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Grade 4 - English Language
3.16 Poem - In London Town

Directions: Read the following poem and answer the questions.

As a homework, find and read another poem. Write the poem down and read it at your next class.

By Mary E. Coleridge

It was a bird of Paradise,
Over the roofs he flew.
All the children, in a trice,
Clapped their hands and cried, "How nice!
Look - his wings are blue!"

His body was of ruby red
His eyes were burning gold
All the grown-up people said,
"What a pity the creature is not dead,
For then it could be sold!"

One was braver than the rest,
He took a loaded gun;
Aiming at the emerald crest,
He shot the creature through the breast,
Down it fell in the sun.

It was not heavy, it was not fat,
And folk began to stare.
"We cannot eat it, that is flat!
And such outlandish feathers as that
Why, who could ever wear?"

They flung it into the river brown.
"A pity the creature died!"
With a smile and with a frown,
Thus they did in London town:
But all the children cried.

Q 1: What color were the bird's eyes?

Q 2: Why did the grown up people shoot the bird down?
it stole food from their children
it was making too much noise
they wanted to sell it for eating

Q 3: Which of the following precious stones WAS NOT used to describe the bird in this poem?

Q 4: Why did the children cry?
because the bird was killed unnecessarily
because the bird poked them with its beak
because the bird flew away

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