August 20, 2020

The Duck and the Kangaroo (Poem) Summary with pictures for 9th Class English


The Duck and the Kangaroo

(Summary of the poem)

(Summary by Harinath Vemula)

            This poem was written by Edward Lear who was a British artist, illustrator, author, and poet. ‘The Duck and the Kangaroo’ is a poem with a touch of light humour.

            Once there was a pond in the middle of a jungle. There lived a duck lonely. Few days the duck observed the life of a kangaroo. You know, the kangaroo can jump, hop on the land. It was merry all the way. The duck felt unhappy for living in an unpleasant pond. It wanted to go around.


            So, the duck asked the kangaroo. It wondered how the kangaroo jumps over the fields and canals, lakes etc. The duck and the kangaroo became friends. The duck once asked the Kangaroo to give it a ride to the world beyond the pond. The duck promised to sit silently and still but only can say ‘Quack, Quack’. The duck wanted to go round an imaginary place, the Dee and the Jelly Bo Lee. The duck requested the kangaroo to give it a ride over the land and over some lakes, ponds etc.     

       The kangaroo felt happy to give the duck a ride and thought it would fetch it some luck. But the kangaroo wanted to think it over for some reasons. It thought that the wet and cold feet of the duck may bring roomatiz.

    So, the duck thought over it sitting somewhere on a rock and found some possible solutions though they seem to be silly. It went to the kangaroo and assured by promising. The duck said that it bought four pairs of woolen socks for its web-feet and a coat to keep it dry and warm. The duck also promised to smoke a cigar every day.


Hence, the kangaroo got ready and asked the duck to sit on the end of its tail holding tightly. You know, one of the strongest parts of a kangaroo is its tail. Thus, they had a ride in the moonlight around the places they wanted to visit three times.

Finally, they were happy to have a ride with each other. The duck was very much elated for going beyond its nasty pond. The kangaroo was also happy for fulfilling a wish of its dearest friend.


Swetha said...

Very nice and useful summary.

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