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Today we are going to tell you about 7. A Prayer for My Daughter by William Butler Yeats friends its a poetry for the exam so read and share it 7. A Prayer for My Daughter
SPECIAL ENGLISH – 12th
A Prayer for My Daughter
– William Butler Yeats
Some important Questions & Answers
Q. Answer the following Question –
Q.1.What is the poet’s opinion about ‘overmuch beauty’? Does he want his daughter to possess it ?
Ans. The poet wishes that his daughter be granted beauty and yet not beauty to make a stranger’s eye distraught . He doesn’t want overmuch beauty for his daughter. Women who are beautiful , begain to take it as an end in itself
Women forget their ‘natural kindness’ and are unable to respond sincere lovers. In fact here the poet had in his mind the beauty of Maud Gonne , his girl friend who rejected his proposal for marriage .
Q.2.Explain the symbol ‘ Horn of Plenty’.
Ans. The poet while referring to the ‘Horn of Plenty’ indicates a mythological symbol . The horn of a goat represented as overflowing with flowers , fruit and corn. Thus it symbolises plenty and prosperity . The poet while using this symbol makes a wish that his daughter should be granted with beauty but she should not follow the path of some beautiful ladies like Helen or Venus or Maud Gonne who out of their foolish thought or pride spoiled their beauty and domed to their misfortune for them even the Horn of Plenty proved to be bad.
Q.3.What qualities grow when the mind is without hatred?
Ans. For the poet hatred is the greatest evil and brings only misfortune . He himself has suffered a lot For this evil. So he wishes that his daughter should be free from it. If the soul is free from hatred , no misfortune can possibly ruin the innocence and cheerfulness of a person .His daughter if not touched by hatred would be capable of enjoying an inner peace and happiness . Her soul will be able to find its fulfillment within itself . She would remain always happy even in the midst of misfortune and the hostility of the world.