A Teacher For All Seasons Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share A Teacher For All Seasons Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Joanna Fuchs. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Fair Play, Fable and Kailash Satyarthi – The Turning Point so, you can check these posts as well.

A Teacher For All Seasons Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Discontent – unhappy
  • Crisp – pleasantly clear and sharp
  • Nurture – care for and protect somebody or something while they are growing and developing
  • Gratitude – a feeling of being grateful and wanting to express your thanks
  • Temperament – a person’s nature as seen in the situation

Question 1: What is the poem about?

Answer: The poem is about the values and qualities of a good teacher.

Question 2: Name the seasons mentioned in the poem.

Answer: The seasons mentioned in the poem are Spring, Summer, Fall (Autumn) and Winter.

Question 3: What makes studying a pleasure?

Answer: A teacher’s bright and cheerful nature makes studying a pleasure.

Question 4: Why does the poet compare a teacher with the Spring season in the first stanza of the poem?

Answer: Spring is the season that nurtures new sprouts, which means this season helps small tender saplings to grow and become strong. In the same way a teacher takes care of a small child by encouraging them, guiding them and clearing all the doubts. A teacher plays an important role in the overall development of a child. This is the reason, the poet is comparing a teacher to the Spring season.

A Teacher For All Seasons Questions & Answers

Question 5: How does the poet describe a teacher as Summer?

Answer: During the summer season, the sun is in its full form. The strength of sun is its brightness, which is compared to the knowledge of a teacher. A teacher uses his strength of knowledge to make the learning more interesting and enjoyable so that his students understand everything without any dissatisfaction.

Question 6: The poet says that the teacher teaches ‘Lessons of bright colours’. What does the poet want to convey here?

Answer: The line mentioned is conveyed in reference to the Fall (Autumn) season. During the Fall season the atmosphere and the surroundings are clear and bright, same are the teaching methods of a teacher. His methods are interesting, clear and exciting that share the lessons of bright and cheerful side of life.

Question 7: Which season personifies the warmth of a teacher?

Answer: Winter season personifies the warmth of a teacher.

Question 8: According to you, how does a teacher act like a warm and helpful guide?

Answer: A teacher plays an important role in our life. He plays the role of a guide who not only helps us to understand the difference between the right and the wrong, the good and the bad, but also make us capable enough to tackle the challenging situations in our life. He always guides us to walk on the right path.

Question 9: A smile is a figure of speech which is used to show a comparison between two different things by using words ‘like’ and ‘as’. Example: ‘A teacher is like Spring,’ Pick out a few more exaples of smiles from the poem.

Answer: Few more examples are:
‘A teacher is like Summer’
‘A teacher is like Fall’
‘A teacher is like Winter’

Question 10: The poet has used certain words to describe a pleasant feeling of happiness. Enlist the words or phrases that convey a positive feeling to the readers.

Answer: The words or phrases that convey positive feeling are – nurtures, encourages, leads, sunny temperament, pleasure, crisp and clear, bright colours, happy atmosphere, pleasant attitude, gratitude.

Question 11: How does the poet pay his gratitude towards the teachers?

Answer: The poet pays his gratitude towards the teachers by comparing them with all the seasons.

So, these were A Teacher For All Seasons Questions & Answers.

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