Now that you have read the poem, add more personality traits to the word-web of the frog and the nightingale as depicted in the poem. Then complete the given table. (Some of the words in the box below may help you. You may also use the words given in Q. 1.)
|Nightingale||Sorry - was that you who spoke?||Polite, Timorous|
Yes,… you see, I'm the frog who owns this tree In this bog I've long been known For my splendid baritone.
|Nightingale||Did you…did you like my song?|
|Frog||Not too bad - but far too long The technique was fine, of course, But it lacked a certain force.|
|Frog||Without proper training such as I And a few others can supply You'll remain a mere beginner, But with me you'll be a winner.|
|Nightingale||But I can't sing in this weather|
|Nightingale||…This is a fairy tale - And you're Mozart in disguise Come to earth before my eyes.|
|Frog||Come, my dear - we'll sing together.|
|Frog||We must aim for better billing
You still owe me sixty shillings.
|Frog||Brainless bird - you're on the stage Use your wits and follow fashion. Puff your lungs out with your passion.|
|Frog||…I tried to teach her,
But she was a stupid creature.
|Dismissive Nervous Timid Presumptuous
Superior Fawning Shy Polite
Meek Possessive Dominating Mercenery
|Frog||Superior, Sly, Arrogant|
|Nightingale||Fawning, Polite, Servile|