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'Boyhood Dreams'

Click the play button to watch a recitation of the poem 'Boyhood Dreams.'

Which are the stressed and the unstressed words in the poem?

You will discover that only the underlined words which are referred to as content words have been stressed while the rest, which are referred to as form words,have not been stressed.

Listen to the same poem being read aloud once more and list down four content words and four form words in the second stanza.


They have thought as young men think,

of love, fame and glory,

they have found as old men find,

life's tales, dark and hoary.

They have hoped as children hope,

To pick life's pleasant gains,

And now they walk with bowed heads,

like drenched men from the rains.