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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem 7 Vocation

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem 7 Vocation

WORKING WITH THE POEM

 

Question:- 1. Your partner and you may now be able to answer these questions.

(i) Who is the speaker in the poem? Who are the people the speaker meets? What are they doing?

Answer:– This poem’s speaker is a school-going child. Every day, he meets a hawker selling bangles, a gardener digging the yard, and a night watchman patrolling the street.

 

(ii) What wishes does the child in the poem make? Why does the child want to be a hawker, a gardener, or a watchman? Pick out the lines in each stanza, which tell us this.

Answer:- The small child is completely innocent. He keeps a close eye on the people around him.  He wishes to have the same level of independence as the hawker, gardener, and watchman. They are free to do what they like. The child expresses himself thus:-

  1. I wish I were a hawker, spending my day in the road.
  2. I wish I were a gardener, digging away at the garden.
  3. I wish I were a watchman walking the street all night.

 

 (iii) From the way the child envies the hawker, the gardener and the watchman, we can guess that there are many things the child has to do, or must not do.

Make a list of the do’s and don’ts that the child doesn’t like.The first line is done for you.

The child must

come home at a fixed time.

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The child must not

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Now add to the list your own complaints about the things you have to do, or must not do.

Answer:-

The child must

The child must not

Do things  on time

Waste his time

Obey his elders, parents and teachers

Be rude in behaviour

Go to school daily

Take things from strangers

Always wake up early in the morning

Walk on the lonely streets at night

Do homework regularly.

Eat junk food.

 

 

 (iv) Like the child in the poem, you perhaps have your own wishes for yourself. Talk to your friend, using “I wish I were…”

Answer:- DO IT YOURSELF

 

Question:- 2. Find out the different kinds of work done by the people in your neighbourhood. Make different cards for different kinds of work. You can make the card colourful with pictures of the persons doing the work.

Answer:- DO IT YOURSELF