The poem is titled ‘My Nasty Adventure’ because although it was an adventure for the poet, she had to suffer a lot of discomfort by falling onto the pine tree, bruised by the pine falling on her ear, pricked by the thorns and bitten by mosquitoes and bugs.
My Nasty Adventure Summary
The speaker of the poem was a schoolboy. He wished he did some adventurous thing. One day he dreamed of doing some nasty adventure. He dreamed that he was travelling by plane to somewhere. After travelling some distance, his plane was about to crash. So, at once, he grabbed his bag and took out his big blue parachute to glide him down and land.
The child was gliding down with the parachute. At last h& found a spot to land. But there was a big gentle wind. Because of the wind, he had to land painfully on some sharp pine trees. When he landed on them, he was filled with bruises as a pine fell on his ear. He sat down on the ground to rest. Then a thorn poked him. He slept on the ground very anxiously. Mosquitoes bit his nose: Bugs crept all over him and tickled his body.
The boy scratched himself when he woke up. Then he appeared like a fool. After analysing his dream of the nasty adventure, the boy thought he would rather go to school than wasting time, dreaming.
My Nasty Adventure theme is the lesson about life or statement about human nature that the poem expresses. To determine theme, start by figuring out the main idea. Then keep looking around the poem for details such as the structure, sounds, word choice, and any poetic devices.