Q.1.How does the poet want his son to react to loss?
Ans. The poet wants his son to bear his loss cool headedly. He should not highlights his loss in public. He behaves in the proverb weep and weep alone , ‘Nobody wipes the tears of a loser.
Q.2.How does the poet want his son to deal with crowds,kings and commoners?
Ans. The poet wants his son to keep his virtue while talking to the crowds. He should be conscious of his position in society while walking with a king . he should never deal with commoners with a sense of pride.
Q.3.”If is a poem with a clear cut moral message. Explain.
Ans. If is a poem with a clear – cut moral message because the poet very clearly inspires the readers to cultiviate the virtues which are very essential for achieving perfection in life . he guides the readers to be neutral both in loss and gain , friendship and enmity . he also guides that a man should have a balanced mind and should not lose his temper . he must make the best use of his time to be complete man.