CBSE STUDY MATERIALS - ENGLISH
1-THE FUN THEY HAD
2- THE SOUND OF MUSIC
3-THE LITTLE GIRL
4-A TRULY BEAUTIFUL MIND
5-THE SNAKE AND THE MIRROR
1-THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
3-RAIN ON THE ROOF
4-THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE
5-A LEGEND OF THE NORTHLAND
SUPPLEMENTARY READER (MOMENTS)
1-THE LOST CHILD
2-THE ADVENTURES OF TOTO
3-ISWARAN THE STORYTELLER
4-IN THE KINGDOM OF FOOLS
5-THE HAPPY PRINCE
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SAMPLE NOTES - ENGLISH IX
*“The Duck And The Kangaroo” is a humorous poem.
*The poet has tried to make us understand that one can let the difficult task done by others through polite behaviour.
SUMMARY OF THE POEM: - The presented humorous poem "The Duck And The Kangaroo" has been composed by Edward Lear. The poet has made us clear that one can let the tedious work done by others through polite and sweet behaviour. The poem can be summarised in following ways: -
*Sweet and Polite conversation: -Edward Lear has opened the poem with sweet and polite conversation between the duck and the kangaroo. The duck who lived in a pond, requested the kangaroo for a ride over his back. It was because his life in the pond was boring. The duck wished to hop like the kangaroo and longed to see the beautiful world sitting still on his back.
*Objection: - The kangaroo heard the request of the duck and thought deeply. He objected and told the duck that his feet were too wet and cold to have a ride, because they would trouble him.
*Sweet Reply by Duck: - The duck replied hearing the words of the kangaroo immediately. The duck told him that it had bought four pairs of socks to keep his feet neat and warm. It had bought a cloak and would smoke a cigar daily.
*Fulfillment of desire: - The kangaroo agreed. In the moonlight, the duck arrived and sat on the steady tail on the kangaroo balancing itself. They hoped the world three times.
In this way Edward Lear has proved that our polite and selfless behaviour can help us to fulfill our desire. I even helps to complete difficult tasks with the help of others.