Tuesday Year 4 English: Poetry Comprehension

The poem is available on Showbie if you are struggling to view it. It is in Miss Cochrane’s class: Q8TW2.

Answer the questions in full sentences and use phrases and lines from the  poem to back up your ideas.

  1. Can you pick out one example of personification?
  2. Can you pick out one simile?
  3. Find 3 words you do not know the meaning of,, then find the meaning of the word and write it in your book.
  4. What type of weather is the poem describing? (Use 3 whole lines as evidence to back up your thoughts)
  5. What could the lines “He rakes is razor claws, Across the blanket of the sky’ be describing?
  6. Can you come up with 3 synonyms for menace?
  7. What does the line ‘The world’s roof is ablaze’ mean to you? Can you compare it to a type of weather?
  8. What are your favourite lines in the poem and why?

Challenge: The poem is one long metaphor for something, can you think of anything it could be describing that isn’t a dragon?

 

31 thoughts on “Tuesday Year 4 English: Poetry Comprehension

  1. 1)As sunlight pushes the dark
    2)There are no similes
    3)Ablaze-Burning fiercely
    Ashen-A different type of colour
    Roused-To stir or incite to strong indignation or anger.
    4)It is describing the weather as sunny, it said As sunlight pushes through the dark
    5)It might mean that he is scraping his claws across the sky.
    6))Danger,peril,risk
    7)That the worlds roof is colourful when its sunny
    8)My favourite line is where is said As sunlight pushes through the dark because it is a good example of personification and it easily creates a image in your mind.

    Challenge
    It could be a metaphor for the weather.

    By Ismail😎🤓🤑😜

  2. 1) As sunlight pushes through the dark
    2) There is no simile in the text
    3)Ablaze-burning lots
    Timid- showing a lack of courage or confidence or easily frightened.
    Rasping-harsh-sounding
    4)The poem is about a stormy day
    5)It might be he is touching the sky
    6)harmful dangerous and threatening
    7)The only weather i could compare it to is thunderstorms
    8)My favourite line of the poem is ‘his jagged teeth began to grind because it shows the dragon ready for a rage

  3. 1. An example of personification is And punishes the helpless seas. 🌊
    2. There are no similes.
    3. Flare: To burn or shine with a sudden intensity.
    4. It says ‘ The worlds roof is a blaze’.
    5. It may mean he is dragging his claws beyond the clouds.
    6. Three synonyms are danger, threat and hazard.
    7. This line means that the storm dragons fire is in the sky. It refers to really hot weather.
    8. My favourite line in the poem is The storm dragon is fading because it makes an image in my mind that the stor dragon is sleepy.

    Faheem😀

  4. 1)Can you pick out one example of personification?
    As the sunlight pushes through the dark
    2)Can you pick out one simile?
    There are no similies in this poem
    3)Find 3 words you do not know the meaning of,, then find the meaning of the word and write it in your book.
    Razor: an instrument with a sharp blade or set of blades, used to remove unwanted hair from the face or body.
    Collapse:suddenly fall down or give way.
    Timid:showing a lack of courage or confidence
    4)What type of weather is the poem describing? (Use 3 whole lines as evidence to back up your thoughts)
    I think it is sunny because it says;
    The sun pushes through the dark ,
    The worlds roof is blazing,
    5) What could the lines “He rakes is razor claws, Across the blanket of the sky’ be describing?
    Maybe it might be describing how sharp his claws are.
    6) Can you come up with 3 synonyms for menace?
    Danger,peril,risk
    7) What does the line ‘The world’s roof is ablaze’ mean to you? Can you compare it to a type of weather?
    It means that it is fire so it is very sunny
    8) What are your favourite lines in the poem and why?
    The storm dragon is fading because it is explaining what he is doing and it says that he is getting tired.

  5. example of personification?
    Sunlight pushes through the dark is personification because the writer is giving the sun a human like characteristics.Another example is
    Examples of similes?
    There are no similes in this poem!
    3) Timid: Showing a lack of courage
    Flare: A sudden burst of flames
    Roused: Cause to stop sleeping
    4) I think it is describing summer.The world roof is blaze.He falls to silent sleep.As sunlight pushes through the dark.
    5)Across the blanket of the sky might be describing that the sky is peaceful before storm dragon came.He rackets his razor claws might be describing how sharp his clause are.
    6) Three synonyms for menace is danger,threat,hazard.
    7) The roof is ablze means to me is that the sky is fiery.
    8)my favourite line is his fury shakes the strongest trees is my favourite line because I can imagine how strong he is.
    Challenge
    It might be a volcano

  6. 1.All heavens hear his roars.
    2.There is no simile in this poem.
    3.Brutal=savagel violent,ablaze=burning; on fire and timid=lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
    4.I think that the poems wheather is describing a foggy and dark seen because when he is breathing out fire it would be a dark and foggy seen,it would be that picture if you were there.
    5.He scrapes his claws across the blanket of the sky.

    • Some good ideas Menahel. Can you look at question 5 again, I want you to think about this line as a metaphor, what do you think it might be describing instead of just the dragon’s actions?

  7. 1.Can you pick out one example of personification?
    All heaven hears his roars.

    2.Can you pick out one simile?
    No similes.

    3.Find 3 words you do not know the mean of then find the meaning of the word?
    Ablaze, something burning on fire.
    Timid, timorous.
    Fading, to lose brightness.

    4.Storming fire blaze.

    5.What could the lines He rakes his razor claws , Across the blanket of the sky, be describing?
    He rakes the claws between the sky.

    6.Can you come up with 3 synonyms for menace?
    Hazard ,peril, risk

    • Good work. Now that we have explored the poem a little more in class can you tell me what (other than a dragon) the poem is describing?

  8. 1) An example is ‘he punishes the helpless seas.🌊
    2) There are no similes
    3) Grinding – when something rubs against another thing and slowly begins to chip off.
    Slumber- A peaceful sleep
    Flare-To burn something.
    4)It says, ” the worlds roof is ablaze,fury shakes trees ,he punishes the helpless seas.
    5) It means that he drags his claws beyond the clouds.
    6) some synonyms are danger , threat , hazard.
    7)It means he has set the clouds on fire. It refers to the weather because it’s really hot
    8)I like the line ,punishing the water because first water can’t get hurt because it is liquid and it makes me amagine an image in my mind.

    Challenge
    It is a huge metaphor for how he makes the weather change.

    Aryan😀

  9. Can you pick out one example of personification?
    One of the personification is ‘All heavens hear his roars.’
    Can you pick out one simile?
    (There are no similies)
    Find 3 words you do not know the meaning of,, then find the meaning of the word and write it in your book.
    Rakes:scratch or scrape (something, especially a person’s flesh) with a long sweeping movement.
    Roused:cause to stop sleeping.
    Brutal:unpleasant or harsh.
    What type of weather is the poem describing? (Use 3 whole lines as evidence to back up your thoughts)
    The worlds roof is ablaze.Sunlight pushes through the dark.His fiery breaths to flare and flash.
    What could the lines “He rakes is razor claws, Across the blanket of the sky’ be describing?
    It could be describing its streches.
    Can you come up with 3 synonyms for menace?
    Anger,risk, peril
    What does the line ‘The world’s roof is ablaze’ mean to you? Can you compare it to a type of weather?
    The weather is really hot and humid
    What are your favourite lines in the poem and why?
    The storm dragon is stirring,
    Roused from cloud-wrapped dreams,
    His jagged teeth begin to grind.
    His claws uncurl, his limbs unwind.
    His ashen pupils gleam.

    I like it because it is really descriptive and describes his stretches

  10. 1. The storm dragon is stirring

    2. No similes

    3. Rage, Heap and Menace

    4. Cloudy because it says To burst the timid clouds on high also it says Across the Blanket of sky

    5. He rakes his razor claws is describing the storms dragon’s claw and Across the blanket of sky is describing the sky

    6. Hazard, Risk and Threat

  11. 1.All heaven hears his roars.
    2.There are no similies.
    3.Wrath – Strong,stern or fierce anger.
    Rasping – Harsh.
    Roused – Waking up after sleeping for a really long time.
    4.A dark and gloomy place where nobody goes as the dragon might burn them to ashes . A place where the dragon might blow up rocks by his mighty ,hot flames and burn them to ashes to.
    5.It could be telling us that the dragon was furious.
    6.Hazard,peril and plague.
    7.I think the weather is a stormy day.
    8.The storm dragon is fading is my favourite because the dragon calms down and goes to sleep.

    Challenge:

    The metaphor is storm.

  12. 1) All hevans hear his roars
    2)there are no similes.
    3)timid wrath razor
    4)darck and sunny
    Across the blanket of sky,
    Sunlight pushes through the darkness.
    The worlds roof is a blaze,
    5)it could be saying that the dragon is furious.
    6)finance tenancy penance.
    7)really stormy weather.
    8) my favourite part of the poem is his jagged teath grinned because it is meaning he is going to cause trouble.
    9)the storm is what it’s a metaphor for.

    • Good work Zabit. I liked your answer to question 8, I am pleased to see you have looked for the deeper meaning in this sentence.
      Can you tell me what timid, wrath and razor mean?

  13. 1.One example of personification is the storm dragon is stirring.
    2.There is no similes.
    3.Rasping,Thrash and Ashen
    4.It is describing a bad and stormy weather.The worlds roof is ablaze.His furry shakes the strongest trees.And punishes the helpless seas.
    5.It describing what the dragons claw is doing to the sky.
    6.Naughty,silly and rude
    7.To me it means that the sky is on fire .However, you can not describe the weather using it.
    8.My favourite line from the poem is the worlds roof is ablaze.
    Challenge
    I think the metaphor might be describing the stormy weather.

  14. 1. The storm dragon is stirring.
    2. There is no similies.
    3.
    4. The poem is describing bad stormy weather. The storm dragon is raging the worlds roof is ablaze hi fury shakes the strongest trees and punishes the helpless seas.
    5. It is describing what the dragon’s claw is doing to the sky.
    6. Danger, threat, irritation.
    7. To me it means that the sky is on fire. I would compare it to very cold and stormy weather.
    8. My favourite line from the poem is ‘The storm dragon is raging. The worlds roof is ablaze. His fury shakes the strongest trees, And punishes the helpless seas, beneath his brutal gaze.’ because it uses a lot of descriptive language.

    Challenge:
    I think it is a metaphor for a big storm which is taking over the sky.

  15. 1The storm dragon is staring.
    2 There is no similes.
    3.
    4. Bad stormy weather the worlds roof is ablaze his fury shakes the strongest trees and punishes the helpless seas.
    5. It could be describing the dragon
    6. Naughty irritation nuisance
    7. To me it means the sky is on fire. I would compare it to a cold weather
    8. My favourite line from the poem is the storm dragon is raging because storms don’t rage and it’s a human feature.

  16. Q1:The storm dragon is stirring.
    Q2:*there is no similes*
    Q3:Rasping-A harsh and unpleasant sound.
    Heap-A untidy collection of objects on top of each other.
    Flare:A sudden burst of light or flame.
    Q4:Thundery,windy and rainy.I think this because they used a variety of different language describing it.
    Q5:He gets his razor claws ready to attack.The sky is a blanket covering the earth’s atmosphere.
    Q6:Some synonyms for menace could be rude,irritating and naughty.
    Q7:It means the sky is on fire and a different weather could be rainy weather.
    Q8:My favourite line is “As the slumber takes the beast once more”because a slumber that is a short nap,bores the dragon into sleep.

  17. 1)The storm dragon is stirring is one of the personification.
    2)There is not any similes.
    4)It is a storm weather.Eg:The storm dragon is stirring.
    The storm dragon is raging.
    The world roof is ablaze.
    5)Like it’s describing the dragons claws across the sky.
    6)naughty
    Rude
    irritation
    7)The world rood is ablaze means to me that the sky is on fire however it is different to to when it is raining because then water falls from the sky but this is fire.

    8)My favourite lines in the poem are the storm dragon is raging
    The world roof ablaze
    His fury shakes the strongest trees
    And punishes the helpless seas
    Beneath his brutal gaze.

    🐉🐉🐉

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