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Analyse Poetry

In this worksheet, students will read three poems and consider their use of vocabulary.

'Analyse Poetry' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Discuss Words and Phrases

Popular topics:   Reading Comprehension worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Here are three lovely poems, written by two famous poets.                 


I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


by William Wordsworth








The clouds were gray all day.

At last they departed

And the blue diamonds shone again.

I watched the clouds float past and flow back

Like waves across the sea,

Waves that are foamy and soft,

When they hear clouds calling

Mother Sea, send up up your song 

of hushaby!


by Hilda Conkling






O little soldier with the golden helmet,

What are you guarding on my lawn?

You with your green gun

And your yellow beard,

Why do you stand so stiff?

There is only the grass to fight!


by Hilda Conkling




All of these poems use figurative language which means words that describe something by comparing it to something else.


Figurative language makes our senses react to words in the poem, as the words used make us feel as if we can hear, see, smell, touch or taste those things mentioned in the poem. 


In this activity, we will be answering questions on these poems .

Remember that you can see the poems again by clicking on the red help button.

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