1. Desiderata written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
1. What do you think is the purpose of Max Ehrmann's poem? to explain how he has lived his life to persuade others he is correct to advise others about how to live life well to criticize the government QUESTION 2 Judging from the tone of the poem, Ehrmann believes that: life is basically an unhappy experience people should be optimisitc about life everything in life is wonderful life experiences should be without emotion QUESTION 3 Ehrmann's voice could be described as the voice of a/an: scientist politician lawyer philosopher QUESTION 4 Ehrmann's voice could be described as: sensitive and inspiring critical and hostile neutral sarcastic and funny QUESTION 5 There is an age-old debate about Ehrmann's last line. Some people think he wrote "Be careful" and some believe he wrote "Be cheerful." Explain which reading is more consistent with his voice in the rest of the poem and why. Use evidence from the p
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