Read the following extract carefully and complete the activities given below: [5 marks]

B1. What does the poet want us to do in the following situation? (2)

(a) While struggling _______
(b) While making money _______
(c) While dreaming _______
(d) While losing _______

Ans. (a) While struggling, the poet wants us to have a will to win.
(b) While making money, the poet wants us to hold on to friends.
(c) While dreaming, the poet wants us to dream little and do much.
(d) While losing, the poet wants us to go on ward despite defeat.


It’s doing your job the best you can,
And being just to your fellow man;
It’s making money–but holding friends,
And being true to your aims and ends.

It’s figuring how and learning why,
And looking forward and thinking high;
And dreaming a little and doing much,
It’s keeping always in closest touch.

With what is finest in word and deed,
It’s being through, yet making speed;

It’s daring blithely the field of chance,
While making labour a brave romance.

It’s going onward despite defeat
And fighting staunchly, but keeping sweet;
It’s struggling on with the will to win,
But taking loss with a cheerful grin.


B2. Achieving Success
Hints given by the poet to become successful are: (2)

(a) doing your job the best
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)

Ans. (a) Doing your job the best
(b) Being just to your fellow men
(c) Figuring how and learning why
(d) Looking forward and thinking high
(e) Dreaming a little and doing much


B3. Poetic Device
Select the appropriate rhyme scheme for the 3rd stanza. (1)

(1) abab
(2) aabb
(3) aaba

Ans. (2) aabb