2.1 I RAN INTO A STRANGER
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh, excuse me Please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
Wasn't even watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My daughter stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked her down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
She walked away, her little heart was broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
Q.1 How does the poet behave with stranger and her daughter?
Ans:The poet behaves politely with stranger and strangely with her daughter.
Q.2 On what occasion parents get angry?
Ans: Parents get angry when we commit mistakes.
Q.3 Write four pairs of rhyming words.
Ans: by-reply ; told-old ; meal-still ; down-frown
Q.4 What effect does the use of dialogue add to the poem?
Ans: The use of dialogue makes the poem effective and lively.