorry for the childlike innocence of the lady
(ii) anxiety to grief
(iii) transferred epithet
6. In pairs copy and complete the summary of the poem with suitable words/expressions.
A Scottish Chieftain and his beloved were (a) fleeing from her wrathful father. As they reached the shores, the (b)chieftain told a boatman to (c) ferrythem across Lochgyle. He asked him to do it fast because if (d) Lord Ullin’s men found them, they would kill him. The boatman (e) agreed to take them not for the (f) silver that the chieftain offered but for his(g)beautiful bride. By this time, the storm had (h) become more violent and a wild wind had started blowing. The sound of (i) Lord Ullin’s mencould be heard close at hand. The lady urged the boatman (j) to hurry as she did not want to face an angry father.
Their boat left the (k)stormy shore and as it got caught in the stormy sea, Lord Ullin reached the deadly(l) shore. His anger changed to wailing when he saw his daughter (m) in danger. He asked her to return back. But it was (n) futile as the stormy sea claimed his daughter and her lover.
Lord Ullin was against his daughter’s marriage with her lover, the chieftain. So, to marry her lover she defied her father and eloped with him.
The boatman was brave and helpful.
|Stanza 6||‘the waves are raging white’|
|Stanza 7||‘Water-wraith was shrieking’|
|‘the scowl of heaven’|
|Stanza 9||‘raging of the skies’|
|Stanza 10||‘Stormy sea’|
|Stanza 13||‘Stormy water’|
|Stanza 14||‘the loud waves lashed the shore’|
10. Read the following lines and answer the questions that follow
“His horsemen hard behind us ride;
Should they our steps discover,
Then who will cheer my bonny bride
When they have slain her lover?”
(c) The lover would be slain because Lord Ullin did not approve of the match and was angry at the chieftain for eloping with his daughter.
Yes, the symbolism is a premonition of the tragic death of ill-fated lovers. It is a device of 'fore shadowing' The noisy waves were crying for blood. And they overtook them ultimately. So their shriek suggests in advance what happens at the end.
The use of harsh consonants creates an unpleasant effect. In the context of Lord Ullin’s men chasing his daughter and her lover, the use of harsh consonants in the words describing the situation is quite effective.
13. In Stanza 10, the poet says −
The boat has left a stormy land,
A stormy sea before, her, --
(a) The land is ‘stormy’ because of the presence of the furious Lord Ullin. The sea is stormy because of the furious waves.
(b) Lord Ullin's daughter has to make a decision between choosing the 'stormy land' or the 'stormy sea' that is, the fury of her father or the tempestuous weather. Mortally afraid of her father's fury she chooses to venture into the stormy sea and run the risk of getting drowned in the stormy sea.
The shore is called fatal as beyond the shore the sea was so turbulent that anyone embarking to sail through the sea would face death. The shore acted as the gateway to death. Lord Ullin’s daughter crossed the shore only to meet her tragic end.
Lord Ullin noticed that the storm won’t spare his daughter. He feels helpless and guilty. His anger cools down and he starts moaning for his child.
Lord Ullin’s daughter wanted to reach out to her father as her father cried in grief for her return and even promised to forgive her lover if she returned back.