• He also pulls out the buttons from our shirts and ‘scatters our pins’ all over the place.• Our doors squeak because Mr. Nobody has not oiled it.• He is the culprit who puts ‘ damp wood upon the fire’ so that the ‘kettle cannot boil’.• He likes to soil the carpets with his muddy feet.• He uses things but fails to return them to their proper places so it is not strange that the ‘papers always are mislaid’.
SYNOPSIS• The poem is the story of a ‘funny little man’ by the name of Mr. Nobody who is up to a lot of mischief that he does so quietly in everybody’s house.• We have never seen his face but if things go wrong, it will definitely be the work of Mr.Nobody.• He is the one who breaks the plates, ‘tears our books’, and ‘leaves the door ajar’
• Mr. Nobody is very careless.• He leaves his finger marks on the door and leaves the blinds open; as a result the curtains will fade.• The things that we see lying around like the split ink and the boots are the work of Mr. Nobody.
Describe any two negative habits found in stanza 2.
E-MAIL YOUR ANSWER TO ME! firstname.lastname@example.org• Switch on the PC• In pairs, open your email account and type your answers• Send it to me• The best answer and the fastest pair will receive a special reward. email@example.com
WHO IS MR. NOBODY?• Mr. Nobody is a mischief maker. He can refer to everybody in the house especially the younger brothers and sisters.• The message that we can get from this poem is we have to be more responsible to ourselves. We cannot let our elders in the house to finish our unsettled business. We have to make sure that we do all the things well and proper to ease everyone in the house as we live together under one roof as one family.