NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Poem Whatif
Here the students can find the NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Poem Whatif. The solutions contain questions, answers, explanations and images to all the questions present in the prescribed textbook of CBSE board. All the questions are solved by experts with a detailed explanation that help students to complete their assignments & homework. Students can refer to the Class 6 English NCERT solutions in order to obtain a clear idea of the type of questions that would appear in the annual exams.
Class 6 English Chapter 9 Poem Whatif Question Answer
Working with the Poem
1: (i) Who is the speaker in the poem?
(ii) With your partner list out the happenings the speaker is worried about.
(iii) Why do you think she/he has these worries? Can you think of ways to get rid of such worries?
Answer: (i) The speaker in the poem is the poet, Shel Silverstein
(ii) The speaker is worried if he was dumb in school, if they had closed the swimming pool, if he got beaten up, if there was poison in his cup, if he started to cry, if he got sick and died, if he flunked that test, if green hair grew on his chest, if nobody liked him, if a bolt of lightning struck him, if he did not grow taller, if his head started getting smaller, if the fish would not bite, if the wind tore up his kite, if they started a war, if his parents got divorced, if the bus was late, if his teeth did not grow in straight, if he tore his pants, if he never learnt to dance.
(iii) She/he has these worries because in the night she/he is free therefore, these fearful thoughts started coming in his mind. To get rid of such worries she/he should involve their mind in creative work.
Question 2. Read the following line.
Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
Can words crawl into your ear?
This is an image. The poet is trying to make an image of what she/he experiences. Now with your partner try and list out some more images from the poem.
Answer: Some of more such images from the poem are:
- “And pranced and partied all night long
- And sang their same old Whatif song:”
- “Everything seems swell, and then
- The night-time Whatif strikes again!”
3. In groups of four discuss some more ‘whatifs’ that you experience
in your day to day life and list them out.
Answer: Do it Yourself
Whatif Class 6 English NCERT Questions and Answers
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