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Poem Analysis: Bed in Summer

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Poem Analysis: Bed in Summer Answer Key

Bed in Summer
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Summer - SunIn winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
In the poem "Bed in Summer," what is the main idea?
  1. It gets dark early in winter.
  2. It stays light later in summer.
  3. The boy does not like to go to bed.
  4. The boy does not like the winter cold.
In "Bed in Summer," what does the author do in winter?
  1. Stays up all night
  2. Gets up when it is still dark
  3. Goes to bed before the sun sets
  4. Listens to the birds chirp outside
In "Bed in Summer," why doesn't the speaker like going to bed in the summer?
  1. He is too hot.
  2. He wants to play.
  3. He is afraid of the dark.
  4. He likes to fall asleep by candle light.
In "Bed in Summer," which line gives a reason why it is hard to fall asleep in summer?
  1. Line 4
  2. Line 5
  3. Line 6
  4. Line 7
In the poem "Bed in Summer," the boy has to go to bed when it is still light outside. Why does he most likely have to go to bed when it is light outside?
  1. He had a very early bedtime.
  2. The sun stayed out longer in the summer.
  3. He was grounded for disobeying his parents.
  4. The alarm was set for very early in the morning.

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