Poem 5 Opportunity Walter Malone
|Stanza Comprehension Poem 5|
They do me wrong who say I come no more
When once I knock and fail to find you in;
For every day I stand outside your door
And bid you wake and rise to fight and win.
Q1: Who is the speaker of the poem?
Ans: Opportunity is the speaker of the poem.
Q2: Who stands at the door every day?
Ans: Opportunity stands at the door every day.
Q3: What does the opportunity say to the sleeping men?
Ans: Opportunity says to the sleeping men, “Wake up and rise to fight and win”.
Q4: What are the rhyming words of this stanza?
Ans: More, door and in, win are the rhyming words.
Wail not for precious chances passed away!
Weep not for golden ages on the wane!
Each night I burn the records of the day—
At sunrise, every soul is born again!
Q1: What advice does the poet give to the reader?
Ans: The poet advises the reader not to weep for the lost precious chances.
Q2: Is it good to weep for the past golden ages?
Ans: No. It is not good to weep or cry for the past golden ages.
Q3: What does Opportunity do each night?
Ans: Each night Opportunity burns the record of the whole day.
Q4: When is every soul born again?
Ans: Every soul born again, When the sun rises in the morning.
Dost, thou behold thy lost youth all aghast?
Dost reel from righteous Retribution’s blow?
Then turn from blotted archives of the past
And find the future’s pages white as snow.
Q1: What is the meaning of words Aghast and Retribution?
Ans: Aghast means filled with horror and Retribution means Punishment awarded to someone for a criminal act.
Q2: What advice does the opportunity want to give us?
Ans: The opportunity advises us to forget the loss of our past and get up with a
the new spirit and make your future bright.
Q3: What are Archives?
Ans: Archives are the places where documents and records of the past are kept safe.
Q4: Which technique does the poet use in the last line?
Ans: The poet uses the technique of simile (White as snow) in the last line.
Art thou a mourner? Rouse thee from the spell;
Art thou a sinner? Sins may be forgiven;
Each morning gives thee wings to flee from hell,
Each night a star to guide thy feet to heaven.
Q1: What advice does the opportunity give to the mourner?
Ans: Opportunity advises the mourner to rise up from the spell of laziness.
Q2: Who forgives the sins?
Ans: Allah almighty forgive the sins.
Q3: Who gives wings to the sinner to flee from hell?
Ans: Opportunity gives wings to the sinner to get out of hell.
Q4: What guides the reader to fly towards heaven?
Ans: Each night a star guides the reader to fly towards heaven.
Laugh like a boy at splendours that have sped,
To vanished joys be blind and deaf and dumb;
My judgments seal the dead past with its dead,
But never bind a moment yet to come.
Q1: What advice does the opportunity give to the boy?
Ans: Opportunity advises the boy to forget the wonderful time of the past and laugh like a brave boy.
Q2: What is meant by the word “Vanished”?
Ans: The word Vanished means suddenly disappear.
Q3: Is it necessary to think for the future?
Ans: Yes, it is necessary to think about the future.
Q4: Who stamped the dead of the past?
Ans: judgment of Opportunity stamped the dead of the past.
Though deep in mire, wring not your hands and weep;
I lend my arm to all who say, “I can!”
No shame-faced outcast ever sank so deep
But yet might rise and be again a man!
Q1: What should we do in unpleasant situations?
Ans: We should not lose courage in unpleasant situations.
Q2: Who is helped by opportunity?
Ans: Opportunity helps those who are courageous and who say, “I can”.
Q3: What are the advantages of a courageous life?
Ans: The advantages of a courageous life are that a person comes over his difficulties and solves his problems bravely.
Q4: How we can achieve great goals in life?
Ans: We can achieve great goals in life through hard work and strong determination.
Q5: What are the rhyming words of this stanza?
Ans: Weep, deep, can and man are the rhyming words of this stanza.
Q6: What is the name of this poem?
Ans: Opportunity is the name of this poem.
Q7: Who wrote this poem?
Ans: “Walter Malone,” wrote this poem.