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The Frog And The Nightingale

Question 6:

Now that you have read the poem, add more personality traits to the word-web of the frog and the nightingale as depicted in the poem. Then complete the table given below. (Some of the words in the box below may help you. You may also use the words given in Q. 1.)

Character

Extract

Personality

Nightingale

Sorry - was that you who spoke?

Polite, Timorous

Frog

Yes,… you see,

I'm the frog who owns this tree

In this bog I've long been known

For my splendid baritone.

Nightingale

Did you…did you like my song?

Frog

Not too bad - but far too long

The technique was fine, of course,

But it lacked a certain force.

Frog

Without proper training such as I

And a few others can supply

You'll remain a mere beginner,

But with me you'll be a winner.

Nightingale

But I can't sing in this weather.

Nightingale

…This is a fairy tale -

And you're Mozart in disguise

Come to earth before my eyes.

Frog

Come, my dear - we'll sing together.

Frog

We must aim for better billing

You still owe me sixty shillings.

Frog

Brainless bird - you're on the stage

Use your wits and follow fashion.

Puff your lungs out with your passion.

Frog

…I tried to teach her,

But she was a stupid creature.

Dismissive

Nervous

Timid

Presumptuous

Superior

Fawning

Shy

Polite

Meek

Possessive

Dominating

Mercenery

Answer:

Character

Extract

Personality

Nightingale

Sorry - was that you who spoke?

Polite, Timorous

Frog

Yes,… you see,

I'm the frog who owns this tree

In this bog I've long been known

For my splendid baritone.

Territorial, proud, arrogant, haughty, boastful

Nightingale

Did you…did you like my song?

Susceptible, modest

Frog

Not too bad - but far t...

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