Balbharati Class 8 English Solutions Chapter 2.3 The Worm

Balbharati Class 8 English Solutions Chapter 2.3 The Worm

Welcome to NCTB Solutions. Here with this post we are going to help 8th class students for the Solutions of Balbharati Class 8 English Text Book Unit 2, Chapter 2.3, The Worm. Here students can easily find step by step solutions of all the questions in The Worm. Also our Expert English Teacher’s solved all the question answer with easily understandable language with proper guidance so that all the students can understand easily. Here in this post students will get chapter 2.3 solutions. Here all the Question Answer are based on Balbharati latest syllabus. Here all the question and answer are based on Maharashtra State Board latest syllabus.

Chapter 2.3 : The Worm Exercise question Solutions

Question no – (1) 

Answer : 

thy = your

being = life

bestowed = gifted

thee = you

thou = you

cans’t = can

Question no – (2) 

Answer : 

Two other lines from the poem that contain an Apostrophe are –

The frame thy scornful looks deride.

The life thou canst not give.

Question no – (3) 

Answer : 

(a) The poet appeal to us, to respect the life of even a small worm because they are also the another creation of God just like us. Though, they are small in size, yet they have equal rights to live on this earth as humans. We have no rights to kill their life that we cannot give them back.

(b) God creates worms for some certain purpose. Though they are so small, they help us circuitously. As they are too small in size they loosen the soil and make it more fertile, also they helps in organic fertilization. Hence, these tiny worms, that God makes, are really helpful to balance the ecological system.

(c) The following lines from the poem support this proverb –

Turn thy hasty foot aside, nor crush that helpless worm.

Let them enjoy their little day.

Do not lightly take away the life thou canst not give.

(d) No, the poem urge us to protect not only the worms, but also every living beings, created by God. The general message conveyed through this poem is that God has created all the big and tiny creatures to perform different roles. They all have equal rights to live on the surface of the earth. So, one can not take away another’s life.

Question no – (5) 

Answer : 

Too tiny and too important :

Good noon all my respected teachers and dear friends. Today is world biodiversity day and on this day I would like to say few words regarding the big role of the small creatures to protect our nature. I am beginning with the most beneficial insects like ants, bees, bugs etc. The pollinate plants, disperse seeds and control the insect population by eating them. In addition earthworms are another small creatures which have a great impact on ecosystem. Earthworms are helpful in several ways. They fertilize the soil and make the garbage into organic fertilizer. However, it is not possible to enlisted the advantages and the roles of small things in our nature, I end my speech here and requesting everyone to realize the importance of each and every living being on this earth.

Question no – (6) 

Paraphrase the poem in your own simple language. Write it down in your notebook.

Answer : 

In this poem, the speaker urge the readers not to crush the helpless worm by their careless foot, no matter how much they are busy. Though the readers may have hatred and scorn for those worm, but it is also created the God. God has created human beings and the other living things. And it is the same God who also made the little worms with his boundless love. He creates the sun, the moon and the stars free to all big and tiny creatures. The god creates the green couverture over the earth, for both the worms and human beings. So, the poet tells the readers not to harm them and let them to enjoy their precious tiny life with pleasures. The poet urge us not to kill them, as we are not able to give that life back to them.

Question no – (7)

Frame a pointwise analysis of the poem ‘The Worm’. Use the following points.

Answer : 

(a) Poem and poet : ‘The Worm’ by Thomas Gisborne.

(b) Theme : Give importance to each and every creature even the tiny ones, for they all have their own role on the earth.

(c) Tone : obligatory.

(d) Structure and stanzas : four line stanzas with short lines.

(e) Rhyme and rhythm : rhyme scheme is abab, cdcd, efef, ghgh, Soft rhythm.

(f) Language and imagery : Archaic language.

(g) Figures of speech : Apostrophe.


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