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Poem 4 – The Ant and the Cricket

 

I. Based on your understanding of the poem read the following lines and answer the questions given below.

1. A silly young cricket accustomed to sing
Through the warm, sunny months of gay summer and spring.

a. What was the routine of the cricket?
Ans: During the bright months of summer and spring, the cricket used to sing.
b. Name the seasons mentioned here.
Ans: Summer and spring are the seasons mentioned here.

2. Began to complain when he found that, at home,
His cupboard was empty, and winter was come.

a. Who does ‘he’ refers to?
Ans: ‘He’ refers to the cricket.
b. Why was his cupboard empty?
Ans: The cricket did not save anything during summer and spring. So his cupboard was empty.

3. Not a crumb to be found
On the snow-covered ground;

a. What couldn’t he find on the ground?
Ans: He couldn’t find a crumb on the ground.
b. Why was the ground covered with snow?
Ans: It was winter season. So the ground was covered with snow.

4. At last by starvation and famine made bold,
All dripping with wet, and all trembling with cold,

a. What made the cricket bold?
Ans: Starvation and famine made the cricket bold.
b. Why did the cricket drip and tremble?
Ans: Snow and rain were falling. So the cricket dripped and trembled.




5. Away he set off to a miserly ant,
To keep if, to keep him alive, he would grant
Him shelter from rain,
And a mouthful of grain.

a. Whom did the cricket want to meet? Why?
Ans: The cricket wanted to meet the ant to ask for food and shelter.
b. What would keep him alive?
Ans: Foodgrain to eat and shelter from the rain would keep him alive.

6. But we ants never borrow;
We ants never lend.

a. Why do you think ants neither borrow nor lend?
Ans: Ants work hard and store food for a rainy day. So they neither borrow nor lend.
b. Who says these lines to whom?
Ans: The ant says these lines to the cricket.

7. “Not I!
My heart was so light
That I sang day and night,
For all nature looked gay.”

a. Who does ‘I’ refers to?
Ans: ‘I’ refers to the cricket.
b. What was the nature of the cricket? How do you know?
Ans: The cricket used to sing day and night during summer and spring. The cricket says ‘I sang day and night’.

8. Thus ending, he hastily lifted the wicket,
And out of the door turned the poor little cricket,

a. The ant refused to help the cricket. Why?
Ans: The cricket did not save anything in summer and spring. He was simply singing day and night. So the ant refused to help the cricket.
b. Explain the second line.
Ans: The ant shut the door on the cricket. He turned away the starving cricket.

9. He wished only to borrow;
He’d repay it tomorrow;

a. Pick out the rhyming words from the poem.
Ans: sing / spring; found / ground; see / free; bold / cold; ant / grant; rain / grain; friend / lend; by / I; light / night; gay / say; wicket / cricket; true / two

10. My heart was so light
that I sang day and night,
For all nature looked gay,
“You sang, Sir, you say”?

a. Mention the rhyme scheme employed in the above lines.
Ans: a a b b

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