NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English First Flight Unit 21

The Tale of Custard the Dragon (Poem) Class 10

Unit 21 The Tale of Custard the Dragon (Poem) Exercise Answers & Summary

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Thinking about the poem : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 132

Q1 :  

Who are the characters in this poem? List them with their pet names.


Answer :

The characters in this poem are Belinda, a little black kitten, a little grey mouse, a little yellow dog, a little pet dragon and a pirate.

Character

Pet name

Kitten

Ink

Mouse

Blink

Dog

Mustard

Dragon

Custard

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Q2 :  

Why did Custard cry for a nice, safe cage? Why is the dragon called a "cowardly dragon"?


Answer :

Custard cried for a nice, safe cage because it was a coward. It is called a 'cowardly dragon' because everybody else in the house was brave. Belinda was as brave as a barrel of bears. Ink and Blink are described as so brave that they could chase lions down the stairs and Mustard was as brave as a tiger in rage. Compared to them, Custard cried asking for a nice and safe cage, which is why it is called a coward.

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Q3 :  

"Belinda tickled him, she tickled him unmerciful..." Why?


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Q4 :  

The poet has employed many poetic devices in the poem. For example: "Clashed his tail like iron in a dungeon" - the poetic device here is a simile. Can you, with your partner, list some more such poetic devices used in the poem?


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Q5 :  

Can you find out the rhyme scheme of two or three stanzas of the poem?


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Q6 :  

Writers use words to give us a picture or image without actually saying what they mean. Can you trace some images used in the poem?


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Q7 :  

Do you find The Tale of Custard the Dragon to be a serious or a light-hearted poem? Give reasons to support your answer.


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