Rikki-Tikki-Tavi By Rudyard Kipling
Connect to Your Life… In nature some animals instinctually prey on other animals. These animals are called natural enemies. • What natural enemies in the animal kingdom can you name? • With a partner, brainstorm a list of natural enemies. • Share your list with your classmates.
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Personification • When the writer gives human qualities to an animal, object, or idea. • Personification allows the reader to imagine what the animals think, feel, and say about each other.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling Birthplace: Bombay, India 1865-1936