Explanation of the poem be the best of whatever you are all stanza

Previously when I was paraphrasing the poem be the best of whatever you are. I found many people requesting to explain all the stanzas of the poem. The poem Be the Best of Whatever you are is a nice poem by Douglas Malloch. The Poem gives us a very good message about our life and attitude.

You should also read this post about this poem:
1. Summary of the poem be the best of whatever you are
2. The theme of the poem be the best of whatever you are

Explanation of the poem Be the Best of Whatever you are

The explanation of all stanzas of the poem is given below:

(The lines can be written in the start of the explanation of any stanza of the poem)

The poem Be the Best of whatever you are is a beautiful piece of poetry by Douglas Malloch. The poet has tried to inspire and motivate us to improve ourselves on the point where we stand in society. The Poem tells us to make the best use of available opportunities and resources.

Explanation of Stanza 1

 In this stanza, the poet says that if you cannot become a pine tree that grows on hills and mountains with all splendor, be a little scrub that must be best of its kind. Here the poet points to the fact that quality matters, not the quantity.

If you cannot become a pine tree on a forest hell which is tall and strong, do not stop becoming. You have other options as well. Try to be a scrub in the valley. It does not matter what you become. What matters really is that whether you are best in it or not. Here, the poet conveys the message that if you a choice is not appropriate for, do not be hopeless. You have much more than it to become.

Explanation of Stanza 2

In this stanza, the poet says that ven if you are unable to become a bush, this is not really disappointing. You can be a bit of grass instead. Although both differ in sizes and functions, they are equally important. By showing these two examples, the poet has emphasized the necessity of excelling in something small rather than playing bad in something big.

The poem tells us that the lower or higher ranks and statuses are based on the quality of the work one does being on a particular status. A small height person may become a top engineer or software designer. So, whatever quality you are born with, try to polish it to become unique.

Explanation of Stanza 3

In this stanza the poet tries to convey to us the message that diversity is beautiful. Our differences are like color. Each is beautiful in itself. Not everyone can be the captain of the ship. There are some people who are to be on the crew. Both captain and the crew have different functions to play. In case if we cannot become a captain, we have the opportunity to become a part of the crew and offer our services.

Explanation of stanza 4

In these lines, the poet says that paths are needed to reach from one point to another. They all are important, for every destination has a different path. In this way, if you cannot be a stretched highway which symbolizes greatness in size, you can become a trail that also provides navigation to the travelers. Likewise, if you are unable to be the sun, be a star. Your size does not decide your success but your excellence.

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  1. Anonymous16:18

    thank youuu

  2. Anonymous18:43

    thank you

  3. Anonymous22:45

    Best explanation thank you

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