NCERT Solutions Class 7 English – Unit 9 Poem
Working with the Poem
Answer the following questions:
(i) Pick out the line that suggests that the child is afraid of snakes.
(ii) Which line shows a complete change of the child’s attitude towards snakes? Read it aloud.
(iii) “But mother says that kind is good…” What is mother referring to?
(i) The line that suggests that the child is afraid of snakes is:
“I saw a snake and ran away…”
(ii) The line that shows a complete change of child’s attitude towards snakes is:
“I’ll stand aside and watch him pass,”
(iii) The mother is referring to the “garden snakes”.
Find the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass.
“Wiggles” is the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass.
There are four pairs of rhyming words in the poem. Say them aloud.
The four pairs of rhyming words in the poem are:
A snake has no legs or feet, but it moves very fast. Can you guess how? Discuss in the group.
A snake wiggles and that’s how it moves very fast although it does not have legs or feet.
Can you recall the word used for a cobra’s long sharp teeth? Where did you come across this word first?
The word used for cobra’s long sharp teeth is “fangs”. I have heard this word while watching Discovery channel.