Looking Glass River Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Looking Glass River Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Robert Louis Stevenson. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions & answers of Owls in The Family, Don’t Give Up and Painting the Breeze so, you can check these posts as well.

Looking Glass River Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Wimple – here, a curve or bend in a river
  • Paven pools – here, the smooth and clear water
  • Dipping marten – a small wild animal (with a long body and short legs) dipping into the river
  • Plumping trout – a healthy fish moving in water
  • Blots all out – here, hides everything from view
  • Die – here, disappear
  • By and by – soon

Question 1: How does the river travel?

Answer: The river travels as though it is gliding. It curves and bends and seems to shine when the water catches sunlight. It flows smoothly over its clean gravel.

Question 2: According to the poet, where would a child wish to live?

Answer: According to the poet, a child would want to live in the world under the river. The child is attracted to the things and life she/he can see under the water.

Question 3: What are the things that can be seen in the river?

Answer: Sailing flowers, silver fishes, gravels and reflection of our faces can be seen in the river.

Question 4: What makes the riverbed disappear from view?

Answer: The riverbed disappears from view when the wind blows or an animal takes a dip or when fish moves in the water. These movements send ripples on the surface of the water and nothing can be seen.

Question 5: Why does the poet ask the children to be patient?

Answer: The poet asks the children to be patient because the ripples will gradually disappear and everything will again become visible and clear. The children will be able to see everything under the surface of water as well as their faces once the ripples disappear.

Question 6: Give example of alliteration, simile from the poem.



Smooth stream, Paven pools


Pave pools as clear as air.

So, these were Looking Glass River Questions & Answers.

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