Wednesday, 21 May 2014


·         HARRY BEHN
·         BORN – September 24, 1898 United States.
·         Died – September 6, 1973 United States.
·         Harry Behn is known as a screenwriter and children’s author.
·         Notable works –

1) The big parade (1925)
2) La Boheme (1926)
3) Heels angels (1930)
4) The faraway Lurs (1963)

·         Some word meanings
1. Blue – Here sky
2. Dive – to descend through air
3. Dip[ - to lower and raise
4. Snaps – to make sharp sound
5. Soars – to fly upwards
6. Tides – rise and fall in the air
7. Crest – the highest part
8. Gust – a sudden blast of wind
9. Slack – to get loose
10. Breeze – light wind
  11. Roggeder – rough and worn
  12. Flaps – to move up and down


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Working with the poem

1. List out the action words in the poem,
Dive, dip,   snaps, soars   rides   climbs   falls   goes   wind   run  blows  fill  goes  see flaps

2. Read these lines from the poem:-
“The soars like a ship;
     With only a sail”.

The movement of the tailless kite is compared to a ship with a sail. This is called a simile. Can you suggest what as who the following actions may be compared to?

·         He runs like a  cheetah
·         He eats like an elephant
·         She sings like a nightingale
·         It shines like a jewel
·         It flies like a bird


The kite looks bright when it is in the blue sky. It dives, dips, snaps and soars like a ship. Riding on the wind the kite reaches to the crest. Immediately with a sudden gust it takes rest and with the fall of the wind it goes loose. Then with the help of a new breeze again it goes up. It seems to us to be raggeder when it flaps on a string in the top of a tree.

Written By Badal Paul
The author is a passionate blogger, writer and educationalist. This blog is created to ease troubles of the Cbse students. The author holds multiple blogs and the writer of the Novel KALCHAKRA, OOM AND THE CHOSEN FIVE.