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Poem Analysis: Little Things (Grade 4)

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Poem Analysis: Little Things

Little Things
by Ebeneze Cobham Brewer

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.

Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.
The poem "Little Things" uses a rhyme scheme.
Which lines of the poem rhyme?
  1. Lines 1 and 2
  2. Lines 1 and 3
  3. Lines 2 and 4
  4. Lines 3 and 4
"Little Things" shares a message with readers. Which choice best represents that message?
  1. The minutes tick by slowly.
  2. Never underestimate the power of a child.
  3. Drops of water and grains of sand are very small.
  4. The small things are as important as the big things.
The word HUMBLE in the poem "Little Things" most likely means:
  1. large in appearance
  2. lower in importance
  3. a part of a larger whole
  4. too small to see with your eyes
With which quote would the author of the poem "Little Things" most likely agree?
  1. “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” - Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. “It's dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.” - L.M. Montgomery
  3. “There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.” - Andre Gide
  4. “It's a hard world for little things.” - Davis Grubb

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