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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: Ruby is a ______.
type of bird
deep red precious stone
colorless stone
bright green precious stone

Q 2: What color were the bird's eyes?

Q 3: What did the children do when they saw the bird?
asked their parents to shoot it down
clapped their hands in joy
tried to feed it
threw stones at it

Q 4: Which of the following precious stones WAS NOT used to describe the bird in this poem?

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