Grade 6: Literature – SSC (Maharashtra Board)

1.1 Don’t Give Up – Phoebe Cary

If you’ve tried and have not won,

Never stop for crying;

All’s that’s great and good is done

Just by patient trying.

 

Though young birds, in flying, fall,

Still their wings grow stronger;

And the next time they can keep

Up a little longer.

 

Though the sturdy oak has known

Many a blast that bowed her,

She has risen again, and grown

Loftier and prouder.

 

If by easy work you beat,

Who the more will prize you?

Gaining victory from defeat-

That’s the teat that tries you!

 

Answer the following questions.

Q1. When should we never stop for crying?

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Q2. What can we achieve just by patient trying?

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Q3. What happens to young birds when they fly?

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Q4. What happens when the young birds fall while flying?

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Q5. When can the birds keep up a little longer?

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Q6. What does the poet mean by ‘bow down’?

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Q7. What has made the sturdy oak bow down?

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Q8. What does the sturdy oak tree do after being bow down?

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Q9.How has the sturdy oak been able to grow loftier and prouder?

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Q10. What does the poet mean by the word ‘beat’ in the poem?

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