Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 19

Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 19 A Man of Words and Not of Deeds for Punjab and Rawalpindi board, MCQs, True / False, Match the Columns, Grammar, Questions Answers, and 1st Year FSc Part-1 notes.

Class 11 Eglish Notes Poem 19

Q 1. Paraphrase the poem.

The poem depicts the condition of an impractical man who merely boasts and does not bring his words into action. He is exactly like the weeds in the garden which later seems like a garden full of snow. That garden is no more fruitful and has no worth. Likewise, when the snow begins to fall, it appears to be an idle bird on the wall. Sooner, it flies purposelessly in the sky like an eagle and the roaring of the sky is like a lion at the door. At that particular moment, the man feels pain and anxiety. He realizes that he has achieved nothing and the time has been passed. He regrets that he has not performed any admirable task and when the death ceases him, he is not remembered any more.

Q 2. How does the life of man pass through different phases?

The life of a man passes through different phases, from childhood to youth and then adulthood to old age and finally death. The poet has used metaphors in the poem to elaborate these stages of man’s life. He has considered the life of a man of words and not of deeds as a garden full of weeds, which turns into a garden full of snow, it’s like a wandering eagle, it meets death roaring at the door and ultimately faces death.

Q 3. What happens when life is spent with the help of words and not of deeds?

When life is spent with the help of words and not of deeds, it becomes useless like a garden of weeds which has no charm or benefit. The purpose of life is not fulfilled if one refrains himself from the service of humanity and doesn’t involve him in the practical implementation of what he says.

Q 4. What does the garden look like when the weeds start growing?

When the weeds start growing, the garden soon turns wild and appears to be useless. It becomes void of its charm and benefits and looks completely awful.

Q 6. What is the moral of the poem?

The moral of the poem is that one should involve in deeds and not words. Those who merely boast and do not bring their words into action, they never attain victory. The famous proverb, ‘Actions speak louder than words’ is exactly favoured by the poet.


Q 5. Write down all the rhyming words in the poem and use them in sentences of your own.

Deeds: We must perform righteous deeds in order to attain God’s love.
Weeds: The carelessness of the gardener has caused the weeds to grow around the fountain in the lawn.

Grow: We have to water the plants regularly, to make them grow.
Snow: The mountains look amazing when the sun shines on the snow, covering them.

Fall: The leaves fall from the trees in the month of October.
Wall: The child has made drawings on the wall.

Fly: A falcon can fly higher than the mountains.
Sky: The night sky looks astonishing with the twinkling stars and full moon.

Roar: The lion roars to demonstrate its strength.
Door: The door has been locked by the kids.

Crack: Please hold that box carefully; it has a deep crack on it.
Back: The young girl is sitting on her father’s back.

Smart: The smart and intelligent children always find ways for themselves.
Heart: Heart diseases are very common these days.

Bleed: Sometimes, the doctors let the wound to bleed, to wash away the diseased blood.
Indeed: They said that it would rain today and indeed it did.

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