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Read this poem by Christina Rossetti, who lived from 1830 to 1894.

 

 

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What is pink? A rose is pink

By a fountain's brink.

What is red? A poppy's red

In its barley bed.

What is blue? The sky is blue

Where the clouds float through.

What is white? A swan is white

Sailing in the light.

What is yellow? Pears are yellow,

Rich and ripe and mellow.

What is green? The grass is green,

With small flowers between.

What is violet? Clouds are violet

In the summer twilight.

What is orange? Why an orange,

Just an orange!

 

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In this activity, you will answer questions about the poem and then use it as a framework to write a poem of your own.

3 questions