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NCERT Class 7 English Unit 9 Poem Garden Snake

In this chapter, students explore the poem "Garden Snake," which delves into the theme of fear and innocence. The poem is a beautiful depiction of how a child's perspective can transform something that typically evokes fear into a source of fascination.

Working with the Poem

Question 1 :

Find the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass.

 

Answer :

Wiggles” is the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass.

 


Question 2 :

There are four pairs of rhyming words in the poem. Say them aloud.

 

Answer :

The four pairs of rhyming words in the poem are:

Away-say

Good-food

Grass-pass

Mistake-snake

 


Question 3 :

A snake has no legs or feet, but it moves very fast. Can you guess how? Discuss in the group.

 

Answer :

 A snake wiggles, and that’s how it moves very fast, although it does not have legs or feet.

 


Question 4 :

Can you recall the word used for a cobra’s long sharp teeth? Where did you come across this word first?

 

Answer :

The word used for cobra’s long sharp teeth is “fangs”. I have heard this word while watching the Discovery channel.

 


Question 5 :

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?

 

Answer :

(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”.

 


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