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What is a legend? Why is this poem called a legend?
A legend is a traditional story which is regarded as historical. This poem is called legend because of its tale being told to everyone by the Northland people. They narrate it curiously as it is a story to learn a lesson from, where a priest called Saint Peter cursed the old lady for her extremely selfish behavior and she turned into a woodpecker, and she would have to make her own home and find her own food by boring all day into the woods as punishment for making the priest angry by her extremely selfish act.
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Which country or countries do you think ‘The Northland’ refer to?NCERT English - Beehive
How did he punish her?NCERT English - Beehive
What did St. Peter ask the old lady for? What was the lady's reaction?NCERT English - Beehive
Let’s look at the words at the end of the second and fourth lines, viz., ‘snows’
and ‘clothes’, ‘true’ and ‘you’, ‘below’ and ‘know.’ We find that ‘snows’ rhymes
with ‘clothes’, ‘true’ rhymes with ‘you’ and ‘below’ rhymes with ‘know’.
Find more such rhyming words.NCERT English - Beehive
Write the story of 'A Legend of the Northland' in about ten lines.NCERT English - Beehive
Do you think that the old lady would have been so ungenerous if she had known who St. Peter really was? What would she have done then?NCERT English - Beehive
What is a legend? Why is this poem called a legend?NCERT English - Beehive
Is this a true story? Which part of this poem do you feel is the most important?NCERT English - Beehive
Go to the local library or talk to older persons in your locality and find legends in your own language. Tell the class these legends.NCERT English - Beehive
How does the woodpecker get her food?NCERT English - Beehive