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NCERT Solutions for Class 10th English First Flight

 

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Chapter Chapter 14. A Tiger in the Zoo (Poem)

NCERT SOLUTION

 

 

 

 

EXERSISE

Thinking About The Poem

Q1. Read the poem again, and work in pairs or groups to do the following tasks.
(i) Find the words that describe the movements and actions of the tiger in the cage and in the wild. Arrange them in two columns.

Answer:                        

Movement in the cage Movement in the wild

Stalks

Few steps

Stalking

Ignoring
 

Lurking

Sliding

Snarling

Terrosiring

Hears

Stares


(ii) Find the words that describe the two places, and arrange them in two
columns.
Now try to share ideas about how the poet uses words and images to contrast the two situations.

Answer:

Cage  Wild

Pads of velvet quiet concert

Stenght behind bars

Sliding throug long grass water hole

Jungle's edge patrolling cars brillant star. 


Q2. Notice the use of a word repeated in lines such as these:
(i) On pads of velvet quiet,
In his quiet rage.
(ii) And stares with his brilliant eyes
At the brilliant stars.
What do you think is the effect of this repetition?

Answer: 

(i) The word 'quite' has been repeated in these lines. The repetition of the word beautiflies thelines and expresses the intensity of the action .

(ii) 'Brilliant'  word has been repeated in these lines. It expresses both the anger and brightness in the eyes of the tiger . It creates an effet of intensity of the action.   

Q3. Read the following two poems — one about a tiger and the other about a panther. Then discuss: Are zoos necessary for the protection or conservation of some species of animals? Are they useful for educating the public? Are there alternatives to zoos?

Answer:Zoos are for the protection or conservation of some species of animals.

             Yes, they are very useful for educating the public.

             Yes, zoo can be replaced by wildlife centuries.

 

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