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Monday, March 9, 2009

LESSON 04 P1 --- Little Things (Poem)

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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty oceans,
And the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages,
Of eternity;
So our little errors,
Lead the soul away,
From the paths of virtue,
Into sin to stray,
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden,
Like the Heaven above.
(Julia A. Carney)

Often little things in life indicate great changes. As little drops of water make mighty oceans, similarly little deeds of kindness can make us dear to even our enemies and thus make this world a happy place to live in.


i) Explain the main idea of the poem in your own words.
Ans: We should not look down upon little things. Every thing has its importance, how little it may be. As we see every big and great thing is made up of little things. An ocean is made up of little drops of water. Little grains of sand make a big desert. In the same way little errors become big sins. Little deeds of kindness and love console the hearts and bring happiness in this world.
ii) How do little deeds of kindness make our life happy?
Ans: Little deed of kindness and little words of love though little in it selves, but they have much importance in spreading a pleasant influence. They may make happy the gloomy hearts. They may console the broken hearts. They may make smile the weeping persons. They can make us dear to even our enemies and thus make this world a happy place to live in.
iii) Explain in your own words the second stanza of the poem. Elaborate in your own words in a paragraph of 100 words the message the poet gives in these lines.
Ans: So our little errors, Lead the soul away, From the paths of virtue, Into sin to stray, Little deeds of kindness, Little words of love, Make our earth an Eden, Like the Heaven above.
In this stanza the poetess says that our little mistakes and wrong doings bother us. These mistake make our mind and soul dirty. We cannot feel the difference between wrong and right. We cannot keep good company. Our errors and mistakes make us blind of mind and heart. Neither we can think nor understand any thing. Little words of love and little deeds of kindness can make us dear to even our enemies. And thus we can make this world a happy place to live.
iv) How can we make our own surroundings an Eden? Take help from the poem to write an essay of about 150 words.
Ans: Every thing has its own value in the world. Little things make big bodies. Many drops of water make a mighty sea and running water. Like this little grains of sand make big, vast and beautiful land. Short moments of time turn into never ending ages. In the same way our little errors make our life hell for ourselves and for others. Our little deeds of kindness make this world heaven for us and for others. Therefore, we should love and respect our elders. We should be kind to our youngsters. As a result of this every one will love us. There will be an atmosphere of love and peace everywhere and this world will turn into heaven. It is said tat sweet words have magical effect. Likewise, good deeds give everlasting peace and pleasure. Therefore, we should talk to others with love and respect. We should also do good with others.
Q:2 Write down all the rhyming words which come at the end of each line.
Ans: (sand, land) (be, eternity), (away, stray), (love, above)

Q:3 Use five of these in sentences of your own.
Little, mighty, moment, humble, errors, stray, deeds of kindness
i) Islam advises us to avoid little sins.
ii) The ship sank in the mighty ocean in a few moments.
iii) Every passing moment brings our death nearer to us.
iv) God likes those who are humble and pious.
v) A wise man always learns from his errors.
vi) The poet way straying along the bank of river.
vii) Deeds of kindness give us the real happiness.
Q:4 Fill in the blank spaces with the correct words to complete the lines below.
Little drops of __________ (water, milk, syrup)
Little grains of _________ (wheat, sugar, sand)
Make the mighty __________(mountain, country, ocean)
And the beauteous ___________ (jungle, forest, land)
Punctuation marks:
a) Full stop (.) is used at the end of a sentence.
Example Birds fly high.
b) Question mark (?) is used when a question is asked.
c) Exclamation mark (!) is used when something is said in excitement or in exclamation.
d) Comma (,) is used.
i) After yes or no in a sentence.
Example: No, you are not going out.
ii) After words in a series:
Example: I saw lions, monkeys, elephants, leopards and many other animals in the zoo.
iii) Before direct quotation:
Example: He said, "Good morning, sir",
Q:5 Write these sentences in your note books using full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks where necessary.
i) Where are you?
ii) He said, "come back soon."
iii) Hello! How are you?
iv) I like yellow, blue, red, green, white, black, purple and orange colours.
v) No, you can't go yet.
vi) What a nice weather!
vii) Where are my books?
viii) What is the time?
ix) The sun sets in the west.
x) It is raining.


safeerali11 said...

this is good for student

Amol said...

Nice explanation,
Which grade is this poem for?

Anonymous said...

Great explanation for students.

totallyamazing said...

this really helped me with my homework.....thanks alot!

nusrat said...

thanks it was very helpful, may God bless you.

nusrat said...

In question 1 part 3, you have explained the third stanza instead of the second stanza which is: "And the little moments,...of eternity;" Rest is great, thanks

Anonymous said...

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Syed Tahir said...

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Jay said...

Dear you have missed one line "And the pleasant land".Please add