Thinking about the Poem
I. 1. What is the snake trying to escape from?
It is trying to escape from the stroke of a stick.
2. Is it a harmful snake? What is its colour?
The snake is not harmful even to small children. It is of green colour.
3. The poet finds the snake beautiful. Find the words he uses to convey its beauty.
He says that its curving shapes look beautiful and graceful.
4. What does the poet wish for the snake?
The poet wishes the snake to escape unhurt.
5. Where was the snake before anyone saw it and chased it away? Where does the snake disappear?
The snake had been lying along the sandy bank. It disappears in the ripples among the reeds.