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    Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The rhyme scheme of the poem The Ant and The Cricket is AA BB CC DD i.e. the last word of each line rhymes with that of next line. e.g. "sing...spring", "found....ground", "see....tree" etc. Read summary of this poem.

    The rhyme scheme of the poem The Ant and The Cricket is AA BB CC DD i.e. the last word of each line rhymes with that of next line. e.g. “sing…spring”, “found….ground”, “see….tree” etc.

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    In the poem "The Ant and the Cricket", the ant after listening to the cricket says that he (cricket) did not do any work when it was the appropriate. He could have made the best use of the spring and summer. However instead of caring about future, he simply kept singing and enjoying the spring seasoRead more

    In the poem “The Ant and the Cricket”, the ant after listening to the cricket says that he (cricket) did not do any work when it was the appropriate. He could have made the best use of the spring and summer. However instead of caring about future, he simply kept singing and enjoying the spring season.

    Now that the time is gone, he is repenting. However there is no use of doing that because it (the ant) will not lend him any food or shelter. He should now bear the suffering now.

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    The ant is wise while the cricket is a fool because the ant made the best use of time. During the spring and summer seasons, the ant collected all the food and made shelter for himself. On the other hand, the cricket did not do anything. Instead of caring about the future (the winters), he wasted hiRead more

    The ant is wise while the cricket is a fool because the ant made the best use of time. During the spring and summer seasons, the ant collected all the food and made shelter for himself.

    On the other hand, the cricket did not do anything. Instead of caring about the future (the winters), he wasted his time in singing and enjoying.

    When the winter appears, the ant has ample of food as well as shelter. On the other hand, the cricket has neither food nor shelter. Hence the ant is wiser.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The ant and the cricket are totally different from each other. The ant is wise. He works hard during the summer season. He collects food and makes shelter for himself so that he may be able to bear the harshness and famine of the winter. On the other hand, the cricket is a fool. He does not care aboRead more

    The ant and the cricket are totally different from each other. The ant is wise. He works hard during the summer season. He collects food and makes shelter for himself so that he may be able to bear the harshness and famine of the winter.

    On the other hand, the cricket is a fool. He does not care about gathering food for himself not for shelter. Instead, he keeps singing and enjoying during the summer season. When the winters appear he has neither anything to eat not shelter to save himself from chilling cold.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The cricket who kept enjoying during the summer season is in problem as it is winter now and he has neither anything to eat nor shelter to save itself from chilling cold. Hence he goes to the ant and requests him to lend him some food and shelter. He (the cricket) promises to return back him everythRead more

    The cricket who kept enjoying during the summer season is in problem as it is winter now and he has neither anything to eat nor shelter to save itself from chilling cold. Hence he goes to the ant and requests him to lend him some food and shelter. He (the cricket) promises to return back him everything by the next day.

    Listening this, the ant says that the ants neither lend nor borrow anything from others and asks him what he was during the summer season.

    The cricket replies that he did not care about gathering food and making shelter from himself. Instead he kept singing and enjoying during the summer. The ant says that he kept enjoying during summer, he should do the same in the winters as well. Saying this he kicks the cricket out of his house.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following are the figures of speech used in the poem The Ant and the Cricket: Personification: When humans characteristics are given to animals or non-living things, it is called personification. The ant and the cricket are personified as humans as they are talking and thinking like humans. MetaphorRead more

    Following are the figures of speech used in the poem The Ant and the Cricket:

    1. Personification: When humans characteristics are given to animals or non-living things, it is called personification. The ant and the cricket are personified as humans as they are talking and thinking like humans.
    2. Metaphor: It is the comparison of two things. In the last line Some crickets have four legs, and some have two, the poet compares lazy and careless people with the cricket.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The phrase lifted the wicket simply means that the ant, after listening to the cricket says to him that he kept enjoying during the summer and should do the same now in the winters and kicks him out of his house. Read summary of this poem.

    The phrase lifted the wicket simply means that the ant, after listening to the cricket says to him that he kept enjoying during the summer and should do the same now in the winters and kicks him out of his house.

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