Class-9 Unseen Poem-13 THE LEADER (Solved)

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The Leader

Patient and steady with al! he must bear,                            

Ready to meet every challenge with care,                           

Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,                                           

Strong in his faith, refreshingly real,                                       

Isn’t afraid to propose what is bold,                                        

 Doesn’t conform to the usual mould,                                    

 Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight won’t do,                             

 Never backs down when he sees what is true,                  

Tells it all straight, and means it all too.                               

Going forward and knowing he’s right,                                                                    

Even when doubted for why he would fight,

Again and again, he makes the case far clearer

Wants to reach those who don’t hear

Growing in strength, he won’t be unnerved,

Ever assuring he’ll stand by his word.

Wanting the world to join his firm stand,

Bracing for war, but praying for peace,

Using his power so evil will cease :

A trustworthy  person is a leader so far,

He is a person who knows what he must act upon

Read the above poem carefully and answer the questions that follow-

1.About what the poem has been written?

2. What does the line ‘Doesn’t conform to the usual mould’?

3. The leader would fight war bravely at the same what does he want?

4.Using his power so evil will cease. Here what does ‘cease’ mean?

5. What actual qualities of a true leader have been shown?

6. For what does a real leader always stand?

7.If a leader is a real leader and shows his true leadership, What will be the result?

8. What does the phrase ‘Stand by his words’ mean?


Ans- 1.  The poem has been written about the qualities a leader should possess                       

Ans- 2. This line suggests that the person being described has qualities that are different

Ans- 3. At the same time, he wants peace

Ans- 4. Come to an end                          

Ans- 5. Intelligence and courage.

Ans-6. According to the above poem, a real leader always stands for truth.                                                 

Ans-7. There will be no evil

Ans-8. It means that one shall always do whatever one speaks.

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