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Recite a Poem: 'The Owl and the Pussycat'

In this worksheet, students learn to appreciate simple rhymes and poetry, and recite parts of them by heart.

'Recite a Poem: 'The Owl and the Pussycat'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Recite by Heart

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Edward Lear was a poet who died over a hundred years ago. He is famous for his collection of Nonsense Poems, which children and grown-ups still enjoy.

Read this poem:

 

 

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The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea 
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are."

Pussy said to the Owl "You elegant fowl, 
And how charmingly sweet you sing. 
O let us be married, too long we have tarried; 
But what shall we do for a ring?" 
They sailed away, for a year and a day, 
To the land where the Bong-tree grows, 
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood 
With a ring at the end of his nose, his nose, his nose, 
With a ring at the end of his nose. 
Pussy said, "Are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?" 
Said the Piggy, "I will" 
So they took it away, and were married next day 
By the Turkey who lives on the hill. 
They dined on mince, and slices of quince, 
Which they ate with a runcible spoon. 
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand. 
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon, 
They danced by the light of the moon.

 

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Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?"  

note

shilling

fowl

nose

ring

moon

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

Pussy said to the owl, "Oh you elegant fowl and how charmingly sweetly you sing!"

elegant

are

note

nose

fowl

moon

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

Pussy said to the owl, "Oh you elegant fowl and how charmingly sweetly you sing!

Oh let us get married for long we have tarried but what shall we do for a ring?"

sing

are

note

nose

ring

moon

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

They sailed away for a year and a day to the land where the Bong tree grows

grows

are

note

nose

day

moon

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

And there in the wood a piggy-wig stood with a ring on the end of his nose.

fowl

stood

note

nose

ring

moon

  • Question 1

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?"  

CORRECT ANSWER
shilling
  • Question 2

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

Pussy said to the owl, "Oh you elegant fowl and how charmingly sweetly you sing!"

CORRECT ANSWER
fowl
  • Question 3

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

Pussy said to the owl, "Oh you elegant fowl and how charmingly sweetly you sing!

Oh let us get married for long we have tarried but what shall we do for a ring?"

CORRECT ANSWER
ring
  • Question 4

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

They sailed away for a year and a day to the land where the Bong tree grows

CORRECT ANSWER
day
  • Question 5

Choose the word from the list that rhymes with the underlined word.

 

And there in the wood a piggy-wig stood with a ring on the end of his nose.

CORRECT ANSWER
stood
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