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Poem Analysis: Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite (Grade 4)

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Poem Analysis: Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite

Animal - BearLet Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite
by Isaac Watts

Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God hath made them so;
Let bears and lions growl and fight,
For 'tis their nature too.

But, children, you should never let
Such angry passions rise;
Your little hands were never made
To tear each other's eyes.
1. 
According to the "Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite," bears and lions were designed to be mean sometimes.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
In "Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite," the author uses the examples of dogs, bears, and lions to
  1. show children how animals act.
  2. warn children to stay away from animals.
  3. describe to children some predators in the wild.
  4. give an example of how children should not behave.
3. 
According to "Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite," children should be
  1. kind.
  2. angry.
  3. mean.
  4. lazy.
4. 
The poem "Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite" uses a rhyme scheme. Which lines of the poem rhyme?
  1. Lines 1 and 2
  2. Lines 2 and 6
  3. Lines 5 and 7
  4. Lines 7 and 8
5. 
In the poem "Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite," what do the words "tear each other's eyes" mean?
  1. cry
  2. play together
  3. fight and be mean
  4. set a bad example for each other

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