Beehive Poem The Snake Trying - CBSE Revision Notes

CBSE Class 09 English Language and Literature
Revision Notes
Beehive Chapter 9
The Snake Trying
 W.W.E. Ross

  • The poem 'The Snake Trying' Is a description of a snake who is a victim.
  • The poet on seeing a snake, pursues it with a stick.
  • The snake tries to escape with sudden curvings of thin long body.
  • The poet admires its beautiful and graceful shapes.
  • Suddenly the small, green snake glides through the water into the reeds to hide.
  • The poet lets him go because it is a harmless one.
  • The poet recollects, the snake laid along the sand until it was found and chased. Now it has disappeared in the ripples among the green slim reeds.
  • The poet wants to say that people consider snakes as fearsome symbols of death. They try to kill it even if it is harmless because of the false information they have.