29. A Lark | English | Class 5

The blog discusses the Questions and Answers from a very interesting poem, A Lark, by Laurence Alma-Tadema from Class 5. Students can use these answers for reference in their studies.

1. Guess the meaning of :

• weary – very tired
• dreary – dull and boring
• on the wings – in flight

2. Answer the following questions :

(a) Write what the lark does ?

Ans. The lark soars high in the sky.

(b) Write what the goldfish does ?

Ans. The goldfish dives deep into the sea.

(c) What does the poet want to know from the lark ?

Ans. The poet wants to know from the lark whether the lark is never tired of flying high in the sky. He wants to know if the lark
finds the clouds very dull in the empty sky. The poet wonders if the lark sometimes wishes to be a silent goldfish in the sea.

(d) What does the poet want to know from the goldfish ?

Ans. The poet wants to know if the goldfish is never sad. He wants to know if the goldfish is really happy when the cold waves creeps it. The poet wonders if the goldfish sometimes longs to be like a lark, singing in flight.

4. Do you long to be something else ? Write about your longing.

Ans. Below there are two answers given for this question. The student can choose any one option for their answer.

Yes, I do long to be a fish in the sea. I wish I could swim deep the oceans and see the fascinating world in the waters. The different
types of colorful fishes, plants and creatures in the waters always mesmerize me. I want to closely witness how fishes live their life in the seas.

or

Yes I do long to be a bird. I want to be a bird and fly high up in the sky. I wonder how thrilling it would to be at such a height and see down the earth. I also wish to go beyond the clouds and experience the sight from there. I believe it would be a majestic feeling to be on top.

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