Introduction to the poem “How to Tell Wild Animals”
“How to Tell Wild Animals” is a very humorous poem written by Carolyn Wells. The poem explains the characteristics of various wild animals in a very hilarious way. The language used in the poem generates a lot of humour in the minds of the readers. The poet introduces the readers to various kinds of wild animals like Asian lion, Bengal tiger, bear, leopard, etc. and explains each of the animals in a very humorous way. She says that one can identify these animals by the way they attack him or her.
Stanza-wise Summary of the poem “How to Tell Wild Animals”
If ever you should go by chance
To jungles in the east;
And if there should to you in advance
A large and tawny beast,
If he roars at you as you’re dyin’
You’ll know it is the Asian Lion…..