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Answer the comprehension questions.

Salutation to the Dawn


Look to this day!

For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

1. Salutation an expression of greeting, goodwill or courtesy by word, gesture or
ceremony; the act of greeting
2. Course the path or direction that something/someone moves along
3. Verity/verities the state of being true and real; something that is regarded as true
4. Bliss complete happiness
5. Splendor great and impressive beauty/things that are very beautiful or impressive

Comprehension Questions
1. Why do you think the poet advises us to look to this day?
2. Do you agree with the idea that Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is only a
vision; but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every
tomorrow a vision of hope. How can you apply this idea in your own life?
3. In what way does the title fit the contents of the poem?

A well-organized and clearly expressed writing is the key to communicate the
message of a text.
It is enhanced through the use of appropriate pictures, illustrations, graphs, charts,
diagrams, maps, or other visuals, and instantly expresses what might take several
paragraphs to describe.
The visuals enhance the understanding of the texts.
Highlight: People find it easier to understand what they see than what they hear.
Some visual-aids that can be used are mentioned below:
1. Chalkboard
2. Posters to preview or summarize main ideas or to draw pictures or
diagrams to clarify information
3. Objects or models an actual object or model
4. Audio-visual equipment a more updated and professional way to
present material is to use audio-visual equipment such as Liquid Crystal
Display (LCD) projector, and computers
5. Your own self you, yourself, can be a visual aid. If you know what you
are talking about, you are all that you need.