Poem 3 (Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now) Summary & Short Questions

Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Subject: English
Book III: Plays & Poems
Poem 3: Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now
Type: Summary & Short Questions
Author: A.E Housman
Pages: 3
PDF Size: 1 MB

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This chapter is from the 11th class English book 3 and it has been written by A.E Housman. we have presented the important questions and main idea of this chapter for the intermediate (first year) fsc fa ics i.com first year students.


The theme of the poem ‘Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now’ is love of nature. Cherry is the Sweetest symbol of Nature. It is a symbol of life, which brings happiness and comfort for those who love objects of nature such as cherry. The poet depicts cherry as a character. It performs various actions as it hangs, stands and wears. The poet sees cherry as the bride and the bloom of the woodland. The cherry fascinates everyone as its branches bend downloaded with flowers. Covered with snow, it seems to wear the white dress to celebrate Easter. The poem takes an interesting turn when we see that the beauty of cherry makes the poet sad. It reminds him of shortness of his life. He wishes to have a much longer life to enjoy the beauty of cherry.

Questions Answers

Q: Why does the poet want to visit woodland?

The poet is fond of the objects of nature, specially the cherries. He loves to visit woodland so that he may fix his gaze on the beautiful cherries.

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