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The Wonderful Words (poem)

Question 2:

In groups of four, discuss the following lines and their meanings.

(i) All that you do is match the words

To the brightest thoughts in your head

(ii) For many of the loveliest things

Have never yet been said

(iii) And everyone’s longing today to hear

Some fresh and beautiful thing

(iv) But only words can free a thought

From its prison behind your eyes


(i) The poet says that English is a wonderful language and that in order to express our thoughts, we must put them into words.

(ii) The poet feels that one must use words to express the thoughts because many of the loveliest and sweetest things might never have been said till now. Many times people do not know how to say what they …

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