NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem 6 The Wonderful Words
WORKING WITH THE POEM
Question:- 1. With your partner, complete the following sentences in your own words using the ideas in the poem.
(i) Do not let a thought shrivel and die because ———————————————————————————————————————––––————————
(ii) English is a —————————————————————with words that everyone can play.
(iii) One has to match ————————————————————————————
(iv) Words are the ————————————————————— of thought.
Answer:- (i) you don’t know how to say it.
(ii) wonderful game
(iii) the words to the brightest thoughts in one’s head.
(iv) food and dress
Question:- 2. In groups of four discuss the following lines and their meanings.
(i) All that you do is match the words
To the brightest thoughts in your head
Answer:- The given lines means that if you have a thought in your brain but you are not sure how to express it, you just have to select the most accurate words that best describe yours thought.
(ii) For many of the loveliest things
Have never yet been said
Answer:- (ii) The poet expresses his belief that there are many lovely things that have never been expressed before. It’s wrong to believe that everything wonderful has already been said by someone somewhere.
(iii) And everyone’s longing today to hear
Some fresh and beautiful thing
Answer:– You will discover thousands of eager listeners if you have something unique and interesting to say, so express yourself brilliantly.
(iv) But only words can free a thought
From its prison behind your eyes
Answer:- Your mind has thoughts, but they are imprisoned behind your eyes. You must give words to your thoughts in order to set them free.