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The Squirrel is a short poem consisting of just 6 lines. In this poem, the poet talks about squirrel which we often find on the trees in parks. The poet praises its looks and then says that if we go closer to it, it runs away,
He wore a question mark for tail, An overcoat of gray, He sat up straight to eat a nut. He liked to tease and play, And if we ran around his tree, He went the other way.
The poet says that the squirrel wears a question mark for tail. In other words, the tail of the squirrel is like a question mark. It has an overcoat of gray i.e. its skin which is grey in colour appears to be an overcoat i.e. a large coat.
The squirrel sits up straight on its two legs to eat a nut. He loves to tease and play i.e. keep running here and there. However if we go near its tree, the squirrel runs away because it fears being caught.