Adventures of Isabel Stanza Wise Summary

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This poem is written by Ogden Nash who was an American poet known for writing light, comic verse. He wrote over 500 comic poems. From a young age, he loved to rhyme and would often make up or adapt words if he could not find one that rhymed.

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Adventures of Isabel Stanza Wise Summary

Stanza – 1

The above lines say that the girl comes across a huge bear with a big mouth. The bear was very hungry, cruel and a flesh-eating animal. The bear wanted to eat Isabel, whereas Isabel did not get frightened of it. Instead, she washed her hands, straightened her hair up and ate the bear without creating any sort of noise.

Stanza – 2

Next, Isabel meets a witch in the middle of the darkness, the witch’s face was scary with wrinkles. Her gums with teeth were scattered. The witch shouted with delight that she will curse the little girl and turn her into a toad. Again, Isabel was not scared instead, she turned the witch into milk and drank her up.

Adventures of Isabel Stanza Wise Summary

Stanza – 3

Next, she comes across a very ugly giant. Isabel remained self-sufficient. The giant was hairy, horrible and had one eye in the middle of his forehead. The giant told Isabel that he will grind her bones to make bread. The giant wanted to eat her up for dinner. Isabel did not get scared instead, she made small pieces of that toasted bread and ate it. After she finished eating the bread, she cut the giant’s head and moved further.

Stanza – 4

In the end, Isabel comes across a doctor. The doctor himself was troubled. He punched and pocked himself to make Isabel frightened. The doctor was suffering from coughs and chill and carried pills in his bag. He offered some pills to Isabel to swallow. Isabel did not get scared even after seeing the medications and treatments. She was completely alright and did not suffer from any kind of illness. The doctor who himself suffered from different ailments, mixed different ingredients to make the pills. Isabel took the pills from the doctor and treated him with her attitude.

Theme of the poem:

The attitude of a person can enable him to come out of any situation. No matter what hurdles come in life, we must face it courageously with a positive mindset.

So, this was Adventures of Isabel Stanza Wise Summary.