Summary of The Rebel

The poem the rebel is written by DJ and right. This is a wonderful poem written in free verse and the poet tells about a boy who is a rebel and does everything opposite. He does not follow the actions of the people or the norms of the society. He goes against everything. If people keep short hair he would like to keep long hair. In the company of dog lovers he would praise the cats. When students like to go to school he likes to stay at home and when others would like to stay at home he likes to remain outdoors in short, he is a rebel and does not follow the norms of Society.

Let’s make rhyming words based on the words in the poem


Some rhyming words of ‘Rebel‘ are:

Pebble, Gebel, trebl, Nebel, preble

Formation of pair of words by the help of repetition of consonant words. We have selected words from the poem.

Lesson, cloths, long, cat, sun

We will add pair words as per first consonant sound

Lesson look

cloths closed

Long lasting

cat comes

Sun sets

Write and read the pair of rhyming words given below

Long – song, cat – bat,

Sun – run, short – got

As the Rebel has been doing opposite of everything. So we will introduce some words from the lesson with Antonyms.

Antonym: Antonyms are words that have contrasting, or opposite, meanings. Like so much of the English language, “antonym” is rooted in the Greek language. The Greek word anti means opposite, while onym means name. Opposite name – that makes sense!

Long – short,
love – hate

Rebel – obedient,
absent – present

About the poem | Questions

Question 1. Answer the following questions:

(i). If someone doesn’t wear a uniform to school, what do you think the
teacher will say?

Answer: I think the teacher will scold the student if he/she does not wear a uniform to school.

(ii). When everyone wants a clear sky, what does the rebel want most?

Answer: When everyone wants a clear sky, the rebel wants the sun to show up.

(iii). If the rebel has a dog for a pet, what is everyone else likely to have?
Answer: If the rebel has a dog for a pet, everyone else is likely to have cats as pets.

Reference to context with explanation

Lines 1 – 2

The poem The Rebel has been written by by DJ En right. In these lines the poet expresses the attitude of a social rebel. When everybody keeps short and uniform hair, the rebel knowingly grows his hair long. This, he does for the fact that he wants to look different from others.


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