Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Uses of Adversity (Explanation with Reference to Context)

1. Fairer is the manuscript

When the reed is clipped;

Cleaner runs the message, when,

There is trimming of the pen.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “The Uses of Adversity” written by an anonymous poet.

In this poem poet explains that adversity polishes a person. It makes him a perfect and practical man.

Explanation:

In these lines poet says that when a person sharpens and trims pen made of reed it writes clearer and beautiful. The information sent in such writing is more legible and easy to understand.

2. Dimly burns the lantern, but

When its wick is cut

Perfect will its lustre be

Through the wick’s deficiency.

Reference to Context:

These lines have been taken from the poem “The Uses of Adversity” written by an anonymous poet.

In this poem poet explains that adversity polishes a person. It makes him a perfect and practical man.

Explanation:

In these lines poet says that a lamp does not give bright light, but when a person cuts its wick and reduces its length it starts giving perfect and bright light.

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4 Responses to “The Uses of Adversity (Explanation with Reference to Context)”

BLOOMS VEEZE said...
January 11, 2012 at 5:56 AM

NYC EXPLANATION


admin said...
January 12, 2012 at 5:22 AM

nice one


Anonymous said...
December 19, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Marvellous explanation


SYED AKHTAR HUSSAIN said...
February 22, 2015 at 3:58 PM

The explanation given above is totally wrong.In fact, this poem says, cut off the bad company, bad things, sins and bad habits that are spoiling your life. Because the part of wick and reed pen is cut off because has gone rotten and spoiling the performance of pen and lantern. SO CUT OFF WHAT SPOILS YOUR CHARACTER, YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FUTURE


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