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ENJOYMENT OF LIFE
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old time is still a—flying:
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a—getting
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer:
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times will succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time;
And while ye may, go marry:
For hailing lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.
– R. Herrick
1.coy: shy or pretending to be shy or innocent 2. tarry: to stay behind, linger, be tardy 3. magnificent 4. prime: the state of greatest perfection or vigour of human life.
Questions: 1. Choose the correct option:
(a) Select the most suitable meaning of the word ‘smile’ from the given options:
(i) laughter (ii) enjoyment
(iii) lives happily (iv) enjoy
(b) Time and tide wait for……….
(i) everybody (ii) old people
(iii) kids (iv) none
(c) The word ‘tarry’ means to ……….
(i) stop (ii) wait
(iii) jump (iv) enjoy
(d) The poet advises young people not to …………
(i) waste time (ii) sulk
(iii) feel shy (iv) wait for
(e) The poem teaches the philosophy of ………….
(i) eat, drink (ii) eat, drink and sleep
(iii) drink, sleep and be merry (iv) eat, drink and be merry
(f) The word ‘coy’ here refers to:
(i) soft (ii) demure
(iii) land (iv) articulate
2.Answer the questions briefly:
(a) Which is the most suitable age for the enjoyment of life?
(b,) What is the glorious lamp of heaven? What does it signify?
(c) What is the main characteristic of time?
(d) Suggest a suitable title for the poem.
(e) How does the poet approach life?
(f) Why is youth called the ideal period of life?
1.(a) iii (b) iv (c) ii (d) iii (e) iv (f)ii
2.(a) The most suitable age for the enjoyment of life is a young age.
(b) The sum is “The glorious lamp of heaven.” It rises every morning and sets every evening, signifying the passing of time.
(c) The main characteristic of time is its fleeting nature that changes everything.
(d) Suitable Title: Live and Enjoy
(e) The poet is convinced that life is short and time is fleeting. Hence, we must enjoy life as much as we can.
(f) Youth is the only period of life when the heart is full of emotions and capable of experiencing all the joys of life. Thus, it is called the ideal period of life.