1. What is the snake trying to escape from?

2. Is it a harmful snake? What is its colour?

3. The poet finds the snake beautiful. Find the words he uses to convey its beauty.

4. What does the poet wish for the snake?

5. Where was the snake before anyone saw it and chased it away? Where does the snake disappear?

1. The snake is trying to escape from being hit with a stick.

2. No, the snake is not a harmful one. Its small size renders it harmless even to the children.

The snake is green in colour.

3. The words the poet uses to convey the snake’s beauty are “beautiful” and “graceful”.

4. The poet wishes that the snake be left unharmed. He wants it to go over the water into the reeds to hide.

5. Before being spotted and chased, the snake was lying on the sand. The snake disappears in the ripples of water among the green reeds.

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