The School Boy The School Boy

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Name the poet of the schoolboy.
I love to rise on a summer morn, When the bird sing on every tree; The distant huntsman winds his horn And the skylark sings with me O what sweet company! a. Name the poem and the poet. b. What does the schoolboy hear when he gets up on a summer morning? c. Whose company does the schoolboy enjoy?
a. The poem is ‘A School Boy’ and the poet is William Blake. b. The boy enjoys listening to the birds singing on the tree, there chirrup refreshes him. He even hears the harsh of a huntsman who is very far. c. The schoolboy enjoys the wonderful company of the skylark who sings with him.
But to go to school on -a summer morn, O it drives all joy away! Under a cruel eye outworn, The-little ones spend the day In sighing and dismay. a. How does the schoolboy feel when he goes to school on a summer morning? b. Whose eyes have been called cruel? c. How do the children feel in the school?
Ah then at times I drooping sit, And spend many an anxious hour; Nor in my book can I take delight, Nor sit in learning’s bower, Worn through with the dreary shower. a. Why is the schoolboy anxious? b. How does he like his books? c. What does he call dreary?
How can the bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing? How can a child, when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring! a. With whom is the little boy in school compared in the 4th stanza? Explain the comparison. b. What does the child fear? c. What does he feel would happen to the child in this condition?
O father and mother if buds are nipped, " And blossoms blown away; If the tender plants are stripped Of their joy in the springing day, By sorrow and care’s dismay. a. Explain the comparison made in the 5th stanza. b. What would be the condition of the plants?
How shall the summer arise in joy, Or the summer fruits appear? Or how shall we gather what griefs destroy, Or bless the mellowing year, When the blasts of winter appear? a. What does the poet say might happen if little children are stopped from enjoying the summer pleasures? b. What are the summer pleasures?

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