A House, A Home: Honey Suckle- Class 6th NCERT English

Poem 1: A House, A Home

– by Lorraine M. Halli

What is the difference between a house and a home? Discuss it with your partner. Then read the poem.

What is a house?
It’s brick and stone
and wood that’s hard.
Some window glass
and perhaps a yard.
It’s eaves and chimneys
and tile floors
and stucco and roof
and lots of doors.
What is a home?
It’s loving and family
and doing for others.
It’s brothers and sisters
and fathers and mothers.
It’s unselfish acts
and kindly sharing
and showing your loved ones
you’re always caring.

Lorraine M. Halli


Do you agree with what the poet says? Talk to your partner and complete these sentences.
Ans. (i) A house is made of brick, stone, cement, glass and hard wood.
(ii) It has eaves, chimneys, tile floors, stucco, roof, and lots of doors.
(iii) A home is made by family members.
(iv) It has unselfish acts, sharing, and caring for the loved ones.


Q1.  What is a house made of?

 Ans.  A house is made of brick and stone.


Q2.  What type of floors does a house have?

 Ans.  A house has tile floors.


Q3. What is a home?

 Ans.  A home is where loving members of a family live together.


Q4. Who make home?

 Ans. Brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers make home.


Q5. What types of acts are done in a house?

 Ans.  Care, love, kindly sharing and unselfish acts are done in the house.


Q6.  What is the difference between a house and a home?

 Ans.  A house is a structure of brick and stone. A home is made of loving and caring members of a family.



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