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Read the Given Extract and Then Do All Activities that Follow: If You Do Not Get Lowered in Your Own Eyes While You Raise Yourself in Those of Others If You Do Not Give into Gossips and Lies - English

Answer in Brief

Read the given extract and then do all activities that follow: 

If you do not get lowered in your own eyes
While you raise yourself in those of others
If you do not give into gossips and lies
Rather heed them not,- saying, ‘Who bothers?’
You may be the person I am looking for.
If you crave not for praise when you win
And look not for sympathy while you lose
If cheers let not your head toss or spin
And after a set-back you offer no excuse.
You may be the person I am looking for.
If you accept counsel without getting sore
And reassess yourself in the light thereof
If you pledge not to be obstinate any more
And meet others without any frown or scoff.
You may be the person I am looking for.

A1. Enlist (2)

Enlist any four things that inspire you to live inspire of failures:
(i) ____________________
(ii) ___________________
(iii) ___________________
(iv) ___________________ 

A2. Poetic Device? (2)

Figure of speech :
Pick out an example of Refrain from the extract and write down its criteria to identify it. 

A3. Personal Response (2)

Express your views in about 50 words, the need to look for an ideal person. 

A4. Poetic creativity? (2)

If you do not get lowered in your own eyes.
While you raise yourself in those of others.
If you do not give in to gossips and lies
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You may be the person I am looking for.
Compose a line of your own to rhyme with the second line in the given stanza. 

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Solution

A1. 

(i) We can only fail if we give up or stop trying.
(ii) We need to accept our faults and take it as a learning because no one is perfect.
(iii) Failures are the experiences that we get to ensure that they are not repeated ahead.
(iv) Only when you participate and give a try you come to know the positives and negatives about it.
(v) It's not about how many times you have failed but after that how many times you stood up is what really matters. 

A2. The example of Refrain (Repetition) from the extract is-
You may be the person I am looking for.
Refrain is identified easily as these lines are repeated in the poem & usually towards the end. 

A3. Ideal persons are the ones who are always demanded by people. Majority of people have their role model in life whom they follow or want to become like them. Though we know that no one is perfect in this world but ideal person has a best quality in them that is positive approach towards life. 

A4. And consider everyone like their brothers. 

Concept: Reading Skill
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