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Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now Poem Question Answers

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In this post, I am sharing 1st Year English Poem 3 Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now Poem Question Answers for the students of Class 11. This Poem belongs to 11th Class English Book 3. I have already shared 1st year English Notes for students which are based on English Book 1 and Book 3. Complete Notes of 1st Year English Book 3 are being updated by maintaining the good quality of content. I have choosen these question answers from Kips Notes. Students of 1st year can click here for the notes of all subjects. You can go here for 1st Year PDF Books.

1st Year English Poem 3 Questions with Answers for Class 11 Students

Q. Who wrote the poem, “Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now”?

Ans. A.E. Housman wrote the poem, “Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now”.

Q. What does the cherry seem to celebrate?

Ans. Hung with flowers, the cherry seems to be wearing a white dress for the celebration of Easter. Coincidentally, the cherry is in full bloom in the same month, March, in which the day of Resurrection of Christ is celebrated.

Q. How old is the poet and what does he mean by saying that twenty years will not come again?

Ans. The poet is twenty years old. Since, according to the Bible, an average man lives up to seventy years, the poet has now only fifty years more to enjoy the beauty of nature. He feels sad at the loss of his earlier life.

Q. Why does the poet think that fifty years are a little time for him?

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Q. What is the poet trying to say in the last stanza of the poem?

Ans. The poet says that life is too short to enjoy the beauty of nature. He regrets the loss of the early twenty years of his life during which he could not enjoy the beauty of nature.

Q. What makes Cherry the loveliest of trees?

Ans. Hung with flowers, the cherry seems to be wearing a white dress for the celebration of Easter. The enchanting beauty of the cherry makes it loveliest of all trees. The poet says that even fifty years is a little time to enjoy it captivating beauty.

Q. Where are the cherry trees growing?

Ans. The cherry trees are growing about the woodland ride — a path in the jungle for horse-riders.

Q. What is the keen desire of the poet?

Ans. The keen desire of the poet is to enjoy the beauty of the cherry. He longs for a long life to feast his eyes on the charm of the cherry.

Q. What do you understand by three score years and ten?

Ans. Three score years and ten means seventy years. The poet is twenty years old and he desires a long life to see the beauty of nature.

Q. When does the cherry bloom?

Ans. The cherry blooms in spring and fills the atmosphere with captivating beauty. Coincidentally, the cherry is in full bloom in the same month, March, in which the day of resurrection of Christ is celebrated.

Q. Explain the first stanza with reference to context.

Ans. Click here for all Stanzas explanation with reference to the context.

Q. What time of the year is mentioned in the first stanza?

Ans. The word “Eastertide” in the first stanza of the poem indicates that it is spring time.

Q. What is the theme of “Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now”?

Ans. The cherry loaded with white blossom is a source of pleasure for the poet.  However, he also feels saddened at the shortness of earthly life to enjoy this enchanting sight of pleasure.

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