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The well was dry beside the door, And so we went with pail and can Across the fields behind the house TO seek the brook if still it ran; a. Name the poem and the poet. b. What were ‘they’ looking for ‘across the fields’? c. What did they carry along? Why?
a. The poem is ‘Going for water’ and the poet is Robert Frost. b. They were looking for a stream behind the fields whether it still ran. c. They carried along with them pails and cans so that they could fill them with water since the well outside their house had dried up.
Not loth to have excuse to go, Because the autumn eve was fair (Though chill), because the fields were ours, And by the brook our woods were there. a. How did they feel about going? b. How was the weather? c. Why did they like to go?
We ran as if to meet the moon That slowly dawned behind the trees, The barren boughs without the leaves Without the birds, without the breeze. a. Why did they ran? b. Repetitions in poetry emphasis or communicate strongly a single thought, feeling or situation. What does the repetition of the word ‘without’ in the stanza convey? c. What is the poetic device used in the line ‘The barren boughs without the leaves’. d. Why were the trees without leaves?
But once within the wood, we paused Like gnomes that hid us from the moon. Ready to run to hiding new With laughter when she found us soc a. Who were they playing hide and seek with? b. Who do they compare themselves with? c. What made them laugh?
Each laid on other a staying hand To listen ere we dared to look, And in the hush we joined to make We heard, we knew we heard the brook. a. How did they make each other keep quite in the woods? b. Why did they stop? c. What were they sure to have heard?
A note as from a single place, A slender tinkling fall that made Now drops that floated on the pool Like pearls, and now a silver blade. a. What note is being talked about? b. What made the noise? c. What have the drops been compared to? d. Do you think the brook was far away or close by? How do you know?

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