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NCERT Solutions For Class 8 English Poem 8 - On the Grasshopper and Cricket

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Working with the Poem

Question 1 :

Find in the poem lines that match the following.

(i) The grasshopper’s happiness never comes to an end.

 

(ii) The cricket’s song has a warmth that never decreases.

 

Answer :

(i) In summer luxury — he has never done with his delights.

 

(ii) The cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever.


Question 2 :

Which word in stanza 2 is opposite in meaning to ‘the frost’?

 

Answer :

‘Grassy’ is opposite to the word ‘frost’ in stanza 2. Grassy shows summer and warmer months of the year. It shows the blossoming of new life. The word frost on the other hand has a chilly reference. It represents the colder months of the year where no life sustains itself.


Question 3 :

The poetry of the earth continues round the year through a cycle of two seasons. Mention each with its representative voice.

 

Answer :

Summer and winter continue the poetry of earth throughout the year. The grasshopper’s voice carries the poetry of summer with itself while the shrills of the cricket represent the winter. Both sounds are characteristic of each season and are appreciated in different ways.

 


Question 4 :

Find in the poem lines that match the following.

(i) The grasshopper’s happiness never comes to an end.

 

(ii) The cricket’s song has a warmth that never decreases.

 

Answer :

(i) In summer luxury — he has never done with his delights.

 

(ii) The cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever.


Question 5 :

Discuss with your partner the following definition of a poem.

A poem is made of words arranged in a beautiful order. These words, when read aloud with feeling, have music and meaning of their own.

 

 

Answer :

A poem is a creative piece with a rhyme scheme and a musical flow to it. It carries a metaphorical and deeper meaning which adds to the essence of the poem. Poetry carries an intense passion and puts the imagination of the poet in sync. The words carry meaning beyond the dictionary definition and are arranged in short lines, with rhyme at the end.


Question 6 :

 ‘The poetry of earth’ is not made of words. What is it made of, as suggested in the poem?

 

Answer :

The poetry of earth finds its rhyme and rhythm by different creatures in nature and the seasons. This kind of poetry never loses its charm just like nature which remains charming eternally. Even during summer and winter, the extreme months of the season cycle, the poet finds beauty. The grasshopper jumps around tirelessly during summer while the cricket shrills on the dark winter nights, enhancing the beauty of the season.


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