At Sea in The House Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share At Sea in The House Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Stanley Cook. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Tucket The Bucket, Heidi Meets Her Grandfather and Everytime I Climb The Tree so, you can check these posts as well.

At Sea in The House Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Imagined – formed a picture in your mind of what something might be like
  • Pretend – to imagine that something is true as a part of a game
  • Float – to move slowly on the surface of water
  • Pattern – design
  • Drifted snow – snow shaped by the wind into a mound or a heap

Question 1: Write what each of these objects turns into in the poet’s imagination.


1. Pattern in the carpet – Fish swimming in the sea.
2. Chairs and tables – Land where you can safely stand.
3. Carpet – Sea.
4. Dining table – Boat.

Question 2: Read these lines and answer the questions that follow:

The dining table makes a boat
And I climb on there
By way of the rocking chair.

(a) Onto what does the speaker climb?

Answer: The speaker climbs on the dining table.

(b) Why do you think the speaker uses a rocking chair?

Answer: The dining table is too high for a child therefore, the speaker first climbs on the rocking chair.

(c) Where does the speaker imagine the boat will go?

Answer: The speaker imagines that the boat will go to the sea.

Question 3: The speaker says anyone will get wet if they enter the room. Why?

Answer: Anyone who enters the room will step on the carpet first and in the speaker’s imagination, the carpet is the sea. So, the speaker says so.

Question 4: Do you think the person imagining the things mentioned in the poem is a child or a grown-up? Why do you think so?

Answer: I think that the person imagining the things in the poem is a child because only a child can have such a playful imagination.

Question 5: Write a few pairs of rhyming words from the poem.

Answer: Be-sea, land-stand, boat-float, there-chair, carpet-wet, floor-door.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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