The Snail Poem Questions Answers Analysis


Analysis and Bengali Meaning questions answers of the Poem The Snail 

The Snail
William Cowper 

Here is the detailed study of the poem, "The Snail" by William Cowper. In this lesson, we will study the every line of the poem and will try to understand the meaning and explanation and questions answers of the poem, The Snail. Click on the play button of the video below.  Let's start.........

The questions and answers from the poem, "The Snail"

1) How does the snail stick to its place?

Ans:- The snail sticks to its place like grass, leaf, fruit or wall very closely without fear of falling down.

2) How does the poet show the self-confidence or brave character of the snail?

Ans:- The poet shows the brave character and confidence of the snail as it sticks closely when it moves on grass, leaf, fruit, wall without fear of falling down.

3) How does the snail grow?

Ans:- The snail grows both its body and also with its outer shell which is considered to be its house. So, they grow simultaneously.

4) Where does the snail securely hide and when it feels any kind of danger?

Ans:- The snail securely hides itself under its shell which is considered to be its house.
           The snail securely hides itself when it senses any kind of danger may be caused by weather or other things besides of weather.

5) What does the word mean by ''self-collecting power''?

Ans:- The snail has a very powerful sensitivity which acts as a great power to help it senses any kind of danger. Even at the very slightest touch, it feels the warning of a danger and hides into the shell. Its nature of not taking any kind of risk can be called "self-collecting power".

6) How does the snail shrink into the house in time of danger?

Ans:- The snail shrinks into its outer shell which is considered to be its house with much displeasure at the time of danger.

7) Where does the snail dwell and how does it dwell?

Ans:- The snail dwells almost anywhere in the places wherever it likes. But it dwells alone with a self-satisfied life.

8) How does the snail feel satisfied with its life and why does it feel so?

Ans:- The snail is well satisfied with its life only with its own whole treasure. The snail leads a lonely and self-sufficient life like a hermit. 

9) What makes the snail well-satisfied? 

Ans: The self-sufficient nature of the snail with no want for so much things makes the snail well-satisfied. 

10) With what does the snail live? 

Ans: The snail lives with no other but his personal belongings, which is his shell-house. 

11) What kinds of danger does the snail face? 

Ans: The snail not only faces the danger of weather but also of storms and other kinds of danger. 

12) What kind of treasure does the snail have? 

Ans: The snail does not have much treasures but the snail is quite satisfied with its personal belongings like its outer shell. 

13) Why does the poet refer to the snail as "well-satisfied"? 
Ans: The snail prefers to live alone. He has no such belongings that may cause any concern. He is self-possessed and self-content. He lives like a hermit. So he is well-satisfied. 

14) Give in brief the life and nature of the snail. 
Ans: The snail is a simple, innocent creature. He sticks to anything and does not fear to fall. He moves along with his house and keeps alert against any danger. He shrinks into his house at the slightest touch of his sensitive antenna. He lives like the hermit well satisfied with his own self. 

15) What do you mean by the 'house of snail'? 
Ans: The snail does not build his house like anyother creature. His house is his strong outer shell born with him and carried with him wherever he moves. 

16. What does the poet mean to say by - "his own hole treasure'?
Ans: By the expression 'his own hole treasure', the poet means to say of the snail's treasure of being content with whatever it has, its own self.

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