A Bird Came Down.
A Bird, came down the Walk -
He did not know I saw
He bit an Angle Worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw,
And then, he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass -
And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass -
He glanced with rapid eyes,
That hurried all abroad -
They looked like frightened Beads, I thought,
He stirred his Velvet Head. -
Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers,
And rowed him softer Home -
Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon,
Leap, plashless as they swim.
What is the poem about?
A normal occurrence in nature of a bird searching for its food and its interaction with a human.
A fight between a bird and a poet.
A bird eating a beetle.
A bird teaching others how to eat a worm.
Find antonyms for 'careless', 'cooked', 'courageous' and 'slow' from the poem?
convenient, raw, frightened, rapid
cautious, hurried, frightened, rapid
cautious, raw, hopped, rapid
cautious, raw, frightened and rapid
What did the bird do with its feathers?
The bird cleaned its feathers.
The bird spread out its feathers and flew.
The bird used the feathers to protect itself.
The bird used the feathers to push the beetle.
Why has the poet called the grass 'convenient'?
Because the bird could see the beetle in the grass.
Because grass is greener on the other side.
Because it was easy for the bird to have dew from it.
Because the bird could see the worm in the grass.
How do you explain the 'plashless' in the last line?
The poet tells us that the bird cannot swim.
Since the bird does not have oars it could not splash in the water.
Since dew was on the grass the bird did not make a splash.
The poet compares the flight of the bird as though it was a 'swim' in the air without the accompanying splashes on water.
The bird did not do which of the following?
Cook the worm and eat it.
Let the beetle pass.
Unroll his feathers.
Glance with rapid eyes.
How does the poet describe the eyes of the bird?
Watery like dew.
Like frightened beads.
Which of the following is a metaphor?
A bird came down the walk.
He stirred his Velvet Head.
He bit an angle-worm in halves.
And then hopped sideways to the wall.
"They looked like frightened Beads" - What figure of speech is found here?
The word 'cautious' is used in reference to which character in the poem?