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NCERT Solutions for Class 10th English First Flight


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Chapter Chapter 15. How to Tell Wild Animal (Poem)







Thinking About The Poem

Q1. Does ‘dyin’ really rhyme with ‘lion’? Can you say it in such a way that it does?

Answer: If we speak the full word 'dyind' then it does not rhymswith lions, but if 'g' of dying is silent as the poet has done in the poems it does rhyme  with lion.

Q2. How does the poet suggest that you identify the lion and the tiger? When can you do so, according to him?

The poet suggest that thought roaring or 'eating' one can identify the lion or the tiger. We csn do so according to him thought earing accoss a largeand tawny beast or nobal wild baast with black strip on a yellow ground.

Q3. Do you think the words ‘lept‘ and ‘lep’ in the third stanza are spelt correctly? Why does the poet spell them like this?

Answer: No, the spelling of 'left' are not correct. The poet has spelt these words incorrectiy for poetic effect.

Q4. Do you know what a ‘bearhug’ is? It’s a friendly and strong hug  such as bears are thought to give, as they attack you! Again, hyenas are thought to laugh, and crocodiles to weep (‘crocodile tears’) as they swallow their victims. Are there similar expressions and popular ideas about wild animals in your own language(s)?

Answer: Student attemp yourself with the help of teacher.

Q5. Look at the line “A novice might nonplus”. How would you write this
‘correctly’? Why is the poet’s ‘incorrect’ line better in the poem?

Answer: The correct form is 'A novice might get nonplussed '. In the incorrect line seems better bacause it helps in maintaining the rhythenm of the poem.

Q6. Can you find other examples of poets taking liberties with language, either in English or in your own language(s)? Can you find examples of humorous poems in your own language(s)?

Answer: Student attemp yourself with the help of teacher.

Q7. Much of the humour in the poem arises from the way language is used, although the ideas are funny as well. If there are particular lines in the poem that you especially like, share these with the class, speaking briefly about what it is about the ideas or the language that you like or find funny.

Answer: Student attemp yourself with the help of teacher.





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