The Snake Trying – Important Questions

Important Question and Answers

Q. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.

Along the sand
he lay until observed
and chased away, and now
he vanishes in the ripples
among the green slim reeds.

1. About whom does the poet write in the given lines?

Ans. The poet has written about a small snake in the above lines.

2. Where is ‘he’ generally found?

Ans. ‘He’ is generally found in the sand.

3. Why does the snake vanish in the ripples?

Ans. The snake vanishes in the ripples to hide from a pursuing stick.

4. What message does the poet give through the poem from which above lines are taken ?

Ans. The poet gives a message that even a snake has life. Even a snake is beautiful. The poet questions why should a small snake which is harmless to children and didn’t cause any harm to anyone be beaten.

Q. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.

He glides through the water away
from the stroke. O let him go
over the water
into the reeds to hide

1. Who does ‘He’ refer to in the given stanza ?

Ans. ‘He’ refers to the snake in the poem ‘The Snake Trying’.

2. What is ‘He’ escaping from ?

Ans. ‘He is escaping from the stroke of the pursuing stick.

3. What kind of body does ‘He’ have ?

Ans. ‘He’ has a thin long body.

4. Where is ‘He’ generally found ?

Ans. ‘He’ is generally found in the sand.

Q. Where does the snake hide itself?

Ans. It was a harmless snake which was lying along the sand. The snake tried to save its lip and vanished in the ripples among the green slim reeds in water.

Q. How does the snake protect itself?

Ans. The snake moved with sudden curving gliding through the water, and that is how it protected himself from the attack.

Q. What was the snake trying to do and why?

Ans. Some people were running after the snake with sticks in their hands so it was trying to escape.

Q. What method did the snake adopt to avoid getting hurt?

Ans. The snake had its gracious moves of his thin long body. Thus, it was able to avoid getting hurt.

Q. How did the snake escape itself?

Ans. Through its strokes, the snake went into the reeds, gliding the water away to escape itself.

Q. How can you say that the snake was harmless?

Ans. A green snake has no venom so it is always harmless. Apart from it, the idea ‘the snake was harmless even to the children’ also discloses that the snake had no harm at all.

Q. Do you think that all living beings should have love for one another as the poet has also expressed similar feelings. Give a detailed answer.

Ans. Yes, it is true that all human beings must have love for one another as love is a natural and easily understandable phenomenon. Love is a godly quality and we should have abundance of love in our heart. The poet has a deep rooted love and he expresses on his emotions towards the snake that seems to be taken of the fact that all the ordinary human beings must show the same mentality. Love is everlasting and it never comes to an end. It is a universal instinct so no one can ignore it. Love is a common language of all the living creatures so it binds them together. It is the quality of love alone that spreads peace and harmony all round and promotes fraternity. Each and every living creature should have such holy and pious trait. Hence, it can be clearly said that love is an essential part of our lives so everyone should try its best to promote the feeling of love and harmony.

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