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Additi from Sacred Heart Convent School,Suratgarh, asked a question
Subject: English , asked on 22/5/15

summary of the poem - the ant and the cricket

suruchi11 , added an answer, on 26/12/11
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This poem is about a cricket who doesn't work during summer,dats why he was not having food during winters. dats y when he went 2 ant in d search of food...ant refused 2 give food 2 him...this gives us inspiration to work all d time without intervals.... bcoz d whole world is selfish no one is going to help u in ur bad days....

Always Remember"TODAYS' SAVING IS TOMMORROWS' INCOME"...

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Amal Prasad From Atomic Energy Central School No 2, added an answer, on 26/12/11
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 It is a fable in poetic form. A fable is a story, often with animals as characters,that conveys a moral.This poem about an ant and a cricket contains an idea of far reaching significance, which is as true of a four legged cricket as of a two legged ones. You must have seen a cricket that has two leggs.This is the story of a cricket who spent his summer singing. When the winter came he started starving. He went to ant and wished to borrow grain. But they asked him what he did in summer.He replied that he sang in the summer. They asked him to dance in winter. There are crickets in our society. Some have four legs some have two.

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Aswin Chand From Abu Dhabi Indian School, Muroor, Abu Dhabi, added an answer, 1 week, 5 days ago
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It is a fable in poetic form. A fable is a story, often with animals as characters,that conveys a moral.
  This is a poem about a silly young cricket and an ant. Cricket was only singing all day long and used to enjoy his good times during summer season. He didn't plan anything for the future. 

When winter arrives, cricket couldn't find a small amount of food to eat. So, the cricket thinks of going to miser ant to borrow food and to get shelter. Then, the cricket knocked on the ant´s door asking for help.

The ant gives a very important lesson of life during its conversation with the cricket. Ant says that ants neither borrow from somebody nor lend to somebody. Ants are hardworking creatures and save for the future. The ant asks the cricket what it was doing during happier times. On hearing the cricket indulged in dancing and singing and making merry, the ant asks the cricket to try dancing and singing once again during rough times.

Moral: We should happy moments but should not ignore our future. Careful planning is essential for everyone and it ensures a secure future


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Rahul , added an answer, on 29/6/13
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Manasij N S From New Middle East International School, added an answer, on 14/6/13
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Oh Basil it is anonymous and they are not asking the author.They are asking about a descriptionof the story. 

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Basil Ansar From New Middle East International School, added an answer, on 9/3/13
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 ant and cricket the poet is snnonymous means noone

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Bull From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 5/6/15
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This is a story aboutt ant and the cricket ball
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