Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
How Did the Creatures of Bingle Bog React to the Nightingale

How Did the Creatures of Bingle Bog React to the Nightingale

Ratings: (0)|Views: 291|Likes:

More info:

Published by: Pranamya Giselle Rai on Mar 16, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





How did the creatures of Bingle bog react to the nightingale's singing?
The creatures of Bingle Bog favoured the nightingale’s songs to a great extent. In fact, they gathered in crowds
to hear thenightingale sing. Animals and birds, from far and wide, came to hear her sing her melodious songs.
Which are the different ways in which the frog asserts his importance? The frog asserts his importance in the form of a musician as well as that of a critic of art. He flaunts his reign, and thus,power and supremacy in Bingle Bog. He also asserts himself as a trainer and asks the nightingale to take training from him.
Why is the frog's joy both sweet and bitter?
The frog’s joy is sweet because he
gets to earn a lot of money through the nightingale’s singing. Secondly, he is also happy
that he succeeds in torturing the bird and pushing her towards death. His joy is bitter because with passage of time, the
nightingale’s voice has deteriorated and th
us, is bringing lesser money day-by-day.
Why was the frog angry?
The frog was angry because the nightingale didn’t sing sweetly to enable him to earn more. Secondly, her voice wasbecoming ‘uninspired’ as her song now zipped, trilled and bounced along
How did the frog become the unrivalled king of the bog again?The frog became the unrivalled king of Bingle Bog, after the death of the nightingale. Now no bird or animal would competewith the frog in singing. Secondly, all of them over there were greatly scared of him.12
I still remember the day the frog came up to me and said those sweet words. I was such a fool to not to realize his pretence,my submissive nature making me feel so. The frog is such a big fake and I, being timid and foolish, believed him.
Now, I notice I can’t sing as melodiously as I used to sing before. The witty frog charged fee and earned a lot. He compelled 
 and threatened me to sing for hours, which ruined my melodious voice. He tortured me in the name of training and now Irealize it was not training but his plot to kill me gradually due to exertion. Now, death seems to be knocking at the door.
Today, I can’t sing as the frog desires me to, and I am physically exhausted. It was foolish of me not to have doubted the frog’s
integrity. Thus, he took undue advantage of my innocence and led me to my own death. I have come to terms withwhat might happen to me soon. Thus, peacefully, I embrace death, which is inevitable. I want to pass on the message that we should never believe or have faith in others, blindly.
"The Road Not Taken" (1916)
The narrator comes upon a fork in the road while walking through a yellow wood. He considers both paths andconcludes that each one is equally well-traveled and appealing. After choosing one of the roads, the narrator tellshimself that he will come back to this fork one day in order to try the other road. However, he realizes that it isunlikely that he will ever have the opportunity to come back to this specific point in time because his choice of path will simply lead to other forks in the road (and other decisions). The narrator ends on a nostalgic note,wondering how different things would have been had he chosen the other path. This poem is made up of fourstanzas of five lines, each with a rhyme scheme of ABAAB.
Along with “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” this poem is one of Frost’s most beloved works and is frequently studied in high school literature classes. Since
its publication, many readers have analyzed the poem as a nostalgic commentary on life choices. The narrator
decided to seize the day and express himself as an individual by choosing the road that was “less traveled by.” As
a result of this decision, the narrator claims, his life was fundamentally different that it would have been had hechosen the more well-traveled path. This reading of the poem is extremely popular because every reader can
empathize with the narrator’s decision: having to choose between two paths without having any knowledge of 
where each road will lead
. Moreover, the narrator’s decision to choose the “less traveled” path demonstrates his
courage. Rather than taking the safe path that others have traveled, the narrator prefers to make his own way inthe world. However, when we look closer at the text of the poem, it becomes clear that such an idealistic analysisis largely inaccurate. The narrator only distinguishes the paths from one another after he has already selectedone and traveled many years through life. When he first comes upon the fork in the road, the paths are described
as being fundamentally identical. In terms of beauty, both paths are equally “fair,” and the overall “…passingthere / Had worn them really about the same.”It is only as an old man that the narrator looks back on his life and
decides to place such importance on this particular decision in his life. During the first three stanzas, the narratorshows no sense of remorse for his decision nor any acknowledgement that such a decision might be important tohis life. Yet, as an old man, the narrator attempts to give a sense of order to his past and perhaps explain why
certain things happened to him. Of course, the excuse that he took the road “less traveled by” is false, but the
narrator still clings to this decision as a defining moment of his life, not only because of the path that he chosebut because he had to make a choice in the first place.
(1.) Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
 There are these two roads. They split. (One goes one way, the other goes a different way.) This happens in a yellowwood, ie, it is autmn when the green leaves turn yellow.
(2.) And sorry I could not travel both (3.)And be one traveler,
 The narrarator regrets that he can't go down both roads, because then he'd have to split himself in two and that'simpossible.
(4.) long I stood, and looked down one as far as I could (5.)To where it bent in the undergrowth;
 He stands at the fork for a long time and examines one of the roads as far as he can. He can't see the end of the road because the road curves away from his line of vision.
(6.) Then took the other,
 He takes the "Second Road" (the road that he didn't examine yet, but is going to characterize in the next few lines (ielines 7 to 9.)
(7.) as just as fair,
 This "Second Road" is just as good as the "First Road" that he looked at.
(8.) And having perhaps the better claim, (9.)Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
 This "Second Road" may be more deserving of the narrator walking down it. Why? Well, there was grass on this"Second Road" and it seemed to be telling the narrator "I want you to walk on me."
(10.) Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same.
 However in reality, both the "First Road" and "Second Road" were equally worn down by people walking down them.So line 9 says the ""Second Road" had grass and would like to be walked on, but line 10 says that grassy "SecondRoad" was walked on as much as the first road. (so maybe the dirt/pavement on "Second Road" was equally packeddown as road one, but "Second Road" had hardy grass growing on it and was a glutton for punishment?)
(11.) And both that morning equally lay (12.)In leaves no step had trodden black.
 Both roads were equally NOT walked on that morning. (The yellow leaves on the ground weren't crushed by peoplewalking on them, breaking them up, causing them to decompose.)
(13.) Oh, I kept the first for another day!
 He decided to save traveling on the "First Road" (the one he examined to where it bent) for another day [in the future].

Activity (2)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->