1. meadow suRpRiSeSby – Lois Brandt Phillips - Class – VII –C.B.S.E. Prepared by – Ajay kumar Hazare [T.G.T.] Central School For Tibetans, Ravangla ,S. Sikkim email@example.com
2. The POeMMeadow have surprisesYou can find them if youlookWalk softly through thevelvet grass,And listen by the brook.Velvet = silken/softy ,Brook = a small streamMeadow = a field of green grass
3. Brook = a small stream B r o o k
4. You may see a butterfly Rest upon a buttercup And unfold its drinking straws To sip the nectar upNECTAR = a sweet fluid produced by flower
5. Dandelion = a flower Buttercup = a flower Drinking straw = Small dringing pipers
6. You may scare a rabbitWho is sitting very still;Though at first you may not seehim,When he hops you will Scare = frighten Hops = jump / spring
7. A Dandelion whose fuzzy head Was Golden days agoHas turned to airy parachutesThat flutter when you blowFuzzy = Having soft textureFlutter=move like the wings of birdBlow = exhale with force
8. Explore the meadow houses,The burrows in the ground,A nest beneath tall grasses,The ant’s amazing mound moundBurrows = A whole in the ground made by an animalMound = A pile of earth
9. Oh! Meadows havesurprisesAnd many things to tell;You may discover theseyourself, If you look and listenwell.Discover = find out
10. SUMMARYA WALK across a me3adow reveals manywonderful things. We will find grass as cozy asvelvet. There may be a brook also. There willbe flowers and the butterflies drinking nectarfrom them. While doing so it seems to us itsbody parts like a drinking straw ,We may see arabbit jumping around. Above all, there we willfind wild flower plants like the dandelion. Itslight yellow flower move like parachutes whenwe blow on them. There are burrow in theground which house certain animals. Under thetall grasses we may see the ant’s amazingmound[homes]. In fact the meadows are full ofsurprises. ;he who knows how to see and listenwill find out them himself.
11. Students now we will try to do some exercisesRead the following stanza and give the reference andexplanation with rhyming scheme and rhyming words:-.Explore the meadow houses,The burrows in the ground,A nest beneath tall grasses,The ant’s amazing moundAns:-Reference:- The above stanza is derived from the poem ,“Meadow Surprises” and the author is “Lois BranditPhillips”. Here he tells about the beauty of meadow thatis green grass.Explanation:- Here the poet says about the beauty andsilent features of a meadow. He further says that if we tryto find out we may see the beautiful burrows [a hole in theground, a nest of birds in the branches of tall trees andthe surprising mounds [ a pile of earth] of ant or theanthills.Rhyming scheme is , ab ab .Rhyming words – Houses Grasses. Ground mound.
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