Being Safe Poem - Fire Work Night

Describing the firework at night in the words of poet Enid Blyton

Learner's Guide

Motivation:

  1. Dogs and other animals become uncomfortable in loud environment.
  2. Using this poem, Enid Blyton has described the situation of a dog amidst fireworks going around.

 

Watch the below video and learn about the poem.

 

Why was the dog frightened?
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Answer:

It was frightened because of sound of firework.

 

Whom did the dog ask for help?
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Answer:

Master and Mistress.

 

What did the dog do when the door is opened?
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Answer:

It rushed inside and started licking mistress' hand

 

Where did the dog hide himself?
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Answer:

Behind the couch

 

Where will the dog go when the fi rework stops?
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Answer:

To it's kneel.

 

 

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Rhyming words and Rhyming Scheme:

 

 

Match the rhyming words from the poem.
Hark  do
Too  fright
Yelp  dark
Grand  crouch
Couch  help
Night  hand
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Answer:

Hark  dark
Too  do
Yelp  help
Grand  hand
Couch  crouch
Night  fright

 

 

"o shoot again I can’t bear that;
My tall is down, my ears are flat,
I’m trembling here outside the door,
Oh, don’t you love me anymore?"
write the rhyming words from the above poetic lines
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Answer:

o shoot again I can’t bear that;
My tall is down, my ears are flat,
I’m trembling here outside the door,
Oh, don’t you love me anymore?

 

  • That - Flat are rhyming words
  • Door - anymore are rhyming words.

 

"Mistress, Master, hear me yelp,
I'm out-of-doors, I want your help.
Let me in-oh, LET ME IN
Before those fi reworks begin"
write the rhyme scheme of the above poetic lines.
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Answer:

Mistress, Master, hear me yelp, -------A
I'm out-of-doors, I want your help. --------------A
Let me in-oh, LET ME IN --------------B
Before those fi reworks begin ---------------B

 

Rhyming Scheme = AABB

 

 

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Personification:

 

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What is being personified in the sentence
‘The full moon peeped through partial clouds'?
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Answer:

The full moon peeped through partial clouds

  • Peep means to look into something.
  • Here "The full moon" is peeping like a person do.

So "the full moon" is being personified.

 

Which of the following is an example of personification?


a) The chocolates smelled like delicious cake.
b) The chocolates smell delicious.
c) The delicious smell of chocolates invited me to eat them.
d) I dreamt of delicious chocolates.

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Answer:

To identify personification, we have to first identify the similarity between a person and the subject of sentence.

a) The chocolates smelled like delicious cake.

is not being personified. Chocolate smells.

b) The chocolates smell delicious.

is not being personified. As chocolate can smell.

c) The delicious smell of chocolates invited me to eat them.

Here delicious smell of chocolate is inviting someone as if it is a person.

This is the example of personification.

d) I dreamt of delicious chocolates.

Subject is already a person so no personification here.

 

 

Personification is_____.

a) giving human attributes to human beings.
b) comparing unrelated things.
c) giving human attributes to non-human objects.
d) talking the negative aspects of a person.

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Answer:

c) giving human attributes to non-human objects.

 

 

Tip: Think before answering.

  • The flowers nodded their heads

     

    Who is being personified?

    Difficulty Level: Easy
  • The flowers nodded their heads

     

    What characteristics the flowers showing similar to humans?

    Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • The dog was afraid of ____________

    1. light from crackers
    2. sound from crackers
    3. night
    4. guns
    Difficulty Level: Easy

    sound from crackers

  • A small dog house is called _____________

    1. Couch
    2. Dog house
    3. Kneel
    4. Kennel
    Difficulty Level: Easy

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