Poem – 8. On the Grasshopper and Cricket
Q1. 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 a music and meaning of their own.
Q2. ‘The poetry of earth’ is not made of words. What is it made of, as suggested in the poem?
Ans: “ The poet of earth” is not made of words but it made but it is the made of the songs of the grasshopper and the cricket, that is made by the music sung by these insects.
Q3. 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.
Ans: (i) He has never done with this delights.
(ii) The cricket’s song, in warmth, is ever increasing.
Q4. Which word in stanza 2 is opposite in meaning to ‘the frost’?
Q5. The poetry of earth continues round the year through a cycle of two seasons.
Mention each with its representative voice.
Ans: The grasshopper sings through the summer sitting under some weed. The cricket, on the other hand, sings in a shrill voice sitting under some stone.
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