Unseen Poem for Class 7


Unseen Poem for Class 7

Unseen Poem for Class 7

Unseen Poem for Class 7 | Poem 1

Fame is a food that dead men eat,

I have no stomach for such meat.

In little light and narrow room,

They eat in the silent tomb.

With no kind voice of comrade near To bid the feaster be of cheer.

But friendship is a noble thing,

Of friendship it is good to sing.                                     •

For truly when a man shall end,

He lives in memory of his friend,

Who doth his better part recall,

And of his fault make funeral.

—Henry Austin Dobson

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 1

Q1: Now answer the following questions by choosing correct options:

By the expression ‘Fame is a food that dead men eat’ we mean

(a) fame is enjoyed only after death

(b) fame is enjoyed during life-time

(c) fame is something like a food

(d) fame dies with one’s death.

Q2: Friendship is a noble thing because

(a) a man cannot live without friends

(b) real friends are very helpful

(c) a man always remembers the good qualities of his friend after his death

(d) it enhances dignity of mankind.

Q3: Friendship is better than fame because in friendship

(a) when a man dies he lives in the memory of his friend

(b) a man always regards his friend

(c) enmity never comes

(d) a man is always happy in the company of his friend.

Q4: In the last line of the above poem the poet wants to convey that

(a) one should believe in friendship

(b) the faults of a man are highlighted by his friend after his death

(c) the faults of a man are forgotten by his friend after his death

(d) one should not run after fame and friendship.

Q5: The word recall means

(a) forget (b) come close (c) help (d) remember.


(i)—a               (ii)—c                (iii)—a                 (iv)—c                    (y)—d

Unseen Poem for Class 7 | Poem 2

The World

Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World,

With the wonderful water round you curled,

And the wonderful grass upon your breast—

World, you are beautifully drest.

The wonderful air is over me,

And the wonderful wind is shaking the tree,

It walks on the water, and whirls the mills,

And talks to itself on the tops of the hills.

You friendly Earth, how far do you go,

With the wheat-fields that nod and the rivers that flow,

With cities and gardens, and cliffs, and isles,

And people upon you for thousands of miles?

Ah! you are so great, and I am so small,

I tremble to think of you, World, at all;

And yet, when I said my prayers to-day,

A whisper inside me seemed to say,

You are more than the Earth, though you are such a dot:

You can love and think, and the Earth cannot!’


Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 2

Q1: Now answer the following questions by choosing correct options:

In the poem above ‘beautifully drest’ refers to

(a) having gaudy dress

(b) decorated with nature’s beauty

(c) wearing costly dresses

(d) wearing cheap but beautiful dresses

Q2: The poet calls the world ‘beautifully drest’ because

(a) it looks beautiful

(b) it has wonderful grass curled around it

(c) it is covered with fine clothes

(d) it is covered with green leaves

Q3: The wind in the poem talks to

(a) passersby (b) trees (c) clouds (d) itself.

Q4: The poet calls the earth

(a) unfriendly (b) friendly (c) proud (d) kind.

Q5: The phrase such a dot means

(a) so small (b) so fat  (c) so big (c) so kind


(i) b (ii) b (iii) d (iv) b (v) a

Unseen Poem for Class 7 | Poem 3

WHOSE woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods filled up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farm-house near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

—Robert Frost

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 3

(i) In the last stanza of the poem there is a repetition of the line; ‘And miles to go before I sleep.’ The poet has repeated the line to

(a) make the poem interesting

(b) emphasise his responsibilities

(c) attract the readers

(d) express the idea of the poem more forcefully.

(ii) When the poet says ‘But I have promises to keep’; he means that

(a) he has to make his life successful

(b) he has certain duties which he must discharge

(c) he has to follow what he has said to his friends

(d) he has to make people happy.

(iii) The woods are covered with

(a) snow (b)  yellow leaves (c) sand  (d)  fallen trees.

(iv) Who gives the harness bells a shake?

(a) Horse (b)  Poet (c) Horse-rider (d) Elephant

(v) The word queer means

(a) sometimes (b) familiar (c) strange (d) abnormal

Unseen Poem for Class 7 | Poem 4


I lay in sorrow deep distressed;

My grief a proud man heard,

His looks were cold, he gave me gold,

But not a kindly word.

My sorrow passed I paid him back The gold he gave to me,

Then stood erect and spoke my thanks And blessed his charity.

I lay in want and grief, and pain A poor man passed my way He bound my head, he gave me bread;

He watched me night and day;

How shall I pay him back again For all he did to me?

Oh, gold is great, but greater far Is heavenly sympathy.

—Charles Mackay

Unseen Poem with Questions and Answers – Poem 4

(i) One day the poet was in

(a) trouble (b) need of money (c) need of a friend (d) depression.

(ii) The proud rich man offered the poet

(a) sympathy (b) money (c) bread  (d) tea

(iii) The poet was in a fix because

(a) he didn’t know how to pay back to the rich proud man

(b) he didn’t know the poor man who served him so much

(c) he wanted to give money to the poor man but he had no money

(d) he didn’t know how to pay back to the poor main’s service to him.

(iv) The poet realised in the last that

(a) the poor man was better than the rich man

(b) sympathy was more valuable than gold

(c) the rich main was better than the poor man

(d) money was the most important thing in the world.

(v) The word that means opposite to sorrow is

(a) carelessness (b) ability (c) joy (d) beauty.


(i ) a  (ii) b  (iii) d  (iv) b (v) c


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