It is a humorous poem. The poet suggested some dangerous ways to identify wild animals. The suggested ways create humour. He says if ever you visit the jungles in the east and you happen to encounter a lion, a tiger or  a leopard you ll be abel  to identify them by the way they attack you. ‘Identifying while dying’-the idea makes you lauh.

He also tells you to identify a bear from its friendly, hard bear-hug,a hyena from its laugh and crocodile from its weeping while swallowing its victim. If you see nothing on the tree then there is a chameleon as it has the quality to change its colour according to its surroundings.


Q-1- Where we can find a lion ?

Ans- We can find a lion in the east.

Q-2- By what name does this lion is known ?

Ans- This lion is known as asian lion.

Q-3- How rdoes the asian lion look in appeaarance ?

Ans- The asian lion is large and tawny in coular.

Q-4- Where one can find this beast ?

Ans- One can find this beast in the forestes of east.

Q-5- Write the quality of bangel tiger ?

Ans- The bangel tiger is noble in nature. It has a yellow ground.

Q-6- How will you disitnguish it ?

Ans- We will distinguish it as it has black strips on it yellow ground ?

Q-7- What is the simple rule for the bengal tiger ?

Ans- It will eat us.

Q-8- Trace a world that means ‘to see’ ?

Ans- To see = descern.

Q-9- Who is the poet of this poem ?

Ans- Carolyn wells is the poet of this poem.

Q-10- What is a ‘bearhug’ ?

Ans- A ‘bearhug’ is a friendly and strong hug.


Q-1- What are the charecteristics of a bear ?

Ans- Firsts a bear hugs you very very hugs you very very hard . Next he gives you a gentel loving touch.

Q-2- Explain the line ‘A novice might nonplus ‘ in your own words ?

Ans- A novice might nonplus’– A men who is new to the job of distinguishing beats of prey is at once puzzled to do so.

Q-3- What is the orgin of the idiom ‘crocodile terse’ in english launguage ?

Ans- When a crocodile swallose his viktim , He weeps showing false syampathy with the victim. This is the orgin of the english idiom ‘crocodile tearce’

Q-4- How will you distinguish a crocodile from a hyena ?

Ans- Hayna laughs while crocodile weeps as he swallos his victims ?

Q-5- How does he great you ?

Ans- As soon as he sees you he will leap on you .

Q-6- Which creature has the chamelon been compeared to ?

Ans- The chemlon has been compared to a lizard.

Q-7-What is the point of compreison ?

Ans- The point of comparision is the small size and shape of the chamelon.

Q-8- Mention any two physical charactrististics of a chemelon ?

Ans- The chemeleon has got no ears and does not have single wing.

Q-9- What is the rhyme scheme in the stanza ?

Ans- The rhyme scheme in the stanza is ab,ab,cc .

Q-10- What are the chracteristics of a leopard ?

Ans- A leopard does not take pain of roaring. Only he attacks you.


Q-1-How does the poet suggest that you identify a lion and the tiger ? When can you do so according him ?

Ans- According to the poet we can identify lion with its appearence. It is large and brownish. A tiger is a noble wild creature. Its body is pale in coulour. It has black strips on its body . But both are ferocious in nature

Q-2- Do you thinks the words ‘lept’ and ‘leap’ in the third stanza are spelt correctly ?Why does the poet spell them like this ?

Ans- No, the spelling of ‘left’ and ‘lep’ are not correct they should be leapt and leap . The poet has spelt these words incorrectly for poitic effect.

Q-3- Do you know what a ‘bearhug’ is ? It is a friendly and strong hug such and bears are thought to give, as they attack you ! again hyenas are thought to laugh and crocodiles to weep as they swallow there victims. Ar there similer experision and popular ideas about wild animals in your own language ?

Ans- There are so many sayings about animals in maythalogy .In hindhu folk tales it is said that a bear stands on his rear legs like a men and then he embrance the men or women. It is belived that a hyena has a perfection . corcodiles tearce in a much popular experision used all over india . Many tales are heared about snakes as ‘NAG KANYA”.

Q-4- Look at the line ‘A novoice might nonplus . How would he write this correctly ? Why is the poet incorrect line better in the poem ?

Ans- The correct form is — A novice might get nonplussed”. In the poem the incorrect line seems better because it helps in maintaining the rhthym of the poem. Look at the following lines

A novice might non-plus

The crocodile you always may

Tell from the hyena thus

Q-5- Can you find other examples of poets talking librities with language , eighter in english or in your own language ? Can you find examples of humourous poems in your own language ?

Ans- Self attempt

Updated: July 25, 2022 — 9:26 am

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