Bring out the humour in the poem How to Tell Wild Animals.
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The poem How to Tell Wild Animals is a humorous poem in which the poet tells how a person can recognise animal. The method suggested of recognising animals i.e. watching them how they eat us is quite funny.
According to the poet, if an animal kills us while roaring, it is Bengali Tiger. If an animal eating us has yellow skin and black spots on it, it is Leopard. If an animal kills us by hugging tightly, it is a bear.
She further says that there is difference between hyena and crocodile. While former (hyena) has smiling face, crocodile has tears in its eyes. In the last stanza, she says that a chameleon is different from lizard as former has no wings or ears like the latter. Moreover a if nothing is seen on a tree, there can be a chameleon as it can change its colours.
Read summary of this poem.