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Poem Analysis: The Owl and the Pussy Cat (Grade 3)

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Poem Analysis: The Owl and the Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy Cat
by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat;
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the moon above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love!
What a beautiful Pussy you are,—
You are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How wonderful sweet you sing!
Oh, let us be married,—too long we have tarried,—
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away for a year and a day
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a piggy-wig stood
With a ring in the end of his nose,—
His nose,
With a ring in the end of his nose.
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the piggy, "I will,"
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined upon mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon,
And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,—
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.
1. 
In "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," where did the owl and pussy cat go?
  1. to the store
  2. to the jungle
  3. out to dinner
  4. out to sea
2. 
What feeling does "The Owl and the Pussy Cat" have?
  1. silly
  2. boring
  3. sad
  4. educational
3. 
In "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," the owl and the pussy cat decide to get married. They have a problem. What is that problem?
  1. There is not a preacher.
  2. They are different species.
  3. They do not have a ring.
  4. They become seasick.
4. 
In "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," how do they owl and pussy cat solve their problem?
  1. They buy a ring from a pig.
  2. They dine on mince and quince.
  3. They are married by a turkey.
  4. They dance by the light of the moon.
5. 
Look at the following line from "The Owl and the Pussy Cat".

"Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!"

The word FOWL most likely means
  1. a wise owl
  2. a type of bird
  3. a lovely person
  4. a place in the ocean

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