NCERT Solutions for Class 10th English First Flight
Chapter Chapter 14. A Tiger in the Zoo (Poem)
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.
|Movement in the cage||Movement in the wild|
(ii) Find the words that describe the two places, and arrange them in two
Now try to share ideas about how the poet uses words and images to contrast the two situations.
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?
(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.