11th Class Poem 11 (Leisure) Summary & Short Questions

Briefly discuss the poem ‘Leisure’ as a criticism of modern civilization.

In the poem “Leisure”, the poet shares the message that people in the modern , era safe Crazy about worldly pursuits. They keep on doing one thing after another to earn more money, in this pursuit they are over-worked, tired and unhappy. It is strange that they earn money through sheer hard work. They do so to attain more joys in life, but in fact they have everything in life except joy. They are so busy in coping with daily routines of life that they have no time to pay attention to the beauty around them. The poet wishes that he had enough time to stand and look at the beauty of nature. He would like to enjoy music, concerts and fascinating smiles. Sadly, the poet knows that he cannot do so. His life is full of worries and cares, and he cannot even stand and see the beautiful things around him.

Briefly answer the following questions. or What is the significance of the title of the poem “Leisure”?

The title of the poem suggests that modern man is too busy. He needs some leisure time to relax and enjoy the beautiful things around.

How does the poet compare men with animals?

The poet observes that animals lead better life than human beings. Unlike men, the animals have plenty of time to see the beauty of nature.

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