The Garden Within Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share The Garden Within Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Celia Berrell. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Reaching the Unreached, The Cry of Children and Oliver Asks For More so, you can check these posts as well.

The Garden Within Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Petal – a delicate coloured part of a flower
  • Bestowed – gave, showed respect
  • Bowers – a pleasant place in the shade of tree
  • Nutritious – good
  • Reap – result
  • Gratitude – being grateful to / express thanks
  • Goal – something that you hope to achieve

Question 1: What is the central idea of the poem?

Answer: The central idea of the poem is that one should have purity of thoughts to live in peace and harmony. There is a garden in everyone’s heart which has its own beauty. Petals of smile, nourishing hope and gratitude lead one to his goal. Be optimistic about your future. Just like garden with its beauty gives us happiness and joy, in the same way, humans with their smile can spread happiness. Also, humans should keep smiling as that will help in forgetting our sorrows.
The poet has compared human soul to an island which is full of joy, hope and peace and he feels that hope will satisfy the needs of the spirit.

Question 2: What features of the garden in the poet’s heart are mentioned in stanza 1?

Answer: The feature of the garden in the poet’s heart that is mentioned in stanza 1 is that beauty grows in fits and starts.

Question 3: What is the mood of the poet?

(a) sad
(b) hopeful
(c) thankful

Question 4: Explain the word ‘gratitude’ in the poem.

Answer: Gratitude’ means thankfulness or the feeling of being grateful. The poet says, “with gratitude I will reach my goal.” Here, the garden symbolizes colourful, happy and peaceful life. This garden with such qualities is in poet’s heart. He is grateful for having such a garden in his heart. His soul is his attitude and attitude is everything. He wants to be grateful to his soul.

So, these were The Garden Within Questions & Answers.

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