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Grade 5 - English Language
3.21 Reading Poetry - Baby Dear

Directions: Read the following poem and answer the questions. Write a poem of your own.


By George Macdonald

WHERE did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into here.

Where did you get those eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry twinkles left in.

Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than anyone knows.

Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.

Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into bonds and bands.

Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs' wings.

How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.

But how did you come to us, my dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.
Q 1: Use a dictionary to find the meaning of 'cherub'.
a statue or a sculpture
baby with wings, supposed to live in heaven
a beautiful butterfly

Q 2: Based on its usage in this poem, select the meaning of the word 'stroked'.
moved the hand gently over something
hit or strike very hard
head or forehead

Q 3: What is the meaning of 'sparkle'?
opaque object
give out flashes of light
spray water

Q 4: Use a dictionary to find the meaning of 'bliss'.
to confer well-being or prosperity
great happiness
a hissing sound

Q 5: Why are the child's eyes 'so blue'?
Because he came through the sky.
Because he took a dip in the deep blue ocean.
The child's eyes are black, not blue.

Q 6: How did the child get its pearly ear?
His ears were pierced with pearl ear ring.
His ears resembled his mother's ears.
When God spoke, his ears came out to hear!

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