Stanza Comprehension 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 equipment?
Ans: According to the poem 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 Great goals 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 a 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.