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If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; a. Name the poem and the poet? b. Explain ‘Can keep your head’. c. What adverse circumstances is the poet talking about? d. Who should one trust? e. Explain ‘make allowance for their doubting too’.
a. The poem is ‘If’ and the poet is Rudyard Kipling. b. It means that even during adverse circumstances one is able to maintain his / her patience and calm. c. Poet is talking about the time when everyone around a person is accusing him and have almost lost their sanity in anger. d. One should have faith on his when everyone around has lost faith in him. e. It means one should definitely give a thought to the fact that others might have some genuine discord, which can be considered.
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: a. What should one wait for? b. What should do with lies? c. What should one do if he is hated? d. What does the father want his son to do?
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; a. What should one dream? b. What should he think? c. What does he mean by ‘triumph’ and ‘disaster’? d. Why does the poet call triumph and disaster imposters?
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build' em up with worn-out tools: a. What does he have to bear? b. What else the boy has to learn? c. What quality did he want to imbibe in his son?
If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of Pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; a. What should he make a heap of? b. What should he risk his money on? c. What should he do if he loses?
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will, which says to them: "Hold on!” a. Which body parts does the poet mention? b. What should he force? c. What should he ‘hold on’?
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt, If all men count with you, but none too much; a. What should a person maintain in a crowd? b. What should he do when he is walking in a crowd? c. How should his friends and enemies be towards him?
If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty second’s worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son! a. How should he conduct himself? b. What would it give? c. How would make him a man?

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