READ AND UNDERSTAND
A. Answer the following questions.
1. Can courage be developed suddenly? Why?
Answer: No, courage cannot be
developed suddenly, because it is something, deep-rooted in the soul of a man.
2. When should we have courage?
Answer: All those who make
great efforts towards a goal, should have courage.
3. Give an example for dazzling light.
Answer: 'Fire fly' is an
example for dazzling light.
4. Can a courageous man be defeated? Why?
Answer: No, a courageous man
cannot be defeated. This is so because a brave man can never be freed of it.
5. What is the ‘breath of life’?
Answer: Courage is the'breath
6. What are the characteristics of a courageous man?
Answer: Patience and strength
are the characteristics of a courageous man.
B. Read the following lines and answer the questions.
1. It isn’t an instantaneous thing
Born of despair with a sudden spring
a. What does ‘it’ refer to?
Answer: 'It' refers to
b. What does ‘born of despair mean’?
Answer: 'Born of despair'
means 'born of hopelessness'.
2. It’s a slow, unwavering, ingrained trait
With the patience to work and the strength to wait.
a. What is an ‘ingrained trait’?
Answer: Courage is an
b. Why does a courageous man need patience?
Answer: A courageous man
needs patience because courage is a slow, steady and firm quality.
3. It’s part of his hours, his days and his years,
Back of his smiles and behind his tears.
a. What does ‘tears’ mean?
Answer: 'Tears' means
Rhyme Scheme: A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme; lines designated with the same letter rhyme with each other.
C. Work in pairs and answer the following.
1. Pick out the alliterated words.
“ Darling – deed;
sudden – spring;
something – soul;
serve – some;
thing – that;
can – call;
he – have;
who – would;
no – need;
can – come;
may – meet;
his – hours”
are the alliterated words.
2. Pick out the rhyming words.
“Dash – flash;
thing – spring;
hope – rope;
man – plan;
resort – sport;
call – fall;
not – hot;
goal – soul;
light – sight;
trait – wait;
blue – do;
show – go;
defeat – meet;
years – tears and deed – creed” are the rhyming words.
3. Write the rhyme scheme of the poem.
Answer: The rhyming scheme of
the poem is 'a
a b b'.