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21st of September 2015
English
Q:

what do we mean by "among my skimming swallows;i make the netted sun beam dance"?

Prajwalraut158 Raut - CBSE - Class IX

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 15:56:PM

A:

Hi Prajwalraut,

The lines mentioned by you are parts of two different ideas.

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,

  Among my skimming swallows ;

mean 

I (the brook) move around in slipping and sliding motion passing through the dark and bright parts of the place while my swallows skim my surface for food.

and

I make the netted sunbeam dance

  Against my sandy shallows.

mean

The beams of the sun pass through my waves which create a netted obstruction for them. In the process, the beams scatter and sparkle as if they are dancing at my bed.

Monday, September 21, 2015 at 17:53:PM