Poem 8. Meadow Surprises
Textual Questions and Exercises
Q1. Read the lines in which the following phrases occur. Then discuss with your partner the meaning of each phrase in its context.
(i) velvet grass
(ii) drinking straws
(iii) meadow houses
(iv) amazing mound
(v) fuzzy head
Ans. (i) Velvet grass – the grass which is as soft as velvet.
(ii) drinking straws – The long narrow tube by which butterfly gets nectar from the flower.
(iii) meadow houses – habitats or home of animals like burrows in the ground, nests and ant’s mound.
(iv) fuzzy head – dandelion flowers which are covered by soft fibers like hair.
Q2. Which line in the poem suggests that you need a keen eye and a sharp ear to enjoy a meadow? Read aloud the stanza that contains this line.
Ans. The line in the poem suggests that you need a keen eye and a sharp ear to enjoy a meadow
“Oh! Meadows have surprises
And many things to tell;
You may discover these yourself,
If you look and listen well.”