Unit 09 Poem Equipment Edgar Guest

Unit  09  Poem Equipment Edgar Guest

Class 10 English Notes
A. Answer the following question.

Q1: Paraphrase the second stanza of the poem “Equipment”?
Ans: My Lad! You have to understand this reality that God has gifted you with all capabilities that have given to all the greatest men. Just like those great men, you have two-arm, two hands, two legs, two eyes and a brain. All the great men started their life with these things, so take start to reach the top because you can do everything.
Q2: Summarize the poem “Equipment”?
Ans: The poem Equipment has been written by Edgar Guest. In this poem, he addresses us & says that every person in this world has been granted the same physical capabilities i.e. Eyes, Ears, Legs, Hands, Arms and a brain. The greatest men have had also these capabilities. All the great persons use these common tools in their daily lives for becoming great men of the world. In terms of body structure & physical power, all human beings are the same, so it is possible for every man to reach the top and achieve great goals.
Q3: Write down the rhyme scheme of the poem Equipment?
Ans: The rhyme scheme of the poem Equipment is AA BB CC. The poet sometimes repeats some words like the word ‘Two’ inline 3.
Q4: What is the theme of the poem Equipment?
Ans: The theme of the poem Equipment is that All human beings have been awarded by Allah with all the equipment needed for success. Now it’s up to them to utilize that equipment or not. All people are responsible for their own fate.
Q5: “All human beings are created equal” Explain this statement in the light of the poem Equipment?
Ans: In the poem Equipment, the poet says that all human beings are created equal. It means that Allah awarded all human beings with two eyes, two legs, two hands, two arms and a brain. Now it’s up to them to decide how to use these qualities and capabilities.
Q6: How do you feel after reading the poem?
Ans: After reading the poem we feel more excited, energic, optimistic and hopeful. The poem provided us some extra energy and sparks determination within us.
B. Choose the correct option.
1.(b) Metaphor 2.(c) Advice     3.(a) Imagery     
4.(d) optimistic      5.(d) Will, courage and self- control


Prepositions: A preposition is a word used to link nouns, pronouns or phrases to other words within a sentence. They act to connect the people, objects, time and locations of a sentence.  Prepositions are usually short words, and they are normally placed directly in front of nouns. In some cases, you’ll find prepositions in front of gerund verbs.i.e to. In, off, by etc. are prepositions.
A. Choose the correct preposition of movement or direction in each sentence.
 1.(a) to 2.(d) Along 3.(c) Down 4.(a) Into 5.(a) To
B. Choose the correct preposition of time or place in each sentence.
1.(d) Away from 2. (a) Up 3. (b) Down 4.(c) On
5. (b) Since 6. (a) in 7. (c) On 8. (a) At

Prepositional phrase:

A prepositional phrase is a group of words consisting of a preposition, its object, and any words that modify the object. Most of the time, a prepositional phrase, modifies a verb or a noun.
Complete the following sentences choosing the appropriate prepositional phrase.
1.(c) Except for 2.(a) To a great extent
3.(a) In spite of this 4.(b) Apart from
5.(b) Matter with.

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