3-THE LOVELIEST OF TREES, THE CHERRY NOW
- What is captivating in the poem? Or which tree is mentioned in the poem,
“The Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now”?
The cherry tree mentioned in the poem captivates the poet a lot for its beauty.
- What is the complaint of the poem?
The poet says that the period of fifty years he left is not a long time to enjoy the beauty of the cherry tree.
- What has happened with the twenty-year of the poet’s early life? Or does the poet expect that his twenty years of early life would come again?
The poet expects that the first twenty-year of his early life would never come again.
- What is the theme or main idea of the poem?
The poem is in praise of the cherry tree covered with white flowers. The beauty of the cherry tree captivates the poet a lot. The poet says that he has spent twenty years of his life. He says that life is too short to see and enjoy the beautiful objects of nature. The poet says that the fifty years he left is not a long period of time to enjoy the beauty of the cherry tree.
Reference to the Context
These lines have been taken from the poem “Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now” written by A.E Housman.
Use the above-given theme of the poem as a context.
In these lines, the poet describes the beauty of the cherry tree. He shows his great love for the cherry tree. He says that the cherry flowers are the loveliest thing. When their branches in the woodland are overloaded with the spring blossoms and covered with snow, it captivates the poet. They welcome the Ester tide. The poet says he has spent twenty years of his life and fifty years of his life have left. The poet says that the period of fifty years he left is a short period to enjoy the glory of the cherry tree. So, I will not miss the chance of going to the woodland and relish the beauty of the cherry tree.