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Summer Is Icumen In Poem (Grade 4)

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Summer Is Icumen In Poem

Summer is a-coming in
Loudly sing cuckoo
Groweth seed and bloweth mead
and springs the wood anew
Sing cuckoo!

Ewe bleateth aft-er lamb,
Calf loweth after cow,
Bullock starteth, buck farteth,
Merry sing cuckoo!
Cuckoo, cuckoo!
Well singest thou cuckoo,
Nor cease thou never now!
Sing cuckoo now, Sing cuckoo!

Foot (or Bass)
Sing cuckoo, Sing cuckoo now!
This poem was most likely designed to...
  1. be read quietly
  2. be sung as a song
  3. be shouted out loud
  4. be read to yourself
What is the subject of the second stanza?
  1. flowers blooming
  2. animals and their babies
  3. growing crops
  4. singing about summer
Why does the author most likely repeat the word cuckoo?
  1. because it is a fun sound to say
  2. because it mimics the birds of summer
  3. because it sounds very silly
  4. because it mimics the sound of baby animals
What does the line "Foot (or Bass)" suggest the reader should do?
  1. nothing, it is just saying the word foot
  2. stamp his feet or tap a bass drum
  3. that bass is another word for foot.
  4. get ready for the end (foot) of the poem
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