1.1 THE PERSON I AM LOOKING FOR
If you accept counsel without getting sore
And re-assess yourself in the light thereof.
If you pledge not to be obstinate any more
And meet others without any frown or scoff.
You may be the person I am looking for.
If you have the will to live and courage to die
You are a beacon-light for people far and wide.
If you ignore the jeers and, thus, expose the lie
‘That virtue and success do not go side by side’.
You are the person I am looking for.
Q.1 How should we accept counsel?
Ans: We should accept counsel without getting sore and irritated.
Q.2 What kind of person the poet is looking for?
Ans: The poet is looking for the kind of person who has the will to live and courage to die.
Q.3 "You are a beacon-light for people far and wide." Name and explain the Figures of speech
Ans: Metaphor: A man is implicitly compared to a beacon-light.
Q.4 What gives thematic effect to the poem?
Ans: The repetition of last line of the stanzas gives thematic effect to the poem.