NCERT Solutions Class 6 English – Unit 2 Poem
Working with the Poem
List out the action words in the poem.
dive, dip, snaps, ——————, ——————, ———————, ——————, ——————
Find out the meanings of these words.
Dive – to enter into water intentionally, especially with the headfirst
Dip – to enter into water momentarily
Snaps – to make a sharp or crackling sound
Soars – to fly aloft
Rides – to sit and travel on the back of an animal
Flaps – to toss sharply
Pulls – to exert force upon to cause or tend to cause motion toward the force
Read these lines from the poem:
Then soars like a ship
With only a sail
The movement of the tailless kite is compared to a ship with a sail. This is called a simile. Can you suggest what or who the following actions may be compared to?
- He runs like —————————————––———
- He eats like ——————————————–—–—
- She sings like ————————————––—— –—
- It shines like ————————————–––———
- It flies like ——————————————––———–
- He runs like a deer.
- He eats like a horse.
- She sings like a nightingale.
- It shines like a glowworm.
- It flies like a kite.
Try to make a kite with your friends. Collect the things required such as color paper/newspaper, thread, glue, a thin stick that can be bent. After making the kite see if you can fly it.
Do it yourself.