NCERT Solutions For Class 9 English Beehive Poem 6 No Men Are Foreign free PDF is given here. These Solutions contains answers to all questions provided in the textbook. Class 9th English No Men Are Foreign solutions are explained by the expert English teacher and as per NCERT (CBSE) guidelines.
Thinking about the Poem
Question 1: (i) “Beneath all uniforms…” What uniforms do you think the poet is speaking about?
(ii) How does the poet suggest that all people on earth are the same?
Answer: (i) The poet is probably speaking about the uniforms that the soldiers wear at the time of war. The word “uniform” here could also mean the traditional dresses of a country.
(ii) The poet suggests that all people on earth are the same as all of us breathe and live in the same way. When we will die, we will be buried under the same earth. All share the air, water and warmth of sun equally to survive. Each one of us prospers at the time of peace and suffers when there is war. We all are same the way we wake, sleep, hate, love and labour.
Question 2: In stanza 1, find five ways in which we all are alike. Pick out the words.
Answer: Words which suggest the five ways in which we all are like are:
- No men are strange
- No countries foreign
- A single body breathes
- The land our brothers walked upon
- Earth like this, in which we all shall lie
Question 3: How many common features can you find in stanza 2? Pick out the words.
Answer: There are five common features in stanza 2. These features are the sun, the air, the water, peaceful harvest, hands and the labour.
Question 4: “…whenever we are told to hate our brothers…” When do you think this happens? Why? Who ‘tells’ us? Should we do as we are told at such times? What does the poet say?
Answer: Whenever there is war, leaders tell people to hate the other country. They tell us to do so because of their personal gains. But we should not act as a puppet in their hands and do as they say. We should understand that war is futile and analyses the situation before jumping to conclusions. The poet says that if we fight against them, we kill and condemn ourselves.