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Do you find 'The Tale of Custard the Dragon' to be a serious or a light-hearted poem? Give reasons for your answer.
The poem 'The Tale of Custard the Dragon' is a humorous poem. The names of the characters are funny. The pets called Custard by funny names, which makes the poem all the more humorous. All the pets boasted of being very brave but went into hiding as soon as the pirate arrived. After the events have finished, they again started to boast like nothing has happened. This part is funny as well.
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The poet has employed many poetic devices in the poem. For example, "Clashed his tail like iron in a dungeon"-the poetic device here is a simile. Can you, with your partner, list some more poetic devices used in the poem?NCERT - First Flight
Writers use words to give us a picture or image without actually saying what they mean. Can you trace some images used in the poem?NCERT - First Flight
Do you find 'The Tale of Custard the Dragon' to be a serious or a light-hearted poem? Give reasons for your answer.NCERT - First Flight
Who are the characters in the poem? List them with their pet names.NCERT - First Flight
This poem, in ballad form, tells a story. Have you come across any such modem songs or lyric that tells a story? If you know one, tell it to the class. Collect such songs as a project.NCERT - First Flight
Read stanza three again to know how the poet describes the appearance of the dragon.NCERT - First Flight
Can you find out the rhyme scheme of two or three stanzas of the poem?NCERT - First Flight
Why did Custard cry for a nice safe cage? Why is the dragon called the 'cowardly dragon'?NCERT - First Flight
"Belinda tickled him, she tickled him unmerciful..," Why?NCERT - First Flight