Poetry Comprehension: Nurture Group

Firework Night

By Enid Blyton

BANG!
What's that?
Bang-Bang! Oh, Hark,
The guns are shooting in the dark!
Little guns and big ones too,
Bang–bang-bang!
What shall I do?
Mistress, Master, hear me yelp,
I'm out-of-doors, I want your help.
Let me in-oh, LET ME IN
Before those fireworks begin
To shoot again-I can't bear that;
My tail is down, my ears are flat,
I'm trembling here outside the door,
Oh, don't you love me anymore?
BANG!
I think I'll die with fright
Unless you let me in to-night.
 (Shall we let him in, children?)
Ah, now the door is opened wide,
I'm rushing through, I'm safe inside,
The lights are on, it's warm and grand-
Mistress, let me lick your hand
Before I slip behind the couch.
There I'll hide myself and crouch
In safety till the BANGS are done-
Then to my kennel I will run
And guard you safely all the night
Because you understood my fright.

Nurture Group Questions for Friday Lesson

 1) Which animal is the poem about?  How did you work this out?

2) What are the fireworks compared to?

3) Describe how the animal looks when he is outside of the house.

4) How did the animal enter the house? Why did he enter like this?

5) Which line of the poem best describes the animal's surroundings inside their house?

6) Why do you think the author wrote this poem?

4 thoughts on “Poetry Comprehension: Nurture Group

  1. 1. I think this animal is a dog because it says it licks his hand.
    2. The lighters are compared to the fireworks.
    3.He’s dark brown at night and the he barks when nobody is there to play with him.
    4. he crouches because he wants to protect the llpeople.
    5.the best part of it is when the the dog says I will guard you with my might.
    6.he wanted us to be interested with the poem.

  2. 1. I think this animal is a dog because it says it licks his hand.
    2. The lighters are compared to the fireworks.
    3.He’s dark brown at night and the he barks when nobody is there to play with him.
    4. he crouches because he wants to protect the people.
    5.the best part of it is when the the dog says I will guard you with my might.
    6.he wanted us to be interested with the poem.

  3. 1.Which animal is the poem about how did you work this out?my tail is down
    my ears a dog.

    2.What are the firework compared to? The guns are shooting so guns.

    3.Describe how animal looks when he is outside of the house I’m safe inside.

    4.How did the animal enter the house?why did he enter like this I’m rushing
    through , I’m safe inside he is not safe outside.

    5.Which line of the poem best describe the animal’s surroundings inside their
    It’s warm and grand is the word.

    6.Why do you think the author wrote this poem because maybe he liked
    It.

  4. 1)dog.
    2)the guns shooting in the dark.
    3)talldown,ears flat.
    4)the door opened wide.
    5)line 13.
    6)because it’s a good poem.
    Daniels,Alex and Lyba.

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