1 Most of us think of snakes as fearsome symbols of the Snake in this poem is itself a Snake tryingto escape the pursuing stick,with sudden curvings of thinlong body. How beautifuland graceful are his shapes!He glides through the water awayfrom the stroke. O let him goover the waterinto the reeds to hidewithout hurt. Small and greenhe is harmless even to the sandhe lay until observedand chased away, and nowhe vanishes in the ripplesamong the green slim ROSSGLOSSARY reeds: water or marsh plants with thick stemsThinking about the PoemThinking about the PoemThinking about the PoemThinking about the PoemThinking about the PoemI. is the Snake trying to escape from? it a harmful Snake ? What is its colour? poet finds the Snake beautiful. Find the words he uses to convey its does the poet wish for the Snake ?
2 Was the Snake before anyone saw it and chased it away? Where doesthe Snake disappear?TTTTThe Snak he Snakhe Snakhe Snakhe Snake Te Te Te Te Trrrrryingyingyingyingying2019-20126 / BeehiveII. out as much as you can about different kinds of snakes (from books inthe library, or from the Internet). Are they all poisonous? Find out the namesof some poisonous for information on how to find out whether a Snake is you know, from the previous lesson you have just read, there are peoplein our country who have traditional knowledge about snakes , who evencatch poisonous snakes with practically bare hands. Can you find outsomething more about them?Read and EnjoyRead and EnjoyRead and EnjoyRead and EnjoyRead and EnjoyGreen SnakGreen SnakGreen SnakGreen SnakGreen SnakeeeeeEarly morning, the day before yesterday,under a slab of stone,in a crack,eyes glittering,forked tongue licking and flashing,a frog swelling his belly,he lay there quietly:a baby Snake , two hands long,a green Snake .
3 Poor thing. It s a green Snake . Still a harm can it do? I father replied, A Snake s a Snake . And mother, That s where everyone don t need trouble. Kill it. I can t, I struck him with a piece of firewood,chased him outside,and killed him RAO[translated by Ramanujan]2019-20