Name: ___________________


kwizNET Subscribers, please login to turn off the Ads!
Email us to get an instant 20% discount on highly effective K-12 Math & English kwizNET Programs!

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: What does wind do?

Q 2: The passing of the wind is compared to:
ladies' skirts

Q 3: Can one see the wind?

Q 4: How do we know that the wind is blowing around us?
we can see the wind
we can see different things wind does

Q 5: What is the word used in the last stanza to refer to the wind?
ladies skirt

Q 6: Who is singing this song? (Hint: Not the author of the poem)

Question 7: This question is available to subscribers only!

Question 8: This question is available to subscribers only!

Subscription to kwizNET Learning System costs less than $1 per month & offers the following benefits:

  • Unrestricted access to grade appropriate lessons, quizzes, & printable worksheets
  • Instant scoring of online quizzes
  • Progress tracking and award certificates to keep your student motivated
  • Unlimited practice with auto-generated 'WIZ MATH' quizzes
  • Child-friendly website with no advertisements

© 2003-2007 kwizNET Learning System LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified or distributed without the express prior written permission of the copyright holder. For permission, contact
For unlimited printable worksheets & more, go to