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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.


THE WIND
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: The passing of the wind is compared to:
kites
ladies' skirts
birds
grass

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

Q 3: Pick out the pair of rhyming words NOT used in this poem.
pass and grass
high and sky
bold and gold
long and song

Q 4: Can one see the wind?
yes
no

Q 5: Who is singing this song? (Hint: Not the author of the poem)
animal
man
woman
child

Q 6: What is the word used in the last stanza to refer to the wind?
kite
blower
ladies skirt
tree

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