Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 10th
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If given a chance, who would you want to be- the ant or the cricket? Justify your answer. - English

Long Answer

If given a chance, who would you want to be-the ant or the cricket? Justify your answer.

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Solution 1

  • Introduction:
    In this poem, we are seeing about an ant and a cricket. If a chance is given. I would be an ant. Let us see what happens if I would be an ant.
  • Being an Ant:
    An ant is wise and active. It works hard. It plans for the future. It saves food for the future. It teaches us a lesson of hard work. We heed to have the ant as our role model. We must also save for the future from our eargjjagsrTfirough this we can live comfortably in old age. We need not depend on others for food like the cricket in the poem.
  • Poet’s advise:
    There are people who live like cricket. They are foolish and lazy to loiter and waste their time. They never work hard. In the future, they suffer a lot for the money. The poet tells that these people are like two-legged crickets. They are worse than the four-legged crickets. The poet advises us to be an ant and not a lazy cricket.
  • Conclusion:
    So, we must be like an ant and not the cricket. We must have the foresight of good and bad times ahead in the future.

Solution 2

I want to be an ant. An ant is a symbol of wisdom and hard working. It makes use of the opportunity to work hard to save food for winter. It is aware of the hard times during the winter. It never wastes the time like cricket in singing and dancing.

The cricket is foolish and lazy. They do not save anything. They suffer a lot in the future and old age. They starve like cricket. They borrow for tomorrow and remain in sorrow. We must learn the lesson from the ant. We must plan with foresight for our future and old age. If we live like the ant, we need not worry about future.

‘Work is worship’
‘Hard work is the key to success’

Solution 3

  1. I would be an ant and not cricket.
  2. The ant is wise and hard working.
  3. The ants never borrow nor lend.
  4. It avoids starvation even in famine
  5. Like wise, we also must plan and work hard
  6. We must save to avoid the problems in future.
  7. I wish to be an ant and never miss anything in my future life.

“Be an ant always and never be a cricket”

Concept: Poetry (Class 10th)
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Samacheer Kalvi English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board
Chapter 4.2 The Ant and the Cricket
Exercise | Q C. 3. | Page 119
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