English Class 9
Beehive - Poems (Literature)

Read the given extract and answer the questions


Let us remember, whenever we are told

To hate our brothers, it is ourselves

That we shall dispossess, betray, condemn.

Remember, we who take arms against each other

( No Men are Foreign)

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Question (i)

 What does the poet mean by "our brothers"?


    As written by the student: 

The poet means all human beings who are related to us by blood or by humanity.

    Step-by-step explanation:

  •       The poet uses the word "our brothers" to refer to all human beings who share the same origin and destiny . He does not limit the term to only those who are related to us by blood or by family ties, but extends it to include those who are related to us by humanity and compassion.
  •       He wants us to see all human beings as our brothers, regardless of their nationality, language, or religion . He wants us to feel a sense of kinship and solidarity with them, and to not hate or harm them.

Question (ii)

How does the poet show that hating others is harmful to ourselves?


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