NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Honeydew - NCERT Solution Chapter 11

The Ant and the Cricket (Poem) Class 8

Chapter 11 The Ant and the Cricket (Poem) Exercise Answers & Summary

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Working with the poem : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 23

Q1 :  

The cricket says, "Oh! What will become of me?" When does he say it, and why?


Answer :

The cricket said the given line when it found that its cupboard was empty and winter had arrived. It could not find a single crumb to eat on the snow covered ground and there were no flowers or leaves on the tree. It wondered what would become of it because it was getting cold and since there was nothing to eat, it would starve and die.

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Q2 :  

(i) Find in the poem the lines that mean the same as "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" (Shakespeare).


Answer :

(i)The lines in the poem that mean the same as “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” are 'But we ants never borrow; we ants never lend.'

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Q3 :  

The ant tells the cricket to "dance the winter away". Do you think the word 'dance' is appropriate here? If so, why?


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Q4 :  

(i) Which lines in the poem express the poet's comment? Read them aloud.

(ii) Write the comment in your own words.


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