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11th English Leisure Poem Questions and Answers

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This post contains 1st Year English Leisure Poem Questions and Answers Notes for Class 11 Students. William Henry Davies is the poet of this poem. In this poem, he describes the life of a modern man and how much we are busy with our daily pursuits that we do not have any time to enjoy nature. I have taken these Leisure Poem Short Question Answers Notes from Kips Notes. 11th class students can go here for 1st Year English all poems notes and visit this post for Book 1 short stories notes.

1st Year English Poem 11 Leisure by W.H Davies Short Question Answers

Hereunder you will find 9 Questions and Answers from Leisure Poem for intermediate part 1 students.

Q. who wrote the poem, “Leisure”?

Ans. W.H Davies wrote the poem, “Leisure”.

Q. What is the central idea of the poem “Leisure”?

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What is the theme of Leisure Poem?

Ans. Nature stands of purification and enrichment of our souls. But our mechanical haste and modern lifestyle have made our life poor by spoiling our peace of mind and depriving us of aesthetic pleasures.

Q. Write a critical appreciation of the poem “Leisure”.

Ans. The poet compares the hurry and worry of man with the calm and leisure of animals. He pities modern lifestyle that has made our life poor by spoiling our peace of mind and depriving us of aesthetic pleasures.

Q. How has man made his life poor?

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Why doesn’t Man have time to enjoy the beauty of nature?

Ans. Nature stands for purification and enrichment of our souls. But man has made his life poor by so much involvement in the worldly gains that he has no time to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Q. What according to the poet are we lacking in our life?

Ans. We lack composure and relaxation in our life. But our mechanical haste and modern lifestyle have made our life poor by spoiling our peace of mind and depriving us of aesthetic pleasures.

Q. What does the poet mean by saying that we do not see “streams full of stars in broad daylight”?

Ans. The poet means to say that too many distractions do not let us see and enjoy the beauty of nature, and that we often miss the aesthetic aspect of things because of our preoccupation with the material gains.

Q. What makes our life full of care?

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What is the poet trying to say in the last two lines of Leisure poem?

Ans. It is the worldly pursuits and the superficial gains that take away all our time, and we live a poor and dull life. The poet regrets that the mechanical haste of the modern age has deprives us of simple, innocent pleasures of life.

Q. Why, do you think, has the poet given this title to his poem when he is talking about life full of care with no time to stand and stare?

Ans. The title of the poem is ironic. It imprints on our minds the message that we should not allow the mechanical haste of the modern age to deprive us of simple, innocent pleasures of life.

Q. What is meant by stream full of stars?

Ans. When the rays of the sun fall on the stream of water, they lends droplets of water a shine. The drops twinkle like stars and the stream seems to be body studded with stars.

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