WORKING WITH THE POEM
List out the action words in the poem
dive, dip, Snaps _____ , ____ , ____ , ____, ____ , ___
Find out the meanings of these words.
dive, dip, snaps, soars, rides, pulls, flaps
snaps-makes a sharp Sound
rides-climbs, sits on the back
Read these lines from the poem.
Then soars like a ship.
With only a sail
The movement of the tailless kite is compared to a ship with a sail. This is called a simile. Can you suggest what or who the following actions may be compared to?
1. He runs like _______________
2. He eats like _______________
3. She sings like ______________
4. It shines like _______________
5. It flies like ________________
1. He runs like a deer.
2. He eats like a wolf.
3. She sings like a nightingale.
4. It shines like a glow-worm.
5. It flies like a kite.
Try to make a kite with your friends. Collect the things required such as colour paper/newspaper, thread, glue, a thin stick that can be bent. After making the kite see if you can fly it.
For self attempt.
SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
How does the kite look like in the sky?
Аnswer: The kite looks bright in the blue sky. It rises like a ship, riding over high waves in the Sea.
When does the kite seem to take rest?
Аnswer: The kite seems to take rest as the wind falls.
What happens when the kite gets entangled on the top of a tree?
Аnswer: The kite flutters in vain to free itself. It gets torn, becomes dirty and looks ugly.
LONG ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
How does the poet describe the facts/journey or antics of a kite in the sky?
Аnswer: A new kite looks bright on the blue sky. It takes a plunge and bends. It makes a cracking sound with its tail.
When a strong wind blows, it rides over it as does a ship on a tidal wave. But its activity becomes weak as the speed of the wind becomes slow. Then the thread controlling the kite becomes loose and one has to roll it back on the charkhi.
“The kite goes up in the sky as the breeze blows again. But this playful kite is badly torn when it gets stuck in the branches of a tree.