Hi Everyone!! This article will share Loveliest of Trees the Cherry Now Questions & Answers.
This poem is written by A.E. Houseman. In this poem, the narrator is 20 years old and sees a beautiful cherry tree while he is out for a ride. He realizes that he only has 50 years left in his life and vows to admire beauty in all seasons. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Karate Parrot, The Road Not Taken and A Flash of Light so, you can check these posts as well.
Loveliest of Trees the Cherry Now Questions & Answers
- Bough – a large branch of a tree
- Eastertide – the forty days of the Christian festival of Easter
- Threescore….and ten – a phrase that was often used to mean seventy years which was the expected lifespan of a person
- Woodland ride – the narrator is travelling by horse or in a carriage
Question 1: What is the narrator’s opinion of cherry trees?
Answer: The narrator likes cherry trees and says that they are the ‘loveliest’ of all the trees.
Question 2: What season is it in the first stanza? Try to give two pieces of evidence to support your answer.
Answer: Spring season. The tree is in bloom; this usually happens in spring. The narrator says that it is Eastertime.
Question 3: In the second stanza, which two lines tell us that the narrator expects to live for seventy years?
Answer: The first and third lines of the second stanza tell us that the narrator expects to live for seventy years: ‘three score years and ten’ and ‘seventy springs’.
Question 4: In the last stanza, the poet mentions two seasons. What are they?
Answer: In the last stanza, the poet mentions spring. The poet also mentions snow which is associated with winter. We can presume that the seasons are changing, moving from winter to spring.
Question 5: Which phrase has the poet used that means the same as: there isn’t much space and time.
Answer: The phrase the poet has used that means the same as: ‘there isn’t much space and time’, is ‘little room’.
Question 6: Twenty will not come again,
i. Explain what this line means in your own words.
Answer: He has lived for twenty years; those years have passed by.
b. Read the last stanza again.
i. What does the narrator decide to do (in the last two lines)
Answer: He has decided to spend time in the woods looking at the trees covered in blossom and snow.
ii. Why does he want to do that?
Answer: He thinks that since he only has fifty years left to enjoy such things, he should take every opportunity to do so.
Question 7: The rhyme scheme of the poem helps to create a light, positive feeling to match the message of the poem. The poet has used rhyming couplets. Write down the pairs of words that rhyme. Add another word that rhymes to each pair. These should not be from the poem.
So, these were Loveliest of Trees the Cherry Now Questions & Answers.