Virtue Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Virtue Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by George Herbert. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of After Twenty Years, The Old Brown Horse and How I Taught My Grandmother so, you can check these posts as well.

Virtue Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Virtue – good quality
  • Calm – peaceful
  • Bridal – marriage
  • Dew – drops of water that fall on the ground during a night
  • Thy – your
  • Thou – you
  • Hue – shade
  • Angry – red
  • Bids – offers
  • Rash gazer – one who looks fixedly
  • Virtuous – noble

Question 1: Choose the correct option:

1. What message does the poet want to give through this poem?

a. A day is the bridal of the earth and sky.
b. A soul is the only thing that will never die.
c. Both a and b are true.

2. What does the word ‘earth’ indicate this poem?

a. the human beings living on the earth.
b. the mortal human world.
c. The sky that is connected to the earth.

3. By using the phrase ‘all must die’ the poet emphasizes on

a. the power of death.
b. the virtues all human beings have.
c. the power of the immortal soul.

4. The poet describes the day as something

a. calm
b. cool
c. both of these

5. What is immortal in this world?

a. virtuous soul
b. sweet rose
c. sweet day

6. The poet compares the virtuous soul to

a. seasoned timber
b. sweet spring
c. sweet day

Question 2: Complete the lines:

1. Sweet day so cool, so calm, so bright.
2. The bridal of the earth and sky.
3. Thy root is ever in its grave.
4. And thou must die.

Question 3: What does the poet mean by the opening lines ‘Sweet day……sky,’?

Answer: The poet speaks about the short-lived nature of a delightfully bright and refreshingly cool and calm day. Its brightness suggests that it is in delightful mood. Marriage is a happy occasion when people appear in their best dress and there is a spirit of joy all around. In bright day light, the earth and the sky seem at the horizon.

Question 4: What will live forever? Why does the poet think so?

Answer: The virtuous soul will live forever. The poet thinks that transitory ‘sweets’ on earth will decay as part of the natural order of thing.

Question 5: Where are the roots of the sweet rose?

Answer: Unlike men who are buried in the grave after death, the roots of the rose are buried in the grave ever since its birth.

Question 6: Do you agree with the thought the poet presents in the last two lines? Express your views.

Answer: Yes, the poet is true to his point because though the world may burn and rot and turn to coal yet, a seasoned timber outlives the process of death. Virtue similarly is not perishable though the world may be destroyed by the force of decay.

So, these were Virtue Questions & Answers.

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