NCERT Solution for Class 7 English Honeycomb Book Poem 9 Garden Snake Summary, Explanation, Question Answer

 

 
Garden Snake NCERT Class 7 English Honeycomb book Poem 9 Garden Snake Summary and Detailed explanation of the poem along with the meanings of difficult words. Also, the explanation is followed by a Summary of the poem. All the exercises and Questions and Answers given at the back of the lesson have been covered. Take Free Online MCQs Test for Class 7 Click Here
 


Garden Snake Introduction

The poem is about the versions of people and the poet’s mother with respect to the dangers posed by a snake.
 

 

Garden Snake Class 7 Video Explanation


 

 

Garden Snake Summary

The poet says that when he saw a snake, he ran away because he had heard that some snakes were dangerous. On the other hand, his mother said that some snakes were good because they ate insects. So, now whenever the poet sees a snake crawling in his garden, he stands on one side and watches it pass. The poet tells himself that it is a harmless garden snake.
 

 

Garden Snake Explanation

I saw a snake and ran away… 

Some snakes are dangerous, they say; 

But mother says that kind is good, 

And eats up insects for his food. 

So when he wiggles in the grass 

I’ll stand aside and watch him pass, 

And tell myself, “There’s no mistake, 

It’s just a harmless garden snake!” 

Wiggles: movement of the snake in a zigzag pattern

Aside: on a side

The poet saw a snake and ran away in fright. This was because he had heard people say that snakes are dangerous. On the other hand, his mother said that some snakes are good for us because they eat up the insects. Thus the poet decides that when he sees a snake crawling, he will give it way and tell himself that the snake is harmless, it is just a garden snake which will eat up the insects.
 

 

Garden Snake Questions Answers

Q1. Answer the following questions. 

(i) Pick out the line that suggests that the child is afraid of snakes. 

Ans. The live that suggests that the child is afraid of snakes –

I saw a snake and ran away

 

(ii) Which line shows a complete change of the child’s attitude towards snakes? Read it aloud. 

Ans. The following line shows a complete change of the child’s attitude towards snakes-

It’s just a harmless garden snake!”

 

(iii) “But mother says that kind is good…” What is mother referring to? 

Ans. Mother is referring to garden snakes.

 

Q2. Find the word that refers to the snake’s movements in the grass. 

Ans. The word that refers to the snake’s movement in the grass is “wiggles”.

 

Q3. There are four pairs of rhyming words in the poem. Say them aloud. 

Ans. The pairs of rhyming words are –

 

awaysay
goodfood
grasspass
mistakesnake

 

Q4. A snake has no legs or feet, but it moves very fast. Can you guess how? Discuss in the group. 

Ans. A Snake moves fast because of the zigzag movement.
 

 

NCERT Solutions for Class 7 English

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