NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Poem Whatif

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Honeysuckle Poem Whatif is given here. These Solutions covers answers for all the questions given in the chapter. These solutions will help students to prepare well and face the English exam with full confidence. You can also download the PDF of these solutions for free.

Class 6 English Poem Whatif Questions and Answers

Working with the Poem

1: (i) Who is the speaker in the poem?
(ii) With your partner list out the happenings the speaker is worried about.
(iii) Why do you think she/he has these worries? Can you think of ways to get rid of such worries?

Answer: (i) The speaker in the poem is child.

(ii) The speaker is worried if he was dumb in school, if they had closed the swimming pool, if he got beaten up, if there was poison in his cup, if he started to cry, if he got sick and died, if he flunked that test, if green hair grew on his chest, if nobody liked him, if a bolt of lightning struck him, if he did not grow taller, if his head started getting smaller, if the fish would not bite, if the wind tore up his kite, if they started a war, if his parents got divorced, if the bus was late, if his teeth did not grow in straight, if he tore his pants, if he never learnt to dance.

(iii) She/he has these worries because in the night she/he is free therefore, these fearful thoughts started coming in his mind. To get rid of such worries she/he should involve their mind in creative work.

2. Read the following line.

Some Whatifs crawled inside my earCan words crawl into your ear? This is an image. The poet is trying to make an image of what she/he experiences. Now with your partner try and list out some more images from the poem.

Answer 2: Some other images are:

  • Pranced and partied all night long
  • Sang their old whatif song. 
  • Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me

3. In groups of four discuss some more ‘whatifs’ that you experience
in your day to day life and list them out.
(i) ________
(ii) ________

Answer: Do it Yourself

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