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The Kite Poem: 6th Class Honeysuckle English Chapter 12

The Kite Poem: NCERT 6th CBSE Honeysuckle English Chapter 12

A new kite looks bright when the sky is clear and blue. The kite takes a plunge and bends sideways. Its tail produces a cracking noise. Then suddenly the kite rises high like a ship with a sail cloth. The kite has only one sail of string. It rides Over the strong winds and climbs to their top like a ship. It pulls forward when the wind is strong. But as the wind falls, it also rests for a while.

When the thread tied to the kite becomes loose, the flier rolls the thread back. Then again the flier runs until the kite is filled with wind and goes up.
On a clear blue sky, the new kite shines. But it gets torn badly when it flaps on the tree top.

1.

How bright on the blue
Is a kite when its new!
With a dive and a dip
It Snaps its tail
Then soars like a ship
With only a Sail

Question: Now read the following question and choose the most appropriate option from the ones given below:

1. When does the kite look bright?

  1. When it is a sunny day
  2. When it flies high in the sky
  3. When it is new
  4. When the weather is calm

2. Which one of the following is not associated with the kite’s movement?

  1. The kite takes a plunge
  2. The kite is bright
  3. The kite bend sideways
  4. The kite rises in the air

3. What is the kite compared to?

  1. To a tree
  2. To a boat
  3. To a sail
  4. To a ship

4. Who is the poet of this poem?

  1. Harry Behn
  2. Lorraine M. Halli
  3. Eleanor Farjeon
  4. E-yeh-Shure.

5. What does the word ‘soars’ in the above extract mean?

  1. Falls
  2. Bends
  3. Rises
  4. Files

Answer:

  1. (3)
  2. (2)
  3. (4)
  4. (1)
  5. (3)

2.

As over tides
Of wind it rides.
Climbs to the crest
Of a gust and pulls,
Then seems to rest
As wind falls.
When string goes slack
You wind it back.

Question: Now read the following questions and choose the most appropriate option from the ones given below:

1. The kite rides over

  1. high wind
  2. high wall
  3. tall trees
  4. tides.

2. What happens to the kite all of a sudden?

  1. It becomes listless
  2. It becomes very active
  3. It is torn by strong wind
  4. It becomes ‘detached from the string.

3. When does the kite lose all its energy?

  1. When the wind changes its direction
  2. When it is wet
  3. When the wind falls
  4. When the wind rises.

4. What does the kite flier do in the last?

  1. He goes to take rest
  2. He winds the string back on the charkhi
  3. He buys another kite
  4. He goes to another place

5. Which of the following words mean the same as ‘stormy wind’?

  1. Tides
  2. Rides
  3. Rest
  4. Gust

Аnswer:

  1. (1)
  2. (1)
  3. (3)
  4. (2)
  5. (4)

3.

And run until
A new breeze blows
And its wings fill
And up it goes!
How bright on the blue
Is a kite when it’s new!
But a raggeder thing
You never will see
When it flaps on a string
In the top of a tree.

Question: Now read the following questions and choose the most appropriate option from the ones given below:

1. When does the flier have to run?

  1. When the wind is strong
  2. When the wind falls
  3. When the kite is detached from the string
  4. When there is a tough competition.

2. Why does the flier have to run?

  1. So that the kite rises again with the help of the wind
  2. So that kite may not be torn
  3. So that he wins the competition
  4. So that he may go with the kite.

3. bring to your mind?

  1. Sails of a ship
  2. Tides
  3. Crest
  4. Strings

4. When does the kite lose all its glory?

  1. When it is torn
  2. When it is detached from the string
  3. When it becomes old
  4. When it settles on the tree top and flutters to free itself.

5. Which word means the same as “in a very bad shape, torn”.

  1. String
  2. Ragged
  3. Bright
  4. Flap

Answer:

  1. (2)
  2. (1)
  3. (1)
  4. (4)
  5. (2)

Question: List out the action words in the poem

dive, dip, Snaps ________ , ________ , ________ , ________ , ________ , ________

Find out the meanings of these words.

Аnswer:

dive, dip, snaps, soars, rides, pulls, flaps
dive-to plunge
dip-bend
snaps-makes a sharp Sound
soars-rises
rides-climbs, sits on the back
pulls-drives forward
flaps-flutters

The Kite Poem – Question 2:

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 ________________

Аnswer:

  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. A.

Question: 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.

Аnswer: For self attempt.

Question: 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.

Question: When does the kite seem to take rest?

The Kite Poem – Аnswer: The kite seems to take rest as the wind falls.

Question: What happens when the kite gets entangled on the top of a tree?

The Kite Poem – Аnswer: The kite flutters in vain to free itself. It gets torn, becomes dirty and looks ugly.

Question: How does the poet describe the facts / journey or antics of a kite in the sky?

The Kite Poem – 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.

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