Answer following questions in short.
Q1) What does the poet instruct Amanda in the first stanza?
Ans1) In the first stanza the poet instruct Amanda to sit straight. She should not bend her shoulders. She should not bite her nails.
Q2) Who is Amanda? What could Amanda do if she were a mermaid?
Ans2) Amanda is a small girl. If she were a mermaid she would enjoy life by swimming happily in the sea
Q3) What does the poet ask Amanda in the third stanza?
Ans3) The poet asks Amanda if she has finished her school homework. He also asks about cleaning and tidying her room. He wants to know whether she has cleaned her shoes.
Q4) What does the poet asks Amanda in fifth stanza?
Ans4) The poet instructs Amanda that she should not eat chocolate. He reminds her about her acne. He even expects from her that she will look at him when he talks with her.
Q5) What message does the poet want to convey through the poem, ‘Amanda’?
Ans5) The poet wants to convey the message that small children should be advised on some matters but we should not disturb them to a large extend. Children have their own mood and their own world.
Some more questions for practice.
Q1) How does Amanda feel about cleanliness?
Q2) How does Amanda feel life in a tower?
Q3) What idea does the poet form of Amanda?