Detailed summary and explanation of “The Snake Trying” Poem along with meanings for difficult words is provided here. Also, NCERT Question and Answers are also provided to help students understand this Poem and do well in their exams.
In this poem, the poet describes how a snake tries to escape from being hit by a stick held by a person who is trying to kill it. Through his description of an afraid snake, the poet wants to say that not all snakes are harmful. Snakes are generally considered to be dangerous and poisonous creatures, but they do not attack when they are left undisturbed. Snakes only attack in self-defence. The poet also finds beauty in the snake. He admires the charming and elegance with which the snake moves. He then, appeals to the readers that we must not kill such a beautiful creature like the snake. It also has the right to live.
and graceful are his shapes.
he is harmless even to children.
among the green slim reeds.
In these lines, the poet says that the snake was lying in the sand until he was seen by someone who chased it away. But the snake moved fast and hid in the ripples among the green thin water plants. That’s how it escaped from its pursuer among the green and thin seeds.
(1) What was snake trying? Why?
(2) How did the snake avoid getting hurt?
(3) How did the poet describes the movement of snake?
(4) How can it be said that the snake was harmless?
(5) What does the poet appeal to the readers?
(6) Where did the snake hide itself and why?
(7) How does the snake escapes the stick?
(8) In what way does the snake move in water?
(9) Where shall the snake go and how shall it be safe from children?
(10) How does the poet look at the snake? How does it finally escape from being killed?
(11) Describe how the snake looks while trying to escape?
(12) What the poet feels about snakes, is true of all wild creatures? Comment?
|escape||to avoid successfully|
|pursuing||approaching towards something|
|curvings||a movement which is non linear|
|glides||to go across something|
|stroke||the effort on something|
|reeds||water plants with thick stems|
|ripples||the movement of water current|