A Child’s Thought Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share A Child’s Thought Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Robert Louis Stevenson. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Seven Wise Men of Buneyr, The Eagle’s Present and Why the Sea is Salty so, you can check these posts as well.

A Child’s Thought Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Dragon – a large, fire-breathing creature in stories; it is green, has scales and a tail
  • Prowl – to roam in search of prey or food
  • Enchant – to cast a spell on something
  • Bower – a shady, leafy shelter in a wood
  • Gallant – brave and honourable
  • Flank – be on the side of somebody or thing
  • In vain – without success

Question 1: What does the child imagine at bed time?

Answer: The child dreams of castles and dragons, magic fruits and gardens, fair ladies, and gallant men.

Question 2: What does the child find in the morning?

Answer: In the morning, the child finds his magic land gone. He finds a chair in place of the castle, a bath, and a watering can instead of the stream.

Question 3: What do these things become in the child’s thoughts?


a. The chair – castle
b. Boots – horsemen
c. The stream – bath and watering can
d. The carpet – garden ground

Question 4: Do all the lines in the poem rhyme?

Answer: The lines rhyme in pairs, e.g. bed – head, round – found, tower – bower.

Question 5: Read this line and then answer the questions:

1. I find such pictures in my head…..

(a) When does the poet find such pictures?

Answer: The poet finds such pictures at seven when he goes to bed; while sleeping.

(b) What are these pictures?

Answer: These pictures are fancies regarding castles, dragons, magic fruits, fair ladies, knights, fairy tales, etc.

2. Is now a bath and water can…….

(a) What did these take the place of in the dream?

Answer: These took the place of blue streams in the dream.

(b) What other information does the poet give about these when they were a part of the dream?

Answer: The other information is that the streams bordered the land of dreams and that brave horsemen rode beside them.

So, these were A Child’s Thought Questions & Answers.

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