Tamil Nadu 7th Standard English Book Term 3 Courage Solution | Lesson 2.2

Lesson 2.2 Courage

7th Standard English Book Term 3 - Courage Book Back Answers

Lesson 2.2 > Courage

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Happy / Joyous

It is a happy situation. We always welcome these type of situations. But we should understand that the happy moments are not permanent.

Serious / Gloomy

It is a sad situation. We never like these situations. Though we do not like these situations, they help us to know the meaning of life.

Painful  / Agonizing

It is a sore situation. In our life, we face many physical problems. We have to bear the pain. Accepting physical pains help us to face our mental pains.

Triumph / Victorious

It is a happy victorious situation. Everyone wants to win. Everyone like this situation. But we should be humble in this situation.

Aggressive / Violent

It is a happy hostile situation. We should not offend anyone. We should respect our fellowmen.


instantaneoushappening or done immediately (நடக்கிறது (அ) உடனடியாக செய்யப்படுகிறது
flickeredshone unsteadily (நிலையற்ற முறையில் பிராகாசித்தது)
strivemake great effort (பெரும் முயற்சி செய்யுங்கள்)
ingrainedfirmly established and hard to change (உறுதியாக நிறுவப்பட்டது மற்றும் மாற்றுவது கடினம்)


A. Answer the following questions.

1. Can courage be developed suddenly? Why?

No, Courage cannot be developed suddenly. It can be developed from the depth of the heart.

2. When should we have courage?

When we work for a goal, we should have courage

3. Give an example for dazzling light.\

An example for dazzling sight is a lighting or comet or metreorites.

4. Can a courageous man be defeated? Why?

No, a courageous man cannot be defeated. He is determined, mentally  strong with hight will power

5. What is the ‘breath of life’?

Courage is the breath of life.

6. What are the characteristics of a courageous man?

Self-confidence, integrity, leadership qualities and compassion are the characteristics of a courageous man.

B. Read the following lines and answer the questions.

1. It isn’t an instantaneous thing
Born of despair with a sudden spring

a. What does ‘it’ refer to?

It refers to “being courage

b. What does ‘born of despair mean’?

“Born of despair” means hopelessness.

2. It’s a slow, unwavering, ingrained trait
With the patience to work and the strength to wait.

a. What is an ‘ingrained trait’?

Deep seated courage within the self of a man is an “ingrained trait”

b. Why does a courageous man need patience?

Courage is not built in a day, it is a slow and steady process of growth and development. So a courageous man need patience.

3. It’s part of his hours, his days and his years,
Back of his smiles and behind his tears.

a. What does ‘tears’ mean?

“Tear” refers to hardwork / sorrow.

Literary Appreciation

Rhyme Scheme: A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhymes at the end of each line of a poem or song. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme; lines designated with the same letter rhyme with each other.

C. Work in pairs and answer the following.

1. Pick out the alliterated words.

Alliterated Words ;

  • Daring – Deed
  • Serve – Some
  • Can – Call
  • Thing – That
  • Man – May – Meet

2. Pick out the rhyming words.

Rhyming Words :

dash – flashthing – springhope – ropeman – plan
resort – sportcall – fallnot – hotgoal – soul
light – sighttrait – waitblue – doshow – go
defeat – meetyears – tearsdeed – creed

3. Write the rhyme scheme of the poem.

Rhyme Scheme :



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