2 INDEX -PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE -ANNOUNCEMENT OF AIM -NAME OF THE POEM - OBJECTIVES-PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE-ANNOUNCEMENT OF AIM-NAME OF THE POEM-ABOUT THE POET-ABOUT THE POEM-THE POEM-GLOSSARY-STANZA I-PARAPHRASING-STANZA II-GROUP ACTIVITY_ HOME ASSIGNMENTS
3 OBJECTIVES SPECIFIC OBJETIVES . GENERAL OBJECTIVESTo develop the imaginative and aesthetic sense of the students..To enable the students to appreciate the poem.SPECIFIC OBJETIVES.To enable the students to read the poem with correct stress, intonation and rhythm..To enable the students to understand the idea latent in the poem.
4 Have you ever thought how selfish we are as human beings Have you ever thought how selfish we are as human beings? Just look at their eyes. Do we have the right to restrict other creatures' freedom like this?
7 About The PoetGeorge Leslie Norris (May 21, 1921 –April 6, 2006)born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, was a prize-winning poet and short story writer. Up to 1974 he earned his living as a teacher. From 1974 he combined full-time writing with residencies at academic institutions in Britain and the United States.
8 Theme of The PoemThe Poem Contrasts a tiger in the zoo with the tiger in its natural habitat. The poem moves from the zoo to the jungle, and back again to the zoo. The poet wants to depict the difference between the two environments
9 THE POEM He stalks in his vivid stripes The few steps of his cage, On pads of velvet quiet,In his quiet rage.He should be lurking in shadow,Sliding through long grassNear the water holeWhere plump dear pass.
10 GLOSSARYstalks- walks stiffly or proudly Vivid- very deep or bright Rage- anger Lurking- wait in hiding to attack Plump- fat
11 STANZA-1 “He stalks in his vivid stripes STANZA-1 “He stalks in his vivid stripes. The few steps of his cage, On pads of velvet quiet, In his quiet rage.”The tiger, a mighty creature moves to and fro with his limited steps inside the cage. He moves quietly on his soft velvety pads (paws) expressing his anger quietly because all his freedom is locked inside the cage. He finds himself quiet helpless there.
12 STANZA-2 “He should be lurking in shadow, Sliding through long grass Near the water hole Where plump dear pass.”The poet is moved to pity for the tiger. He says that zoo is not the place where he should be. Rather he should have been in the jungle moving quietly in the shadows near some water source, and waiting for a healthy deer to pass that way.
14 Group activityGroup no-1. find the meaning of following words with the help of dictionaryStalksVividRageLurkingPlumpGroup no-2 find the rhyming words in the poem.Group no-3 find the words that describe the movements and actions of the tiger in the cage in the jungleGroup no-4 Answer the question –Name the poem and poetWho is he in the poem?Write the Synonymous vivid, rage.
15 Home assignmentMake a list of wild animals that live in the forest and discuss why these animals are getting fewer and fewer in number.write the central idea of the poem.