Grade 8 Reading Lesson 22 Poetry – “Mike Teavee”

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TV is a chewing gum to my eyes. No matter how hard I try to control, once I start watching the TV, there’s no end. I know I have better things to do, but I just can’t seem to help it. Therefore, I quite agree with what Roald Dahl says about the TV in this poem, ‘Mike Teavee…’.
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Grade 9 Reading Lesson 7 Poetry – Shape poems

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Shape poems, or pattern poems, are poems whose shape refers to their subject: a poem about an altar in the shape of an altar, a poem about an egg in the shape of one, a poem about an umbrella which outlines a raised umbrella. It is an old genre. The earliest shape poem we know of is by the Greek poet Simias of Rhodes, who flourished about 300 B.C.
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Grade 5 Reading Lesson 7 Poetry – The Blind Beggar

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You must have avoided beggars, probably because they are dirty and untidy. But the poet here thinks differently. He feels sympathetic towards beggars because he thinks they are lonely, and they have no friends. Read this poem and see if it changes your opinions.
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Grade 4 Reading Lesson 11 Poetry – Untitled Poem

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Do you think it is a good idea to cut trees? Read this poem and find out what the poet Dean Gasper thinks. Also think of a suitable title to the story.
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Grade 4 Reading Lesson 10 Poetry – The Swing

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What is the best thing that you can do? Run? Play? Read this poem and find out what R. L. Stevenson thinks.
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Grade 9 Reading Lesson 3 Poetry – Hope is a Thing with Feathers

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You read the story of Pandora and her treasure box, didn’t you? In the story, you came to read how all the problems we see around us today burst out from the box. Until then, people had been innocent and had lived in paradise, but the time had come for them to get to know pain, fear and anger, diseases and worries, wars and all kinds of other illnesses. Only one thing was left in the box – Hope. It was in the end that this Hope Fairy came out of the box and stayed with us forever. And it is this Hope that Emily Dickinson is describing in this poem, Hope is a Thing with Feathers.
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Grade 9 Reading Lesson 8 Poetry – The Brook

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This is a wonderfully lyrical poem, even for Alfred Lord Tennyson – in places it verges on pure music. In fact, it is hardly necessary to understand it – just let the images and beautifully patterned rhythms flow past, evoking the babbling brook. As we read along, we are told of the brook’s journey and its eternal passing. ‘The Brook’ is Alfred Lord Tennyson’s way of describing natural beauty.
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Grade 9 Reading Lesson 6 Poetry – Throwing a Tree

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‘Throwing a Tree’ shows that nature plays victim to man and his ruthless pursuit of progress. Thomas Hardy wants to express his anger towards the harm caused to nature by man’s self-centered activities. Thomas Hardy is against any kind of activity that cause nature to suffer and it shows through the pessimism that he expresses through people throwing trees.
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Grade 3 Reading Lesson 16 Poetry – Once The Wind

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This is a very artistic poem, where the sky and the sea are talking to each other. What are they saying? Can you imagine the sky and the sea in conversation? Well, I cannot, and I wonder how the Shake Keane ever thought about it. I want to read this poem immediately.
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Grade 4 Reading Lesson 12 Poetry – The Months

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I love the month of June. My birthday falls in June, and I am always excited for it. Which of the months are this poet’s favorites? Does she love all the twelve months? What does she think of each one of them? Read and find out.
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