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About The Poet:

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems. She is perhaps best known for her poem Goblin Market.

ক্রিস্টিনা জর্জিনা রোসেটি (১৮৩০-১৮৯৯) ছিলেন একজন ইংরেজি কবি যিনি বিভিন্ন রকমের রোমান্টিক, ভক্তিমূলক এবং শিশুদের কবিতা লিখেছিলেন। তিনি সম্ভবত তাঁর কবিতা Goblin Market এর জন্য সবচেয়ে বেশি পরিচিত।

The Rainbow Bengali Meaning | Lesson 3 | Class 6

Boats sail on the rivers,

নদী উপর দিয়ে নৌকা ভেসে যায়,

And ships sail on the seas;

এবং সমুদ্রের উপর ভেসে যায় জাহাজ;

But clouds that sail across the sky

কিন্তু আকাশ জুড়ে যে মেঘ ভাসে

Are prettier than these.

তা এগুলির চেয়ে আরও সুন্দর।

There are bridges on the rivers,

নদীর উপর সেতু আছে,

As pretty as you please;

তুমি যেমন চাও সেরকমই সুন্দর;

But the bow that bridges heaven,

কিন্তু যে ধনুক (রামধনু) স্বর্গকে (আকাশকে) যুক্ত করে,

And overtops the trees,

এবং গাছকে ছাড়িয়ে যায়,

And builds a road from earth to sky,

এবং পৃথিবী থেকে আকাশ পর্যন্ত একটি রাস্তা তৈরি করে,

Is prettier far than these.

তা এগুলির থেকে অনেক বেশি সুন্দর।

The Rainbow | Questions and Answers | Lesson 3 | Class 6

Activity 1

Tick [ √ ] the correct alternative:

(a) Ships sail on the

(i) pond
(ii) lake
(iii) sea [ √ ]

(b) Clouds are prettier than

(i) rain and sky
(ii) boats and ships [ √ ]
(iii) rivers and seas

(c) The poet talks about a bow that bridges

(i) heaven [ √ ]
(ii) sea
(iii) river

(d) The poet mentions that the road is from

(i) sky to earth
(ii) earth to river
(iii) earth to sky [ √ ]

Activity 2

Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(a) Boats sail on _____________.

Ans: Boats sail on the rivers.

(b) The sailing boats and ships are less beautiful than _____________.

Ans: The sailing boats and ships are less beautiful than clouds.

(c) Bridges are built over _____________.

Ans: Bridges are built over the rivers.

(d) The bow builds _____________.

Ans: The bow builds a road from earth to sky.

Activity 3

Answer the following question:

Boats and ships sail on the water, while clouds sail across the sky. State the difference in their manner of sailing.

Ans: Boats and ships are sailed by human beings but the sailing of clouds in the sky is a natural phenomenon.

Activity 4

Fill in the following chart with information from the text:


(a) Boats sailon the rivers.
(b) Clouds sailacross the sky.
(c) The bowbridges heaven.
(d) The bowovertops the trees.

Activity 5

Answer the following question in complete sentences:

(a) What is prettier than boats, ships and clouds?

Ans: A rainbow is prettier than boats, ships and clouds.

(b) What are the clouds compared to?

Ans: The clouds are compared to boats and ships.

(c) How do you think the rainbow builds a road from the earth on the sky?

Ans: I think the rainbow builds a road from the earth to the sky, because it overtops the trees.

(d) Which, according to the poet, is the prettiest of all objects mentioned in  the poem?

Ans: According to the poet, the rainbow is the prettiest of all objects mentioned in the poem.

Activity 6(a)

Read the Passage:

Standing on the sea-shore, the four friends were watching the night sky. They looked at the stars in wonder. They felt the soothing breeze and heard the waves roaring in the deep sea.

Pick out the countable and uncountable nouns and fill in the table:

Countable NounUncountable Noun
Sea-shore, sea, friendSky, star, waves,

Activity 6(b)

Circle the collective nouns and underline the abstract nouns in the following sentences:

(i) The (fleet) move across the ocean.

(ii) Honesty is the best policy.

(iii) A (troop) came marching on.

(iv) The old man is known for his wisdom.

Activity 6(c)

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the given verbs in the brackets:

(i) She ________ singing a song. (be)

Ans:- She is singing a song.

(ii) My father ________ his work last night. (do)

Ans:- My father did his work last night.

(iii) They _________ to the playground. (go)

Ans:- They go to the playground.

(iv) The football match _________ seen by many people. (be)

Ans:- The football match was seen by many people.

Activity 7(a)

Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the help box:

(i) She has a ________ blue skirt.

Ans:- She has a pretty blue skirt.

(ii) ________ help us to cross rivers.

Ans:- Bridges help us to cross rivers.

(iii) Ships ________ across the ocean.

Ans:- Ships sail across the ocean.

(iv) We must plant trees to save our _________.

Ans:- We must plant trees to save our earth.

  Help Box : sail, pretty, bridges, earth

Activity 7(b)

Make meaningful sentences of your own with the following words:

(i) Build : I have no plan to build new house.

(ii) Across : He stares across the field.

(iii) Bridge : The Joyee bridge is the longest bridge in West Bengal.

(iv) Road : The road is very long.

Activity 8(a)

After a heavy shower, we often see that a rainbow appears in the sky. Write a paragraph in about sixty words describing the scene as you see it. Use the following hints:

time of the day – place – the clear, cloudless sky – how the rainbow looks like – colours of the rainbow – your feelings.

Ans: Last Sunday we were playing cricket in a field near our house. Suddenly a heavy rain started. After the rain stopped, we noticed a sparking and bright rainbow in the cloudless sky. We exclaimed with joy and took photos with our mobile phones. It was a great experience. It comprises seven colours. It seemed the rainbow had created a bridge between the earth and the sky. I will remember this day for a long time.

Activity 8(b)

Suppose you are standing on a bridge looking down. Write a paragraph in about sixty words describing the things that you see below.


I am standing on a bridge and see many things below. I see two boats are sailing on the river. A shoal of fishes are running here and there. A few young boys are swimming in the river. A small island of sand is shining as the bright sun is reflecting on it.

Let’s work together:

  • Draw pictures of a few things you need on a rainy day.
  • Write two sentences on the use of each of them.

Do it yourself.

Read More👇

Lesson 1 It All Began With Drip Drip
Lesson 2 The Adventurous Clown
Lesson 3 The Rainbow
Lesson 4 The Shop That Never Was
Lesson 5 Land of The Pharaohs
Lesson 6 How The Little Kite Learned to Fly
Lesson 7 The Magic Fish Bone
Lesson 8 Goodbye to The Moon
Lesson 9 I Will Go With My Father A-ploughing
Lesson 10 Smart Ice Cream
Lesson 11 The Blind Boy
Lesson 12 Rip Van Winkle

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