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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 - English Core

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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.)

Character  Extract Personality traits
Nightingale Sorry - was that you who spoke? Polite, Timorous
Frog

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

 

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Solution

Frog Dominating, Possessive
Nightingale Meek, Naive
Frog Presumptuous, Conniving
Frog Superior, Sly, Arrogant
Nightingale Timid, Nervous
Nightingale Fawning, Polite, Servile
Frog Crafty, Patronizing
Frog Mercenary, Manipulative
Frog Insensitive, Commanding
Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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CBSE Class 10 English Course Communicative: Literature Reader
Chapter 7 The Frog and The Nightingale
Q 6 | Page 91
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