Balbharati Class 8 English Solutions Chapter 3.4 Leisure

Balbharati Class 8 English Solutions Chapter 3.4 Leisure

Welcome to NCTB Solutions. Here with this post we are going to help 8th class students for the Solutions of Balbharati Class 8 English Text Book Unit 3, Chapter 3.4, Leisure. Here students can easily find step by step solutions of all the questions in Leisure. Also our Expert English Teacher’s solved all the question answer with easily understandable language with proper guidance so that all the students can understand easily. Here in this post students will get chapter 3.4 solutions. Here all the Question Answer are based on Balbharati latest syllabus. Here all the question and answer are based on Maharashtra State Board latest syllabus.

Chapter 3.4 : Leisure Exercise question Solutions

Question no – (1) 

Answer :  

(a) do the cows and sheep stand?

= The cows and sheep stand beneath the boughs of trees.

(b) do the squirrels store their food?

= The squirrel store their food in grass of the woods.

(c) do stars shine in the daytime?

= Stars shine in the daytime in the stream of water.

(d) does beauty’s smile begin?

= Beauty’s smile begin in her eyes.

Question no – (2) 

(a) What could have inspired the poet to compose this poem? Do you think it relates to our present day life? Defend your choice.

Answer : 

According to the poet life is worth living, because we are living amidst the beauty of nature. But the poet shows his despair that people do not have time to explore it and enjoy its beauty. They all are busy with their own life. This could have inspired the poet to compose this poem.

Yes, relates very much to our present day life. Nowadays we all are confined in our customary materialistic world and follow the common race. We do not have even the small leisure to perceive the beauty of the nature.

(b) Which line proves that in our busy lives we do not even have a fraction of a second to enjoy nature’s beauty?

Answer : 

The line that proves that in our busy lives we do not even have a fraction of a second to enjoy nature’s beauty is “we have no time stand and stare”.

(c) ‘Beauty’ in stanza 5 to 6 can refer to a beautiful maiden as well as nature itself. Explain when and how nature ‘dances’ and also ‘smiles’. 

Answer : 

When the breeze blowing over the fields and the woods, the trees slowly move their heads with the happy breeze. It seems that the nature is dancing in happiness. Moreover when there are no storms, no dark clouds in the sky, the nature looks very happy as the sun spread his worm bright sunrays all over the nature. In that time the nature seems to be smiling.

(d) Why does the poet call our life ‘poor’?

Answer : 

The poet calls our life poor not in the basis of less money. He calls our life poor because we do not even have a fraction of a second to admire the nature’s beauty. Our life seems meaningless to the poet, since we are busy with our materialistic life. We don’t even take a look to the nature while passing it.

Question no – (3) 

Answer : 

(A) Two examples of personification from the poem.

(i) ‘And watch her feet, how they can dance?

(ii) No time to wait till her mouth can enrich that smile her eyes began?


(1) Alliteration :

(i) We have no time to stand and stare?

(ii) A poor life this if, full of care …

(2) Simile :

(i) Streams full of stars, like skies at night?

(ii) And stare as long as sheep or cows?

(3) Metaphor :

(i) No time to turn at Beauty’s glance.

(ii) And watch her feet, how they can dance?

Question no – (4) 

Answer : 

(a) beneath the boughs – Land.

(b) Squirrel hide nuts in grass – Land.

(c) Streams in daytime – Water.

(d) stars / skies at night – Air.

Question no – (5) 

Answer : 

The poet feels that our life is worthless as we do not have even a second to observe the beauty of the nature. We always spend our life in a bounded routine from day to night. We do not have a leisure for our relaxation and enjoyment. We are too attached to the materialistic world that we don’t even notice the dancing or smiling nature around us and the brightness of the stars in the daylight. We miss all the glory of the nature. That is why the poet refers our life to be very poor.


Next Chapter Solution : 

👉 The Vet

Updated: July 4, 2023 — 10:03 am

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