The Kite, Class 6 English Poem 2 Explanation, Question Answer

The Kite, Class 6 English Poem 2 Explanation

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The Kite NCERT Solution Class 6 English Honeysuckle book Poem 2 Explanation, Questions answer

The Kite Class 6 English Honeysuckle Book Poem 2 – Detailed explanation of the Poem along with the meanings of difficult words. Also, the explanation is followed by the literary devices used and a Summary of the Poem. All the exercises and Question and Answers given at the back of the Poem has been covered.

 

Class 6 English (Honeysuckle Book) Poem 2 – The Kite

By Harry Behn

The Kite Poem Introduction

The poet has drawn a beautiful picture of the flying kite through words in this poem.

We all love to see flying kites. But never noticed how it flies. Through this beautiful word picture of a flying kite the poet is just persuading the readers to fly one and notice its beautiful moves.

 

Poem 1 A House, A Home Poem 2 The Kite
Poem 3 The Quarrel Poem 4 Beauty

 

The Kite Poem Summary

In the clear sky means when there are no clouds, a kite will look bright in it. It will be clearly noticeable.The kite hurls and with every wag  its tail produces a cracking sound. Then, while flying,all of a sudden, the kite goes high on the top just like a ship goes up and down on the crest of waves with a sail cloth. It moves forward when the wind is strong. But as the windfalls,it seems as if it is also taking a rest for a while in the air. Sometimes, the thread tied to the kite loosen, the flier tries to roll the thread and runs till a new breeze(air) fills its wings.

A kite really looks bright on a clear sky. But when it gets stuck on a tree top, it gets torn and gives a poor look.

The Kite Poem Explanation

How bright on the blue
Is a kite when it’s new!
With a dive and a dip
It snaps its tail

dive and a dip : to go into water with a force and softness together
Snaps: cracking sound
Blue: it is a color but here it is used for the clear  sky without clouds

A kite looks bright on a clear sky when it flies for the first time. Its moves with softness and force together at the same time to fly makes its tail to create a cracking sound in the air.

Then soars like a ship
With only a sail
As over tides
Of wind it rides,
Climbs to the crest
Of a gust and pulls,
Then seems to rest
As wind falls

Soars: fly high
Climbs: to go up
Sail:A cloth on a ship or a boat used to catch wind and help the boat to propel
Tides: rising and falling waves
Crest: mountain top or a tuft of feathers on the head of a bird or animal

Such moves help it to float in the sky just waves rising and falling with the sudden blow of the winds (strong winds) it goes up to the highest point in the sky in a wavy manner the way a ship moves on the ocean. But as soon as the wind slows down it seems as if it has stopped there to rest.

When string goes slack
You wind it back
And run until
A new breeze blows
And its wings fill
And up it goes!

Slack: loose

When the thread tied to the kite loosens the flier runs and rolls it back. He waits till a new breeze(air) blows again and fills its wings with air again to help it fly high.

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.
Raggeder: torn or tattered

A kite looks very bright and beautiful on a clear sky.
But when it gets struck on a tree top, it gets torn and gives a poor worn-out look which is not liked by anyone.

 

Poem 5 Where do all the teachers go? Poem 6 The Wonderful words
Poem 7 Vocation  

 

The Kite Poem Question and Answers

1. List out the action words in the poem. Find out the meanings of these words.

dive, dip, snaps, ——————, ——————, ———————,
——————, ——————

Answer: climbs, blows, soars, rides, falls

Meanings –

Climb means to go up

Blows means to hit

Soars means to fly

Rides means to sit on the back of something and control its movement, to mount

Falls means to drop down

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?

He runs like —————————————––———

He eats like ——————————————–—–—

She sings like ————————————––——–—

It shines like ————————————–––———

It flies like ——————————————––———–

Answers
He runs like the wind
He eats like a pig
She sings like a nightingale
It shines like a star
It flies like a bird

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