Taught page no 121-122 in book.
(i) Who is the speaker in the poem?
Shel Silverstein is the speaker in the poem.
(ii) With your partner list out the happenings the speaker is worried about.
The speaker was worried about the following things
- If she fails in the examination.
- If she gets sick and dies.
- If nobody likes Jier.
- If she becomes dumb.
- If she does not grow taller.
- If her parents get separated.
- If she gets beaten up.
(iii) Why do you think she/he has these worries? Can you think of ways to get rid of such worries?
She has these worries because she thinks a lot. Most of these worries are born due to baseless fear. One can get rid of such worries with a strong will power and developing positive attitude towards life.