2.1 Song of the open road – Activity 1
Read the following extract & complete the activities given below. 
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go,
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
A1] Global Understanding
State whether the following statements are true or false.
1. The Poet is doubtful and wants more than he had while traveling.
2. The World before the poet is healthy .
3. The Poet is optimistic and he likes to fill the life of people with joy and hope.
4. The Poet is ready to forget the old memories.
The Poet does not ask for good fortune because……………….
A3] Personal Response
Narrate any memorable incident from your life.
A4] Poetic Devices
Name and explain the figure of speech in the following lines-
1. “I carry my old delicious burdens”
2. “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road”
A5] Poetic Creativity
Write four to six lines of free verse on the topic ‘My road to success’