Friday, 4 October 2019

He That Is Down Needs Fear No Fall


He That Is Down Needs Fear No Fall

Comprehension and Appreciation of the Poem
Answer each question briefly:

1. Who fears no fall?
Ans. The one who down fears no fall.
2. Who has no pride?
Ans. A humble man has no pride.

3. Who has God for his guide?
Ans. A humble has God for his guide.

4..  What is the poet content with?
Ans. The poet content with whatever little he has.

5. What does the poet crave and why?
Ans. the poet craves for contentment because God saves those who lead a life of  contentment, free from desires and greed.

6. For whom is fullness a burden?
Ans. Fullness a burden for the persons who go on pilgrimage and seek happiness in the next world.

7. What does the poet regard as bliss?
Ans. The poet regards the life of contentment as bliss.

8.. Find the rhyming pairs of words in the poem.
Ans. The rhyming pairs of words in the poem are: Pride-guide, much-such, have-crave, fall-shall, is- bliss, pilgrimage-age

Vocabulary Enrichment
Match the words with their opposites:

1. much                                               best

2. worst                                               little

3. proud                                               pride

4. humility                                           content

5. emptiness                                        humble

6. heretofore                                        fullness

7. discontent                                       hereafter

Ans. 1. . much                                     little                                        

2.. worst                                  best

3. proud                                   humble

4..humility                               pride

5.. emptiness                           fullness

6.. heretofore                           hereafter

7..discontent                           content           

Grammar in Use
Note : We can use ‘need’ as a helping verb in negative sentences, not in affirmative sentences. The sentence –

He needs fear no fall.

is grammatically incorrect. As a helping verb the singular form of ‘need’ is ‘need’ not ‘needs’. Therefore, correct sentence should be –

He need not fear any fall.                                                                    (Here need is a helping verb.)

(or) He does not need to fear any fall.                                                             (Here need is the main verb.)

(or) He needs no fear of any fall.                                                        (Here need is the main verb.)