A Spaceship Landed over There
About the poem
A. Read to
1. Answer these questions.
What did the poet and his
friend search for inside the spaceship?
Ans. The poet and his friend searched for the little men inside
What happened the moment
the poet sat in the pilot’s seat?
Ans. When the poet sat in the pilot’s seat, a voice came, “Early
earthman” and then a glass dome dropped around.
What do you think were the
poet’s feelings when a glass dome dropped around him? What calmed him later?
Ans. The poet got scared when the dome dropped around. A high
pitched sound calmed him later.
4. Where was the poet’s friend, the vet,
‘stashed’? Can you guess the reason why?
Ans. The poet’s friend vet was stashed in a cage. This happened
because device identified him as strange creature because of the strange smell
coming from his body.
5. Identify lines from the poem that suggest the
spaceship was automatically controlled.
Ans. The lines from the poem that suggested the spaceship was
A voice said, ‘Early earthman’
Some gizmo stashed him
in a cage
We travelled fast
through the space and time
Inoculate then ‘Yes’
Do you think the poet and
the vet were good friends? Give a reason for your answer.
Ans. Yes, they were good
friends because the Vet was only person who believed the poet and went along
with him in the dark night to see the spaceship.
What do you think had
happened to the vet?
Ans. Vet was injected
though he never suffered from cold in years but sometimes late at night. After being
injected he swung through trees.
C. Read to appreciate
Read these lines from the poem.
- We searched and searched
- A voice said, ‘Early earthman’ then
In each line, the highlighted words begin with the same
sound. This repetition of sound at the beginning of words placed close to each
other is called alliteration. Poets use alliteration to give a musical quality
to their poems.
Find more examples of alliteration in the poem.
I smiled as
I selected ‘Yes’