To Young Readers
Good books are
Bandages and voyages
And linkages to light;
Are keys and hammers,
dials and bells and
Good books are good nutrition.
A reader is a Guest
nourished, by riches of the Feast,
To lift , to launch, and to applaud the world
- Write down the meaning of the words given below;
- Complete a summary of the poem by inserting the given words in the blanks.
[world, nutrition, healing, hallelujah, nutrition, bandage, redeemer, hammer,
key, connection, voyage, motivate, Gwendolyn Brooks, reader, light]
‘To Young Readers’ is a short poem written by an American poet ________. When she was working in a library in her home town, she wrote this poem to ________ or persuade the young readers to read more books. She compares a good book with a ___________ that can be tied around our injury and can give us relief. That means a good book can make us happy by curing pains in our heart. Then she compares a good book as a __________ to light which means a long journey towards wisdom. She means to say that we can visit wonderful places and broadening our understanding. Thirdly, she compares a good book with a linkage to _____________, which means it connect us to wisdom. She further says a good book can be a ____________, __________, or _________. When she says a book can be a ____________ she means to say that if we read a good book our life can change a lot and we can achieve success. It can rescue us from dangers of mistakes. Besides, a good book can lead us to excitement of joys. Thus, she terms it as ________. Reading a good book can be just like having a nice meal which provides us ________. A good book offers a grand meal with wonderful food to a guest. Here a ________ is a guest who enjoys the wonderful world of book like a grand meal. By reading a good book we will be able to appreciate __________ and begin our planning in our life. Thus reading is wonderful and we must read book.