SSLC English Notes Chapter 2 The Ballad of Father Gilligan Unit 3

SSLC English Notes Chapter 2 The Ballad of Father Gilligan Unit 3

Kerala Syllabus SSLC  English chapter 2 The Ballad of Father Gilligan (Poem) of   10th standard is an anecdote. Notes in pdf are available for download. Learn SCERT 10th class SSLC syllabus English chapter2 of Unit 3 in pdf format.  The "Ballad of Father Gilligan" by the famous 20th-century Irish poet William Butler Yeats tells the simple story of faith in God and his generosity. Fr. Gilligan's Ballad discusses themes of faith, work and ministry.

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Board SCERT, Kerala
Text Book SCERT Based
Class SSLC 
Subject English Notes
Chapter Unit 3 - Chapter 2
Chapter Name  The Ballad of Father Gilligan (Poem)
Category Kerala SSLC

Kerala Syllabus SSLC Class 10 English Notes Unit - 3 Chapter 2 The Ballad of Father Gilligan (Poem)

Chapter 2 The Ballad of Father Gilligan (Poem)


W B Yeats, Irish poet, dramatist, and prose writer William Butler Yeats was the preeminent writer of the Irish literary renaissance at the turn of the 20th century. His was also an important figure in European literary Modernism in the 1920s and '30s. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State. William Butler Yeats Yeats began by writing epic poems such as The Isle of Statues and The Wanderings of Oisin. His other early poems are lyrics on the themes of love or mystical and esoteric subjects.
Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature  

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"The Ballad of Father Gilligan" by W.B. Yeats is a ballad composed of twelve four-line stanzas. A ballad is a simple narrative poetry written in straightforward language. The poem's main theme is God's everywhere presence and love for all. The poem is about a miracle which happened in Father Gilligan's life as an aged priest. Peter Gilligan, an older priest, is presented at the start of the poem. He aids those who are members of his church. Due to illness, half of his people are on their deathbeds or buried beneath the ground. He attends to the ill and conducts funerals for the bereaved. He sees them at all hours of the day and night, and as a result, he is weary. 
He is about to fall asleep in his chair one day owing to tiredness. Evening is indicated by the presence of insects. Someone requests the priest's assistance at that moment. The priest is irritated by the fact that he has been summoned. His constant compassion to others in need, combined with his exhaustion, causes him to get agitated. He claims that he would not possess rest, happiness, or tranquilly as a result of his exhaustion, as people in his parish die on a regular basis. He immediately regrets uttering such things. He asks God to pardon him because his body, not his mind, shouted those words. Father Gilligan kneels on the floor, begging God's pardon. 
He prays while leaning on the chair, and he falls asleep due to tiredness. Now that the insects have left, the stars are beginning to show. The sky is full with stars as night falls. Leaves are falling from the trees due to the wind. God casts a pall over the earth and talks to people gently. The chirping of sparrows signals the start of the day. The insects have returned. Father Gillian awakens from his slumber at that time. He is taken aback when he realises he has slept for a long time. He blames himself, claiming that the individual who required his assistance may have died. He awakens his horse and takes off at a breakneck speed. He arrives at the ill man's house after a wild ride via tight roads and muddy meadows. The sick man's wife wonders if he has returned after visiting the Father. Father Gilligan inquires about the man's death, to which the wife responds that he died an hour ago. The priest goes back and forth, dejected. The woman responds that the priest died peacefully after he left. Father Gilligan kneels on the floor when he hears such a word. He claims that God created the stars to console the souls at night. One of God's angels may have intervened to assist him. God is a king who wears purple attire and is in charge of all the planet. 
It shows that God bears a great deal of responsibility. Even with such great responsibilities, God showed mercy on Father Gilligan when he slept. Father Gilligan expresses his gratitude to God for his kindness and mercy. The poem depicts God's love and care for all people, who value all life equally.

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