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Class 9 NCERT Solutions English Chapter P.4 - Lord Ullin's Daughter

Lord Ullin's Daughter Exercise 76

Solution 4

This is an activity to be carried out by the students.

Lord Ullin's Daughter Exercise 77

Solution 5a

(i) escape the wrath of her father.


Solution 5b

(iv) he is sorry for the childlike innocence of the lady.


Solution 5c

(ii) anxiety to grief.

Solution 5d

(iii) transferred epithet

Solution 6

A Scottish Chieftain and his beloved were (a) fleeing from her wrathful father. As they reached the shores, the chieftain told a boatman to (c) ferry them across Lochgyle. He asked him to do it quickly 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 pound that the Chieftain offered but for his (g) winsome lady. By this time, the storm had (h) grown louder and a wild wind had started blowing. The sound of (I) horses hoofs could 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 to the shore. But it was (n) in vain as the stormy sea claimed his daughter and her lover.

Lord Ullin's Daughter Exercise 78

Solution 7

Lord Ullins daughter wanted to marry a Scottish Chieftain. But she knew her father would not agree to this marriage and would only kill both her lover and herself. To escape from her father's wrath she eloped with her lover.

Solution 8

The boatman was sympathetic. It was the innocent face of Lord Ullin's daughter prompted him to help the lovers, not the silver that was offered by the chieftain. 

He was also valiant because in spite of the raging storm and knowing that he could lose his life he agreed to take the lovers across the waters.


You can use any of the above given characteristics.

Solution 9







Solution 10a

a) His refers to Lord Ullin and 'us' refers to Lord Ullin's daughter and her lover the Scottish Chieftain.


Solution 10b

'cheer my bonny bride'- means who will comfort my beautiful wife / who will make my beautiful wife happy?

'bonny bride' refers to the beautiful and charming Lord Ullin's daughter.

She wants to marry a Scottish Chieftain but her father will never allow her to. She elopes with the chieftain and Lord Ullin's men are following them to arrest him.

The Chieftain therefore says if Lord Uliin's men kill him there will be no one to comfort, support and protect his beloved.


Solution 10c

Lord Ullin's daughter wishes to marry a Scottish chieftain but she knows that her father will never ever agree to it. She therefore elopes with the chieftain. Lord Ullin is angry and orders his men to chase them on horseback and bring them back. The chieftain is convinced that if they catch him he will be slayed by lord Ullin's men.


Solution 11

The 'water wraith' is the spirit of the waters. Due to the storm, the waters had become noisy and turbulent as if the wraith was shrieking. It brings out the fury of the raging waters.

This shrieking or lamenting of the water wraith is symbolic. It is a premonition of the final drowning and imminent death of the two lovers.

Due to the storm and the turbulent waters, the boat finally capsized leading to the tragic death of lord Ullin's daughter and her lover.

Solution 12

The poet uses words like 'adown', 'rode' which contain harsh consonants to bring out the anger and fury of men as compared to the fury of nature.

Lord Ullin's Daughter Exercise 79

Solution 13a

In the first line 'stormy' land refers to the fury of Lord Ullin towards his daughter because she wanted to marry the chieftain. Rather than face his wrath, the lovers decided to elope and flee the 'stormy' land.

In the second line 'stormy' refers to nature's fury and the storm at sea making the waters noisy and turbulent.





Solution 13b

The lady faces a dilemma. She can  either turn back and face her father's wrath or she can continue on her journey with her lover and flee the land and face the wrath of nature which is the storm.

Knowing that her father will only slay her lover if she returns, she makes the decision to continue her journey and face the wrath of the turbulent waters and the storm instead.


Solution 14a

The shore is called 'fatal' because the raging storm had made the waters beyond the shore so turbulent that anyone who tried to cross it would definitely meet their death.

The shore was like a gateway to death. Lord Uliin's daughter and her lover crossed the shore and met with a tragic end.

Solution 14b

Lord Uliin's wrath changes to wailing when he reaches the shore and sees his beloved daughter on the boat about to perish due to the fury of the raging storm. His heart melts when he sees one of her hands stretched out towards him for help and the other hand around her lover. He then realizes that he is about to lose his daughter because of his own anger and he in his grief begs of her to return.


Solution 15

Yes, Lord Ullin's daughter wanted to reach out to her father because she loved him dearly and in her desperation she felt that the only person who could save her from the raging storm was her father.

Solution 16

Examples of alliteration are:

Bonny bride

Hardy Highland Bonny bird

Human hand

Storm and shade

Water wild

Roar'd amidst the roar


Solution 17

The rhyme-scheme of the poem is a-b-a-b.(alternate rhyme-scheme)














Solution 18

The student is recommended to answer this question using his own imagination using the following points.


  • Lord Ullin's state of mind when he came to know about his daughter and the chief of Ulva's isle.

  • His decision to follow them and track them down.

  • What kind of punishment he thought about for the chieftain once he is caught.

  • Your thoughts as you see a father angrily charging towards his beloved daughter with armed men.

  • The sight at the shore when the Lord realises that he has lost his child.

  • Your feelings about the whole episode.



Solution 19

This answer depends on each student's views and imagination.

A few guidelines 


Begin the letter as follows:

 5th Jan 1775

Lord Ullin's Castle,



My dearest friend Andre,


Different introductions:

  • With deepest sorrow/remorse in my heart I write to inform you of the death of 'the love of my life'-my beloved daughter.

  • It is impossible for me to express the pain and anguish that is piercing my heart as I write to inform you of the death of my beloved daughter.

  • Where do I begin? I am at a loss for words….how do I write about this great tragedy that has befallen me and my entire family?


You can use the following points in the body of the letter.

  • From her birth how the two of you were inseparable (love between father and daughter).

  • How she grew into a beauty who was envied by the entire kingdom. How proud -you were so proud of her.

  • She met the young dashing chieftain. It was love at first sight and she wanted to marry him.

  • Why you opposed the marriage. You were the head of Scottish people, and you honour the traditions of your society.

  • You begged of her. Finally threatened her about the marriage. However, it has no effect as she loves him too dearly.

  • She elopes.

  • The chase with your cavalry for 3 days.

  • You reach the shore and witness her tragic end.

  • Your anger changing to grief and regret.

  • The sorrow in your heart. Advice to your friend to learn from your mistakes.

  • Don't let your pride and your arrogance come in the way of your children's happiness.


Solution 20

This answer depends on each student's views and imagination. Use the following points to frame your answer.

A few guidelines

"Lord Ullin's daughter was right in her decision to defy her father.

In favour:

  • Lord Ullin loved his daughter very much and wanted the best for her.

  • To the Scottish people, tradition meant a lot.

  • He was a lord. According to convention,-he had the right to chose the bridegroom for his daughter. She should have honoured and respected her father's wishes knowing well that he loved her.

  • She did not have to elope; she could have tried to persuade her father to agree to her relationship with the chieftain.



  • The daughter must have taken the drastic step of eloping because her father may have been very harsh to her.

  • If Lord Uliin really loved his daughter, he should have tried to understand her.

  • He should have realized what the consequences of suppressing his daughter's wishes could be.

  • His pride and adherence to traditions should have not blinded him to his daughter's feelings and desires.

  • He should have controlled his anger.-

  • As a father, he should have helped the daughter to look at the pros and cons of marrying the chieftain.