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  1. The mood of the poem The Snake Trying is irritated and annoyed. In the poem, the poet is talking about the cruelty of humans towards the nature. A snake, which is green in colour and harmless still becomes the victim of a man's wrath for no reasons. He is chasing the snake away with a stick in orderRead more

    The mood of the poem The Snake Trying is irritated and annoyed. In the poem, the poet is talking about the cruelty of humans towards the nature. A snake, which is green in colour and harmless still becomes the victim of a man’s wrath for no reasons. He is chasing the snake away with a stick in order to kill it. In the end, the snake manages to save itself. However the poet questions the human behaviour towards the nature.

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  1. The snake is green in colour. It has thin and long body with sharp curves on it. According to the poet, it looks very beautiful and elegant. Read summary of this poem.

    The snake is green in colour. It has thin and long body with sharp curves on it. According to the poet, it looks very beautiful and elegant.

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  1. The theme of the poem The Snake Trying is that humans are cruel towards the nature. In the poem, the poet describes an incident in which a person is chasing a green snake (which is not poisonous) in order to kill it because of fear. The poet, on contrary, praises the appearance of the snake and asksRead more

    The theme of the poem The Snake Trying is that humans are cruel towards the nature. In the poem, the poet describes an incident in which a person is chasing a green snake (which is not poisonous) in order to kill it because of fear.

    The poet, on contrary, praises the appearance of the snake and asks the person (who is chasing the snake) not to kill it and let is go because it is harmless. The poet seems to be somewhat irritated with the behaviour of humans towards the nature.

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  1. Following poetic devices/figures of speech are used in the poem The Snake Trying: Transferred Epithet: It is an adjective that qualifies a noun. In the poem, the word "pursuing stick" refers to the person who is holding the stick and is determined to kill the snake. Alliteration: It is the occurrencRead more

    Following poetic devices/figures of speech are used in the poem The Snake Trying:

    1. Transferred Epithet: It is an adjective that qualifies a noun. In the poem, the word “pursuing stick” refers to the person who is holding the stick and is determined to kill the snake.
    2. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “he is harmless”.
    3. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to animals and non-living things. e.g. in the poem the poet refers the snake using the pronoun “he” which is used for humans.

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  1. The title of the poem holds significant and deep meaning. The word trying here means "saving itself". The snake in the poem, which is harmless and not poisonous, still becomes the victim of human's fear as well as wrath. It finally succeeds in saving itself. So, the poem is about nature struggling tRead more

    The title of the poem holds significant and deep meaning. The word trying here means “saving itself”. The snake in the poem, which is harmless and not poisonous, still becomes the victim of human’s fear as well as wrath. It finally succeeds in saving itself.

    So, the poem is about nature struggling to save itself from the humans. The poet believes that like us, other living organisms too, have right to live on the earth. However, we humans have snatched that away from them because of fear, wrath, greed, necessity.

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  1. The central idea of the poem The Snake Trying is that we should not kill other living organisms because of fear or wrath. Like us, other living organisms also have right to live on earth. Though we consider ourselves, the victims of dangerous animals (like snake, the poem), but in reality, the animaRead more

    The central idea of the poem The Snake Trying is that we should not kill other living organisms because of fear or wrath. Like us, other living organisms also have right to live on earth. Though we consider ourselves, the victims of dangerous animals (like snake, the poem), but in reality, the animals themselves become the victim of our fear.

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  1. In the poem The Snake Trying,  the poet uses a lot of images for poetic effect which have been described below. Pursuing stick: The first image used in the poem, is a determine stick, i.e. a stick, the holder of which is determined to kill the snake. Ripples: Ripples refer to waves on the surface ofRead more

    In the poem The Snake Trying,  the poet uses a lot of images for poetic effect which have been described below.

    1. Pursuing stick: The first image used in the poem, is a determine stick, i.e. a stick, the holder of which is determined to kill the snake.
    2. Ripples: Ripples refer to waves on the surface of water. Here the ripples are not just waves but saviour of the snake.
    3. Sudden curving of thin long body: This image shows the beauty of the snake.

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  1. The snake glides in the water and rushes into green bushes. As it is also green in colour, it becomes invisible and thus saves itself from being killed with the stick. Read summary of this poem.

    The snake glides in the water and rushes into green bushes. As it is also green in colour, it becomes invisible and thus saves itself from being killed with the stick.

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