Inter Part 1 English Book III (The Cherry Now) Exercises

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    • ##fa fa-bookmark##  Poem 3: Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now
      • This chapter is from the 11th class English book 3 and it has been written by A.E Housman. we have presented the important questions and main idea of this chapter for the intermediate (first year) fsc fa ics i.com first year students.
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      • The theme of the poem 'Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now' is love of nature. Cherry is the Sweetest symbol of Nature. It is a symbol of life, which brings happiness and comfort for those who love objects of nature such as cherry. The poet depicts cherry as a character. It performs various actions as it hangs, stands and wears. The poet sees cherry as the bride and the bloom of the woodland. The cherry fascinates everyone as its branches bend down loaded with flowers. Covered with snow, it seems to wear the white dress to celebrate Easter. The poem takes an interesting turn when we see that the beauty of cherry makes the poet sad. It reminds him of shortness of his life. He wishes to have a much longer life to enjoy the beauty of cherry.

Q: Which fruit is mentioned in the poem?

The poet mentions the cherry fruit with great delight. He thinks that this is the most delicious of the fruits.

Q: Which time of the year is mentioned in the first stanza?

We can see cherry in full bloom only in the spring'season. The poet also refers to 'fifty springs'. All this suggests that the poet mentions the spring season in this poem.

Q: Read the second stanza carefully and write how old is the poet.

The poet expects to live for seventy years. He says that he has only fifty springs to enjoy. This means that presently the poet is twenty years old.

Q: What is the poet saying in the last stanza of the poem? OR Why does the poet consider cherry as the loveliest of trees?

The poet is fascinated to look at the cherries hanging along the branches. White dress of cherries is a treat to watch.

How is the cherry depicted?

The poet depicts cherry as a character. It performs various actions as it hangs, stands and wears. The poet sees cherry as the bride and the bloom of the woodland.

Q: Why does the poet wish for a longer life?

The poet laments that a man's life is not long enough to appreciate the beauty of Nature. The poet wishes for an eternal life so that he enjoys the eternal bliss of cherries.

Q: Why does the poet want to visit woodland?

The poet is fond of the objects of nature, specially the cherries. He loves to visit woodland so that he may fix his gaze on the beautiful cherries.

Q: What is the significance of the phrase "fifty springs"?

By fifty springs the poet means fifty years. He sees years in terms of Spirings only, as in this season cherries are at their best.

Q: Describe poet's love of Nature as reflected in the poem "Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now"?

The poem 'Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now' reflects poet's love of nature. Cherry is the Sweetest symbol of Nature. The objects of Nature such as cherry bring happiness and comfort for those who love Nature. With reference to cherry the poet describes his love for Woodland, for Easter tide, for spring seasons, for snow-clad fields and for his roving spirit as a rider. The poet laments that a man may enjoy seventy years long life, but it is not long enough to appreciate the beauty of trees, flowers, meadows, valleys and mountains.


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