‘Some crickets have four legs and some have two’. Elucidate this statement from the poet’s point of view.
In this narrative poem, the poet brings out the idea of hard work. The poem is about a wise, hard-working ant and careless Lazy cricket. Though two-legged some of us behave like four-legged cricket.
- Life of the cricket:
Once an ant and a cricket lived in a forest. The cricket was fun-loving. I enjoyed singing all through the summer. It did not plan for winter. Then the winter season came. The snow fell down and covered the earth. The cricket could not find any food.
- Life of the ant:
The ant was hard working. The ant had stored grains in its shelter. The ant cared for its future. It saved food in summer. It never borrows or lends. It knew the value of work. It enjoyed the winter.
- Cricket’s plea:
The cricket was hungry. It trembled with cold in the snow. So it wanted to meet the ant to get some grains from it. But the ant made it clear that ants never borrow or lend.
- Ant’s refusal:
The ant did not want to help the lazy cricket. It closed its small gate. It could not tolerate the careless lazy cricket. It drove it out of its place without giving anything.
Through this fable, the poet teaches a lesson to human beings. We must work hard, earn money and save something for the future.
'Hard work is the key to success”.
Poem: The Ant and The cricket
Poet: Adapted from Aesop’s fables.
Theme: Ant vs Cricket
Moral: Hard work never fails.
Once an ant and a cricket lived in a forest. The cricket was fun-loving. I enjoyed singing all through the summer. But the ant was hard working. In the winter season, snow covered the earth. There was no piece of food. Cricket trembled in snow. He was hungry.
So it asked the ant to give him some food. But the ant never borrows or lends. It refused the cricket’s request. It drove him out of his place without giving anything. The poet teaches a lesson to human beings. We must work hard, earn money and save something for the future.
- Cricket sings and dances in summer
- It enjoyed in summer
- Ants worked hard in the summer.
- The ant saved food for winter ‘
- During winter, cricket suffers without food.
- It asked the ant for food.
- Ants didn’t help him.
- We must work hard, earn money and save something for the future.