Grade 5 Reading Lesson 2 Poetry – My Shadow

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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
The following poem is one of the best and one of the funniest poems he has written for children.

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Grade 5 Reading Lesson 5 Poetry – No More Water

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There are many people in the world who do not have clean water to drink. And there are many others who waste water as if there’s plenty of it. Water level is decreasing every day. If we don’t save water, the world will face water problems soon. So the next time you are letting your faucet run, try to imagine your life without water.
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Grade 7 Reading Lesson 7 Poetry – Past, Present, Future

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In this poem, Emily Bronte describes what the past, the present and the future is like. Read and see if you too think the same.
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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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