NCERT Solutions for Poem Vocation Class 6 English Honeysuckle

Children are attracted to ways of people around them and find different curiosities and attractions in their lives, as described in the poem. It is unknown to him that they have a tough routine to follow. In addition, it indicates that he is innocent and has no sense of the outside world. According to the poem, the child wants to be a hawker, a gardener, and a watchman. He finds their work is full of freedom. So he wants freedom in his life as the people have around him.

NCERT Solutions for Class 6th English Poem Vocation

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Question 1 A: Your partner and you may now be able to answer these questions.

Who is the speaker in the poem? Who are the people the speaker meets? What are they doing?


The poem has been authored by a school going kid. The speaker meets a hawker, a gardener and a watchman while going to his school. The hawker was selling bangles, the gardener was digging the ground and watchman kept a watch in the street at night.

Question 1 B: What wishes does the child in the poem make? Why does the child want to be a hawker, a gardener, or a watchman? Pick out the lines in each stanza, which tell us this.


The child in the poem wants to be a hawker, a gardener and a watchman at different times.

The child wants to be a hawker because he likes that the hawker he wants to spend 'his day on the road' and is not in any hurry.

He wants to be a gardener because he thinks that the gardener does what he wills and nobody stops him even while sweats during the day. This is evident from these lines: 'does what he like with his spade' 'Nobody takes him to task' even when 'he gets baked in the sun or gets wet'.

Question 1 C: From the way the child envies the hawker, the gardener, and the watchman, we can guess that there are many things the child wants to do because of the likings but ends up doing something completely different. Make a list of the do's and don'ts that the child doesn't like. The first line is done for you.

The child must

The child must not

1. come home at a fixed time.

Get his clothes dirty in the dust.

Now add to the list your own complaints about the things you have to do, or must not do.


The child must

The child must not

1. come home at a fixed time.

Get his clothes dirty in the dust.

2. Obey his elders.

Be late to bed.

3. Take his breakfast on time.

Waste his time with friends.

4. Must complete his homework.

Eat junk food daily.

5. Be always polite.

Spoil his dress.

Question 1 D: Like the child in the poem, you perhaps have your own wishes for yourself. Talk to your friend, using "I wish I were......”


Please do yourself.

Question 2: Find out the different kinds of work done by the people in your neighbourhood. Make different cards for different kinds of work. You can make the card colourful with pictures of the persons doing the work.


Do it yourself.

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