9.Garden Snake

Garden Snake

By Muriel
L. Sonne


Working with the Poem(Page No:
137)


1. 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) ‘I’ll stand aside and watch him pass,

      And tell me, “There’s no mistake,

      It’s just a harmless garden snake!”’

(iii) The mother
is referring to the harmless garden snake.

2. Find the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass. (Page No: 138)

Answer

The word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass is ‘wiggles’.

3.
There are four pairs of rhyming words in the poem. Say them aloud.

Answer

(i)  ‘Away‘ – ‘say’

(ii) ‘Good’ – ‘food’
(iv)
‘Grass’ – ‘pass’
(iv)
‘Mistake’ – ‘snake’

4.
A snake has no legs or feet, but it moves very fast. Can you guess how? Discuss
in the group
.

Answer

A snake has no legs or
feet, but it moves very fast as it slides over the grass with the help of its
scales.

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

Answer

Cobra’s long sharp teeth are like two bows or forks that are ready to chase you
down. It makes me frightened. They are called fangs which are a hollow tube
attached to a poisonous gland on one side. I came across these words as it
looks very dangerous and sharp like the knife.

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