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Whatif (poem)

Question 1:

(i) Who is the speaker in the poem?

(ii) With your partner list out the happenings the speaker is worried about.

(iii) Why do you think she/he has these worries? Can you think of ways to get rid of such worries?


(i) The speaker in the poem is a child who has his fears, doubts, whims, and fancies.

(ii) The speaker is worried if he was dumb in school, if they had closed the swimming pool, if he got beaten up, if there was poison in his cup, if he started to cry, if he got sick and died, if he flunked that test, if green hair grew on his chest, if nobody liked him, if a bolt of lightning struck him, if he did not grow taller, if his head started getting smaller, if th…

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