1. A TEACHER FOR ALL SEASONS
This poem plays tribute to a teacher, listing the various
roles she takes on as a friend and guide to her students.
The poet compares the various roles of the teacher to the
four seasons, showing us how the teacher contributes to
the complete development of her students.
is the season that heralds the birth of new plants.
The teacher is like spring because she offers these new
plants her protection against the elements and nurtures
them tenderly. A teacher is like
because she is
always good-tempered. Her cheerful behaviour ensures
that studying is fun. Her teaching brings alive the bright
colours and crispness of nature and in this manner she
. A teacher is like
because she makes
sure that her students are warm and comfortable in her
company despite any troubles that they may face. She
also guides them, offering them all the benefit of her own
experience. The poet expresses gratitude to a teacher for
being a truly perfect person – suitable for all seasons and
with a pleasant, encouraging attitude that wins hearts
wherever she/he goes.
The poem is about the ideal teacher who, with her/
his pleasant attitude makes studying a pleasure for
a teacher who helps at all times
The students are the sprouts.
They are called new and green because they are
young and tender.
makes studying a pleasure
teaching methods are crisp
and clear, creates a happy atmosphere
keeps students warm and comfortable
The lessons are interesting and exciting.
cold and unapproachable
walks in a carefree manner
thinks and feels in a happy wayANSW