The Kite Summary, Explanation, Word meanings Class 6

Cl 6 Honeysuckle Book Poem-2

CBSE Class 6 English Poem 2 The Kite Summary, Line by Line Explanation along with Difficult Word Meanings from Honeysuckle Book

The Kite – Here is the Class 6 English Honeysuckle Book Poem 2 – The Kite Summary and Detailed explanation of the poem along with meanings of difficult words.



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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.



The Kite  Summary

Summary of the poem “The kite” – 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  Summary in Hindi

“पतंग” कविता का सारांश – स्वच्छ आकाश में अर्थात जब बादल न हों तो उसमें पतंग उजली ​​दिखाई देगी। यह स्पष्ट रूप से ध्यान देने योग्य होगा। पतंग उड़ती है और प्रत्येक हिलने-डुलने के साथ इसकी पूंछ एक कर्कश ध्वनि उत्पन्न करती है। फिर उड़ते-उड़ते एकाएक पतंग ऊपर की ओर उठ जाती है, जैसे कोई जहाज़ लहरों के शिखर पर पाल-वस्त्र लिए ऊपर-नीचे हो जाता है। हवा तेज होने पर यह आगे बढ़ता है। लेकिन हवा के झोंकों के साथ ऐसा लगता है जैसे वह भी हवा में कुछ देर आराम कर रहा हो। कभी-कभी पतंग से बंधा धागा ढीला हो जाता है, उड़ने वाला धागे को लपेटने की कोशिश करता है और तब तक दौड़ता है जब तक कि एक नई हवा (हवा) उसके पंखों में न भर जाए।
स्वच्छ आकाश में पतंग वास्तव में चमकीली दिखाई देती है। लेकिन जब यह पेड़ की चोटी पर अटक जाता है, तो यह फट जाता है और खराब दिखने लगता है।


The Kite Poem Explanation

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

Word meaning
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

Explanation of the above Poem : 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.

Poem :
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

Word meaning
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

Explanation of the above Poem : 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.

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

Word meaning

Explanation of the above Poem : 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.

Poem :
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.

Word meaning
torn or tattered

Explanation of the above Poem : 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.






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