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1. SAY NOT THE STRUGGLE NAUGIT AVAILETH.

REFERENCE: These lines have been taken from the poem "say not the struggle naught availeth"swritten by Arthur Hugh Clough. CONTEXT: In this poem the poet says that struggle does not go unrewarded. We should not be disappointed with failures. We should not think that our efforts are useless and that they have no effect on the enemy. He gives some examples to prove that our efforts do not go waste. The poet advises us to continue our efforts and never feel disappointed in difficult times. STANZA NO. 1: "Say not the -------------------------- have been they remain." In this stanza the poet advises us that we should never think that struggles do not get unrewarded. We must not be disappointed with temporary failure. Giving the example of a battle field the poet says that we should not think that the enemy, will not become weak and our hard work has no effect on the enemy. The poet encourages us by saying that never go waste. We should never think that things will not change in our favour and affairs will remain as they are. STANZA NO. 2: "If hopes are --------------------------posses the field." In these lines the poet says that some times our hopes deceive us. We are disappointed but we should not worry. We should always be hopeful of our future success. The poet encourages us by saying that our fear of failure may be false. The poet gives us the example of the battlefield and says that our own companions may be running after the enemy who is fleeing and they may win battle for us. The poet gives us the lesson of hope and encouragement. STANZA NO. 3: "For while the --------------------------flooding in the main." In this stanza the poet says that some times immediate results are not in our favour but our hard work does not go waste. The poet gives the example of a man who is standing on the beach watching the waves striking against the rocks on the shore. It appears that the waves are striking against the rock is useless because they do not seem to gain even a single inch of land. But the same waves are making inlets at some distance through which the water is flowing. This shows that we should never lost courage but keep on working hard. Our efforts do not go waste, but win definetly bring us success. STANZA NO. 4: "And not by-------------------------------the land is bright." In these lines the poet says that we should always remain hopeful and should never think that our efforts are useless and are not producing immediate results. He gives the example of a man who is looking at the rising son through eastern windows. To him it appears that the son is rising very slowly. But when he looks to wards the west he finds that the son has spread its light in all directions and has brightened the whole land. Thus the poet tells us that our struggles do not go waste and bring good results in the long run.

look. Comes silent. the land is bright! Arthur Hugh Clough . how slowly! But westward. in yon smoke conceal'd. If hopes were dupes. Far back. In front the sun climbs slow. And. Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers. vainly breaking. flooding in. For while the tired waves. the main. but for you. through creeks and inlets making. Seem here no painful inch to gain. And as things have been they remain.Say not the Struggle Naught availeth SAY not the struggle naught availeth. And not by eastern windows only. When daylight comes. possess the field. nor faileth. comes in the light. fears may be liars. The labour and the wounds are vain. The enemy faints not. It may be.

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