On the Grasshopper and Cricket NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew Poem 8
On the Grasshopper and Cricket NCERT Text Book Questions and Answers
On the Grasshopper and Cricket Working with the poem
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. A poem depicts the feelings of the poet. In a poem, the words are arranged in a certain order to give a rhythm to the poem. These words usually follow a rhyme scheme which brings out the beauty of the poem. When the reader reads a poem, they have their own perception of the poem. Different meanings can be drawn from one poem.
‘The poetry of earth ’ is not made of words. What is it made of, as suggested in the poem?
‘The poetry of earth’ is made of the sounds of the creatures that live on Earth. The sounds which different creatures make in different seasons are referred to as the poetry of the Earth.
Find in the poem lines that match the following.
i. The grasshopper’s happiness never comes to an end.
In summer luxury – he has never done
ii. The cricket s song has a warmth that never decreases.
The cricket’s song, in warmth increasing ever
Which word in stanza 2 is opposite in meaning to ‘thefrost’?
The word opposite in meaning to ‘frost’ is ‘warmth’.
The poetry of earth continues round the year through a cycle of two seasons. Mention each with its representative voice.
The grasshopper’s voice represents the poetry of the Earth during the summer season. The cricket’s song represents the poetry of the Earth during the winter season.