2.4 Have you earned your tomorrow – Activity 1
Read the extract & complete the activities given below. 
Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?
Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along?
Or a churlish sort of “Howdy” and then vanish in the throng?
Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way,
Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?
Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that’s slipping fast,
That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said;
Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,
You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?
A1] Global Understanding 
State whether the following sentences are true or false.
- The people whom we communicate with, should remember us.
- We should be polite to all while leading our everyday life routine.
- We should not bother to encourage anybody for his hopeful future.
- The good we do today will earn us our tomorrow.
A2] Interpretation 
‘As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say,
You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?’
-Elaborate the idea expressed in these lines in your own words.
A3] Personal Response
Write an incident about your good gesture to somebody.
A4] Poetic Devices 
- Write the rhyming pairs of I & II stanza.
- Write the rhyme scheme of the poem.
A5] Creativity 
Compose four rhyming lines on the topic – ‘Being Kind’
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