The Shed NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English Honeycomb Poem 3
The Shed NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers
The Shed Working with the poem
Answer the following questions.
i. Who is the speaker in the poem?
The speaker in the poem is a child because he/she is afraid to set foot in a shed, and his/ her brother tries to scare him/her by telling him/her that there’s a ghost in the shed.
ii. Is she/he afraid or curious, or both?
He/She is both curious as well as afraid. He is afraid because his/her brother has told him ghost stories about the shed. He/She is curious because he/she intends to go to the shed some day. He/She even tries to peek inside the shed through its cracked window panes.
iii. What is she/he planning to do soon?
She/He is planning to go into the shed very soon. She/He understands that her/his brother is trying to keep the shed all to himself.
iv. “But not just yet… ” suggests doubt, fear, hesitation, laziness or something else.
Choose the word which seems right to you. Tell others why you chose it.
It suggests hesitation and fear because even though he/she wants to go inside the shed, he/she is unable to get the ghosts out of his/her head.
Is there a room in your house or a house in your neighbourhood/locality where you would rather not go alone, and never at night? If there is such a place and a story to go with it, let others hear all about it. Sample answer:
Yes, there is a huge park at the end of my locality. There are no street lights in the park and we never go there after dark. There is a rumour that ghosts and bogeyman have a party in the park after dark. None of us go there because we are scared. But one day my friends and I will go there together.