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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: What does wind do?
nothing
climbs
blows
builds

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

Q 3: Can one see the wind?
no
yes

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?
kite
ladies skirt
tree
blower

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

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