6.1 A Nation's Strength
What makes a nations pillars high
And its foundation strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock :
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand
Mot on abiding rock.
Q. 1 How should be the foundation of nation?
Ans The foundation of nation should be strong.
Q.2 How can we make our nation strong?
Ans:Neither wealth nor strength makes the nation strong. Hard work with honesty and devotion can make our nation strong.
Q. 3 What figure of speech is used in "it is not gold"?
Ans: Metonymy: The word "gold" is used to mean wealth.
Q. 4 What is the rhyme scheme followed in the poem?