Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 5th Standard
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The Man in the Moon

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The Man in the Moon

Summary

This poem is an imaginative poem which means whatever they have mentioned in this story is does not actually happen the poet just imagines that it does. The poem is about how there is a person on the moon and is about to drink some of the moons, but then the stars scare him and he cannot.

Stanza by stanza explanation

The Man in the Moon as he sails the sky
Is a very remarkable skipper.
But he made a mistake when he tried to take
A drink of milk from the dipper.

In this stanza, the poet says that there is a man on the moon and that and that he is a very good skipper but he made a mistake when he tried to take a sip from the moon.

He dipped right out of the Milky Way,
And slowly and carefully filled it,
The Big Bear growled, and the Little Bear howled
And frightened him so that he spilled it! 

In the second stanza, the poet says that the man had dipped right out of the milky way and he had filled the milk carefully until the big bear growled and the little bear howled and scared him so bad that he spilled it.

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