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Grade 4 - English Language
3.14 Poem - The Wind

Directions: Read the following poem and answer the questions.

As a homework, find and read another poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. Write the poem you found and share it with the class.

by Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw you toss the kites so high,
And blow the birds about in the sky:
And all around I heard you pass,
Like ladies' skirts across the grass-

O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,
But always you yourself you hid,
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all-

O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of a field and tree,
or just stronger child than me?

O wind, a-blowing all day long,
O wind, that sings so loud a song!

Q 1: Can one see the wind?

Q 2: In the last stanza, the wind was compared to
strong man
a beast or a strong child

Q 3: The passing of the wind is compared to:
ladies' skirts

Q 4: Pick out the pair of rhyming words NOT used in this poem.
pass and grass
long and song
bold and gold
high and sky

Q 5: How do we know that the wind is blowing around us?
we can see different things wind does
we can see the wind

Q 6: What does wind do?

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