Poem 5. Trees
Textual Questions and Exercises
Q1. What are the games or human activities which use trees, or in which trees also ‘participate’?
Ans. The games or human activities which use trees are house making, playing hide and seek, cool shades in summer, fire camp parties in winter, fruits and many more.
Q2. “Trees are to make no shade in winter.” What does this mean? (Contrast this line with the line immediately before it.)
Ans. During winter time, we need sunlight not the cool shades of tree as it is already cold. In summer time, we need protection from sunlight and trees provide the cool shades.
Q3. “Trees are for apples to grow on, or pears.” Do you agree that one purpose of a tree is to have fruit on it? Or do you think this line is humorous?
Ans. Yes, one purpose of trees is to have fruits like apple or pears. This line is not humorous as apple and pears are most common fruit so poet used these two fruits name.