My Doves Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share My Doves Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by Louisa May Alcott. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Haircut, The Ambassador’s Disguise and The Story of Doctor Dolittle so, you can check these posts as well.

My Doves Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Alms – money or other assistance given to the poor as charity
  • Cease – stop
  • Cooing – making the soft warbling sound of a dove
  • Lure – to make somebody do something by offering something
  • Strew – to spread something
  • Uproar – a loud or noisy disturbance

Question 1: Where do the doves come every day?

Answer: Every day the doves come to a roof opposite the poet’s window, and sometimes to her window ledge.

Question 2: How are the doves described in the poem?

Answer: The doves are described as having shining necks and snowy feathers; little rosy, tripping feet; twinkling eyes and fluttering wings. They have cooing voices, which are low and sweet.

Question 3: Is the poet happy to see the doves? How do we know?

Answer: The poet is happy to see the doves because she watches them daily. She also says that they ‘feel her love’.

Question 4: How does the poet get the doves to sit on her window ledge?

Answer: The poet gets the doves to sit on her window ledge by placing crumbs of bread on it.

Question 5: Why does the poet do so as not to frighten the doves?

Answer: The poet hides behind a curtain so that the birds are not frightened. By feeding them daily, they become less frightened.

Question 6: How does the poet describe the doves? Make notes under the following headings:

(a) The appearance of the doves

Answer: The poet describes the doves as white and shiny. Their feet are red like a rose. Their eyes twinkle and their wings flutter.

(b) The sounds made the doves

Answer: The doves coo in a low and sweet voice.

(c) How the doves move

Answer: The doves fly down circling. They peep through the windowpane. They stretch their necks, peck and fly away.

Question 7: Is there a moral or message in this poem? What is it?

Answer: The message in the poem is that kindness and patience allow us to get close to and observe nature/beauty.

Question 8: Read the line and answer the questions:

And my alms are freely taken
By the shyest little dove

(a) Who is giving the alms and who is taking them?

Answer: The poet is giving the alms and the doves are taking them.

(b) In what form are the alms given?

Answer: The alms are given in the form of bread crumbs.

(c) What is the result of the giving of alms?

Answer: The result of the giving of alms is that even the shyest of the doves ceases to be frightened of the poet, and comes to her window to coo, stretch its neck and greet her.

So, these were My Doves Questions & Answers.

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