The Duck and the Kangaroo-Comprehension

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THE DUCK AND THE KANGAROO

By- Edward Lear

COMPREHENSION OF STANZAS

STANZA – 1

 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,

  `Good gracious! how you hop!

Over the fields and the water too,

 As if you never would stop!

My life is a bore in this nasty pond,

 And I long to go out in the world beyond!

I wish I could hop like you!

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

हिंदी अनुवाद – बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा , वाह! तुम कितना अच्छा कूदते ह ो! खेतों के ऊपर और पानी के ऊपर भी जैसे कि तुम कभी रुकोगे ही नहीं l इस गंदगी भरे तालाब में मेरा जीवन तो नीरस है और मैं यहाँ से दूर जाना चाहता हूँ काश! मैं भी तुम्हारी तरह उछल –कूद कर सकता l बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा l

 Questions :

(a) Name the poem and the poet.

(b) What did the Duck praise the Kangaroo for?

(c) Where could the Kangaroo hop?

(d) Where did the Duck live?

 (e) What did the Duck long for?

Answers :

(a) The name of the poem is ‘The Duck and the Kangaroo’ and the name of the poet is ‘Edward Lear’.

(b) He praised the Kangaroo for his fine hopping.

 (c) The Kangaroo could hop over the fields and the water.

 (d) The Duck lived in a nasty pond.

 (e) The Duck longed to go out in the world beyond.

STANZA 2

‘Please give me a ride on your back!’

 Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

`I would sit quite still, and say nothing but “Quack”,

The whole of the long day through!

And we’d go to the Dee, and the Jelly Bo Lee,

 Over the land, and over the sea;

Please take me a ride! 0 do!’

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.

हिंदी अनुवाद – ‘कृपया मुझे अपनी पीठ पर बिठाकर सवारी दे द ो! बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा । ‘मैं  चुपचाप बैठा रहूँगा और कां-कां के  सिवा कुछ नहीं बोलूँगा । पूरे का-पूरा दिन । तब हम डी नदी और जैली बो ली पर जाएंगे। मैदानों तथा समुद्र के ऊपर घूमेंगे । कृपया मुझे सवारी पर ले जाओ । अरे ले जाओ ! बत्तख ने कंगारू से कहा ।

Questions :

 (a) What request did the Duck make to the Kangaroo?

 (b) What did the Duck promise to do?

(c) What did the Duck promise not to do?

(d) What places did he want to go to?

(e) How could he go over the land and the sea?

 Answers :

(a) The Duck requested the Kangaroo to give him a ride.

 (b) The Duck promised to sit still on his back.

 (c) The Duck promised not to speak anything all day long except “Quack”.

 (d) He wanted to go to the Dee River and the Jelly Bo Lee.

(e) He could go over the land and the sea on the Kangaroo’s back.

 STANZA 3

Said the Kangaroo to the Duck, `

This requires some little reflection;’

 Perhaps, on the whole, it might bring me luck,

 And there seems but one objection,

Which is, if you ‘ll let me speak so bold,

 Your feet are unpleasantly wet and cold,

And would probably give me the roo-

Matiz!’ said the Kangaroo.

हिंदी अनुवाद – कंगारू ने बत्तख से कहा , “इस बारे में थोड़ा सोच –विचार करने की आवश्यकता है ; शायद इससे कुल मिलाकर मुझे एक सौभाग्य ही मिले l लेकिन इसमें एक आपत्ति दिखाई जान पड़ती हैं , जो यह है ,यदि तुम मुझे साहस दो तो मैं बोलूँ l तुम्हारे पांव असुखद ढंग से गीले और ठंडे हैं और संभवतया ये मुझे गठिए का रोग दे देंगें” कंगारू ने कहा l

Questions :

(a) What needs some little reflection?

(b) What did the Kangaroo think could bring him luck?

(c) What was the objection in this process?

(d) What was the fear of the Kangaroo?

(e) Find any two pairs of rhyming words in this stanza.

 Answers :

(a) Offering a ride to the Duck on the Kangaroo’s back needs reflection.

(b) Giving a chance of the ride to the Duck could bring the Kangaroo back.

 (c) The Duck’s feet were too wet and cold.

(d) He feared that the Duck’s wet and cold feet would probably give him the romantiz disease.

 (e) (i) Duck rhymes with black.

(ii)Reflection rhymes with an objection.

STANZA 4

Said the Duck, ‘As I sat on the rocks,

 I have thought over that completely,

 And I bought four pairs of worsted socks

Which fit my web-feet neatly.

And to keep out the cold I’ve bought a cloak,

 And every day a cigar I’ll smoke,

 All to follow my own dear  true

Love of a Kangaroo!’

हिंदी अनुवाद – बत्तख ने कहा जब मैं चट्टानों के ऊपर बैठा तो इसके बारे में पूरा सोच विचार किया I और मैंने चार जोड़ी ऊनी जुराबें खरीदीं ,जो मेरे जालीदार पैरों में अच्छे से आती हैं I  और सर्दी से बचने के लिए मैंने एक लबादा खरीद लिया है और हर रोज मैं एक सिगार पीता हूँ l मैं यह सब कुछ इसलिए कर रहा हूँ ताकि मैं अपने प्रिय कंगारू के प्यार को पूरा कर सकूँ l

Questions :

 (a) Who is the Duck speaking to?

(b) {Hurt has he thought over completely?

( C)  What has he bought for his web feet?

(d) What has he bought to keep out of the cold?

(e) For whose did he do all this?

Answers :

(a) He is speaking to the Kangaroo.

(b) He has thought it over completely that his web-feet should not get wet and cold.

(c) Four pairs of worsted socks.

(d) He has bought a cloak to keep out of cold.

(e) He did so for the sake of his dear friend the Kangaroo.

 STANZA 5

Said the Kangaroo, ‘I’m ready!

All in the moonlight pale;

But to balance me well, dear Duck, sit steady!

And quite at the end of my tail!’

 So away they went with a hop and a bound,

 And they hopped the whole world three times round;

 And who so happy-0 who,

   As the Duck and the Kangaroo?

हिंदी अनुवाद –कंगारू ने कहा , ‘मैं तैयार हूँ l इस हल्की –सी चांदनी में पूर्ण रूप से ; लेकिन मेरा संतुलन बनाए रखने के लिए ,प्यारे बत्तख, तुम बिना हिले बैठे रहना और बिल्कुल मेरी पूँछ के सिरे पर’ और तब वे उछलते और कूदते हुए वहाँ से चले गए l और उन्होंने इसी खुशी में पूरी दुनिया के तीन चक्कर लगाए l अरे ! कौन इतना खुश कौन हो सकता था जितना कि वो बत्तख और कंगारू थे l

Questions :

 (a) What was the Kangaroo ready for?

(b) Where did he ask the Duck to sit?

 (c) How did they start their programme?

 (d) How many times did they go round the world?

(e) How were they feeling?

 Answers :

(a) The Kangaroo was ready for giving a ride to the Duck on his back.

(b) He asked the Duck to sit at the end of his tail.

 (c) They started their programme with hop and abound.

 (d) They went around the world three times.

(e) They were feeling extremely happy.

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The Duck and the Kangaroo-Introduction

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Theme, Title & Message

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Rhyme Scheme, Literary Devices & Characters

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Important Word-Meanings of difficult words, Vocabulary & Poetic Devices

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Value Points, Useful Expression & Paraphrasing

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Short & Detailed Summary

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Summary in Hindi – Full Text

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Important Extra Questions- Very Short Answer Type

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Important Extra Questions Short Answer Type

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Important Extra Questions Long Answer Type

The Duck and the Kangaroo-Quick Review of Poem

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