CHIVVY POEM NCERT Solutions Class 7


Chivvy Poem NCERT Solutions Class 7 English – Lesson 4

Working with poetry Chivvy Poem

Questions 1. Before answering these questions, discuss them in small groups.

(i) When is a grow-up likely to say this?

Do not talk with your mouth fully.

Answer: When children are eating, they are likely to grow up and fill their mouths and try to speak.

(ii) When are you likely to tell it?

say thank you.

Answer: Thank you for saying to grown-up children that they thank you when someone offers them something or when someone helps them.

(iii) When do you think an adult would say that?

Nobody thinks you’re funny.

Answer: Adults say this when children are asked to do some activity and feel ashamed.

Question 2: The last two lines of the poem are not prohibitions or instructions. What is the child asking you to do now? Do you think the poet is suggesting that this is inappropriate? Why?

Answer: The last two lines of the poem are not prohibitions or instructions. Instead, the last two lines present an irony.

In these lines, the adult is now asking children to make independent decisions.

Yes, the poet is suggesting that this is inappropriate because, all the time, older children expect children to blindly listen to and follow the instructions of adults. And suddenly they want them to make their own decisions.

Question 3: Why do you think the people mentioned in the poem are called elder people? Is it important that they teach children good behavior, and how to behave in public?

Answer: I think the things that are said after growing up in a poem are to teach children properly and appropriately. Yes, it is important that adults teach children good manners and how to behave in public because they have experienced and learned these things. But sometimes adults become so strict with children that they lose their innocence and fickleness.

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Question 4: If you had to make some rules to follow the elders, what would you say? Make at least five such rules. Arrange the lines in the form of a poem.

Answer: Do not shout at children.

Do not kill them.

Do not use mobile while eating.

Spend more time with pets and children.

Do not use profane language for anyone.

Do not stop children from playing.

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