Poem 3 Equipment Edgar Guest
- Figure it out for yourself, my lad,
- You’ve all that the greatest of men have had,
- Two arms, two hands, two legs, two eyes,
- And a brain to use if you would be wise.
- With this equipment, they all began,
- So start for the top and say “I can”.
Q1: What did the poet want to say in the 1st line?
Ans: The poet warned the young lad to work hard for his bright future.
Q2: Who has been addressed in this stanza?
Ans: The poet has addressed his young lad (boy) in this stanza.
Q3: What equipment the greatest men have?
Ans: The greatest men have this equipment. Two arms, two hands, two-leg, Two eyes, and a brain.
Q4: With what equipments great men start their lives?
Ans: With two arms, two hands, two-leg, two eyes, and a brain the great men start their lives
Q5: What are the pieces of equipment?
Ans: According to the poem types of equipment are the common parts of the human body i-e Arms, hands, legs, eyes, and brain.
Q6: What message did the poet want to give to the young lad(boy)?
Ans: The poet warned the young lad that Allah has bestowed you with great abilities and capabilities. You have to work hard for your bright future.
- Look them over, the wise and great,
- They take their food from a common plate
- And similar knives and forks they use,
- With similar laces, they tie their shoes,
- The world considers them brave and smart.
- But you’ve all they had when they made their start.
Q1: How do the great men take their food?
Ans: The great men take their food from a common plate with common knives and Forks.
Q2: What kind of laces do the great men use?
Ans: The great men use common laces in their shoes.
Q3: Why did the world consider the great men brave and smart?
Ans: The world considered the great men brave and smart because they achieved The great goal with common equipment.
Q4: Write the rhyming words of this stanza?
Ans: Great, plate, use, shoes, smart, and start are the rhyming words of this stanza.
- You can triumph and come to skill,
- You can be great if only you will,
- You’re well equipped for what fight you choose,
- You have legs and arms and a brain to use,
- And the man who has risen, great deeds to do,
- Began his life with no more than you.
Q1: What can a young lad do?
Ans: A young lad can do great things with the help of his skill.
Q2: How could a young lad be great?
Ans: A young lad could be great if he uses his abilities and capabilities properly.
Q3: Name the equipment for the young lad to become successful?
Ans: Arms, legs, eyes, and a brain are equipment for the young lad to become successful.
Q4: What does the word “Will” mean?
Ans: The word “Will” means strong determination.
- You are the handicap you must face,
- You are the one who must choose your place,
- You must say where you want to go,
- How much you will study the truth to know,
- God has equipped you for life, But he,
- Let’s you decide what you want to be.
Q1: What is a handicap?
Ans: Handicap is a condition that markedly restricts a person’s abilities to function Physically, mentally, or socially.
Q2: Who must choose his place in society?
Ans: The young lad must choose his place in society.
Q3: Who equipped us for a successful life?
Ans: Allah equipped us for a successful life.
Q4: What must the young lad decide?
Ans: The young lad must decide what great goal he wants to achieve.
- Courage must come from the soul within,
- The man must furnish the will to win,
- So figure it out for yourself, my lad,
- You were born with all that the great have had,
- With your equipment, they all began,
- Get hold of yourself and say: “I can”.
Q1: From where the courage come?
Ans: The courage must come from inside the soul.
Q2: What equipment is essential for someone to become a great person?
Ans: Will, courage, and self-control are essential equipment for someone to become a great person.
Q3: What is the meaning of the word “Equipment”?
Ans: The word equipment means tools.
Q4: What is the mood of the poem?
Ans: The mood of the poem is optimistic.
Q5: What must the young lad do and say?
Ans: The young lad must use this common equipment and say, “I can”. His will Must be strong.
Q6: What is the name of this poem?
Ans: The name of this poem is Equipment.
Q7: Who is the poet of this poem?
Ans: Edgar Guest is the poet of this poem.
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