CBSE NCERT A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal Chapter 10 Poem Summary and Notes Class 9

Summary of A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal

The poem “A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal” appears in Chapter 10 of the CBSE Class 9 English Beehive book. William Wordsworth wrote it. For students who have difficulty understanding the poetry, we have included a full explanation underneath the summary. Students may effectively prepare for their CBSE Class 9 English Exams by looking through these CBSE Class 9 English Notes. Additionally, students may use the poem’s synopsis as a fast reference for revision. These English notes have been provided by topic specialists in plain language for the benefit of students. It will assist you in achieving a good score on the English paper if you study from it.

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Explanation of the Poem

Stanza 1

A slumber did my spirit seal

I had no human fears.

She seemed a thing that could not feel

The touch of earthly years.


The poet expresses his sorrow at the loss of a loved one in the stanza. He claims that he no longer has typical human worries since death is the greatest fear for humans. When a person is living, he experiences several apprehensions and concerns such as sickness, starvation, and so on. However, death puts a stop to all of these anxieties, since worldly years or common fears seem to have no influence on his lover. She died gently, leaving behind everything.

Stanza 2

No motion has she now, no force

She neither hears nor sees

Rolled round in earth’s diurnal course

With rocks and stones and trees.


The poet explains in this line that his beloved’s body is immobile due to death’s victory over her. Additionally, death has robbed her of her strength. She is blind and deaf. All of her senses have been extinguished. She has now adapted to earth’s normal activities. As the earth completes its daily and nightly rhythm with the rocks, stones, and trees, so does the poet’s lover now. She has assimilated with nature. The poet continues with a description of her afterlife.

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