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Monday, July 23, 2018

No men are foreign-8 th English text notes.

  ksge       Monday, July 23, 2018
NO MEN ARE FOREIGN – James Kirkup.
C.1. Answer the following questions.
1) What does the poet remind us of in first line of the poem?
In the first line of the poem the poet reminds us that no men are strange and no countries foreign.
2) What according to the poet are we doing when we hate others?
When we hate others we wage war against them and impure our earth and air. We harm the innocent people on earth.
3) What are the two bad effects of war?
If we wage war against each other. It is the human earth that we. our hells of fire and dust outrage the innocence.
C.2. Read and discuss your responses with your partner.
1) How do you think we are treated alike by nature?
Nature allows us to walk in the same land, It gives us food and all of us in this land face difficulties during hard days. At last we die in the same earth.
2) Read the third stanza carefully what message does the poet want to convey.
The poet wants to convey that we are all same; we have same eyes. We all sleep and awake. He gives the message that strength can be won by love.
3) Do you agree with the poet that we should wage no war. How do you justify that?
We agree with the poet that we should wage no war. War is the main cause for destruction hatred cruelty. It spoils the earth. It is the symbol of betrayal and cruelty.
4) Some are of the opinion that the poet might have written this poem after witnessing the bad effects of the II world war. Mention some of the lines in the poem to support your answer.
Remember, we who-take arms against each other. It is the human earth that we defile out hells of fire and dust outrage the innocence. These lines support the answer.
5) Briefly described how a war spoils everything.
War creates hatred. It spoils the feeling of brother hood and love. Crores of people will be killed and wounded Food production is slow. People have to starve. Beautiful buildings, bridges water resources. Industries will be destroyed. Prises will raise. The man's life becomes very hard. The whole world will become a desert.
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