Working with the poem:-

  1. Answer the following questions:-

 i)      Who is the speaker in the poem?

Ans.    The speaker of this poem is a small kid.

ii)     Is she/ he afraid or curious, or both?

Ans.    She was both afraid and curious. The creaking noise of the hinges at night and the feeling of someone staring at her makes the child feel frightened  .The thought that the shed  was her brother’s den makes her curious.

iii)    What is she planning to do soon?

Ans. She is planning to go inside the shed soon.

iv)   “But not just  yet” suggests doubt, fear, hesitation, laziness or something else. Choose the word which seems right to you. Tell others why you chose it.

Ans.    “But not just yet” suggests the hesitation of the poet  about going inside the shed. Though she is confident that there are no ghosts inside but still she hesitates to step inside and leaves the matter to be handled later  by gathering up more courage.

 v)    What is a shed?

Ans.    A shed is a small room away from the main house. It is used for storing or keeping things or animals.

 vi)    What warning did the brother give the poet?

Ans.    The brother told the poet not to step inside the shed for there is a ghost who jumps up and chops off  the person’s head.