NCERT Solutions for Poem The Shed Class 7 English Honeycomb

This poem shows the poet's uncertainty and fear about a shed at the bottom of his garden. Every time he passes that place, the poet feels like someone is staring at him. The poet says his brother scares him by saying a ghost lives in the shed. If the poet enters, the ghost jumps out and chops off his head. The poet, however, doesn't believe his brother. He thinks his brother is lying so he can keep the shed. "The Shed" poem is mainly about rationality and courage. According to the poet, we should not believe in imagined and superstitions about ghosts and other supernatural things because people use these stories for their own benefit.

NCERT Solutions for Class 7th English Poem The Shed

The Shed Questions and Answer

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The Shed NCERT Solutions


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Working with the Poem

Question 1: Answer the following questions.

(i) Who is the speaker in the poem?


The speaker of the poem is a small child.


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


He was curious as well as afraid. When he hears the creaking of hinges at night and feels someone staring at him, he feels scared. He is curious about the shed because he believes that it was his brother's den.


(iii) What is she/he planning to do soon?


He 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.


"But not just yet..." suggests the poet's hesitation about entering the shed. While he is confident there are no ghosts inside, he resists entering and leaves the matter to be handled another day once he has gathered up enough courage.


Question 2: Is there a room in your house or a house in your neighbourhood/ locality where you would rather not go alone, and never at night? If there is such a place and a story to go with it, let others hear all about it.


This question is supposed to be done by the students themselves. However, if requested for an answer to this question in future, we will put it. Thanks.

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