Read the Following Extract and Answer the Questions Given Below:Not Gold but Only Men Can Make - English

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Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:

Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly ...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.

(1) What qualities of people according to poet, are essential to build a nation?

(2) “Not gold but only men make A people great and strong” Do you agree? Explain.

(3) Name and explain the figure of speech in the line “ Stand fast and suffer long”.

(4) What is the underlying message of the extract

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(1) People should have the qualities of truthful, bravery, patience and dedication in order to build a beautiful and strong nation.
(2) Yes, it is not gold that makes a nation wealthy and strong but it is actually people, who are brave and have the quality of love towards the nation form the pillars of the nation.

(3) Alliteration: The consonant sound of ‘S’ is repeated for poetic effect, also adds to the musical quality of the poem.
Concept: Unseen Poem Comprehension
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2015-2016 (July) Set D

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