The Squirrel Poem
You may have seen a squirrel sitting on the ground eating and nut. The Squirrel Poem. What did it look like? Here is a poet’s description of just such a squirrel.
an overcoat of gray,
he set up straight to eat a nut.
He liked to tease and play,
and if we ran around his tree,
he went the other way.
The squirrel poem
Mildred Bowers Armstrong
Working with the poem the squirrel poem
Q.1. why does the poet say that the squirrel ” wore a question mark for tail”? draw a squirrel, or find a picture of a squirrel sitting on the ground. how would you describe its tail?
Answer- the poet says that because the tail of the squirrel is curled at its tip making it appear similar to a question mark. the squirrel does have a long and bushy tail that I get curled at its tip. so it makes us feel a question mark.
The Squirrel Poem Questions Answer
Q.2. do we usually say that an animal ‘wears’ a tail? what do we say? (think: does an animal wear a coat? consult a dictionary if you like, and find out how wear is used in different ways.)
Answer- we do not usually say that an animal wears a tail. We just say that an animal has a tail because it is a part of its body. wear actually means- to put something on your body either to cover it, protect it, or look more beautiful. but wear can be used in many other ways.
Q.3. he liked to tease and play. who is teasing whom? how?
Answer- the squirrel is teasing the poet and her friends by quickly running from one tree to another.
Summary Extra Questions Answer The Squirrel Poem
Q.1. what do you mean by overcoat?
Answer- overcoat is the fur skin of the squirrel.
Q.2. why did he sit up straight?
Answer- he set up straight to eat or nut.
Q.3. how did they enjoy themselves together?
Answer- they enjoyed running around the tree and the other way.
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