Making Inferences with Poetry. A Key to Understanding. The __________. By day the __________ loves to float On swamps and lakes, much like a boat. At night from water it retreats, And eats and eats and eats and eats. What is it?.
A Key to Understanding
By day the __________ loves to float
On swamps and lakes, much like a boat.
At night from water it retreats,
What is it?
You fly low and gold
When the summer evening
Starts to unfold.
So that all the insects,
Now, before you pass,
Will have light to see by,
Undressing in the grass.
But when the night has flowered,
Little lamps agleam,
You fly over treetops
Following a dream.
Men wonder from their windows
That a _______goes so far---
They do not know your longing
To be a shooting star.
What is it?
Write a brief poem that describes or gives the characteristics of an object.
Do not use the objects name in the poem.
Be sure to be VERY descriptive. The goal is for someone to be able to infer what the object is based on your description or clues.
All lovely things will fade and die,
And youth, that’s now so bravely spending,
Will beg a penny by and by.
Fine ladies soon are all forgotten,
And goldenrod is dust when dead,
The sweetest flesh and flowers are rotten
And cobwebs tent the brightest head.
Come back, true love! Sweet youth, return!
But time goes on, and will, unheeding,
Though hands will reach, and eyes will yearn,
And the wild days set true hearts bleeding.
Come back, true love! Sweet youth, remain!
But goldenrod and daisies wither,
And over them blows autumn rain,
They pass, they pass, and know not whither.
By Conrad Aiken