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Look, dear mother, the flowers all lie
2. See, how slowly the streamlet glides ;
Look, how the violet roguishly hides ;
3. Poor Tray is asleep in the noon-day sun,
And the flies go about him one by one ;
4. There flies a bird to a neighboring tree,
But very lazily flieth he,
5. You bid me be busy, but, mother, hear
How the hum-drum grasshopper soundeth near,
6. I wish, oh, I wish, I was yonder cloud,
That sails about with its misty shroud.;
1. wins for winds. 4. neighbring or neighbrin for neighbring. 5. win for wind; soff for soft. 6. sroud for shroud.
What Rule is given for reading Poetry? What does i. e. stand for? What is the meaning emphasis ? 1. Which is the emphatical word in the second line ? 2. What is the enphatical word in the first line ?
3. What two words are most emphatical in the first line ?
in the fourth line ? 6. The apostrophe is twice used in the fourth line. What letters are omitted ?
1. The stormy March is come at last
With wind and cloud and changing skies
That through the snowy valley flies.
2. Ah, passing few are they who speak,
Wild, stormy month! in praise of thee ;
Thou art a welcome month to me,
3. For thou to northern lands again
The glad and glorious sun dost bring,
And wearest the gentle name of Spring.
4. And in thy reign of blast and storm,
Smiles many a long, bright, sunny day,
And heaven puts on the blue of May.
5. Then sing aloud the gushing rills
And the full springs, from frost set free ;
Are just set out to meet the sea.
6. The year's departing beauty hides,
Of wintry storms the sullen threat ;
A look of kindly promise yot
And that soft tone of sunny showers,
Seems of a brighter world than nuva
1. stawmy for stormy; Mahch for March; larst for last. 2. yit for yet ; wins for winds. 3. fur for for; nothern for northern; jined for joined ; lans for lands. 4. ucn for when ; wawm for warm. 5. frum for from. 6. wentry for wintry; tawrms for storms.
QUESTIONS. 1. Which syllable is accented in stormy ? - in snowy ?
6. How many syllables are there in departino ? Which is accented
stream-let mist-y shroud glo-ri-ous de-part-ing leap-ing
scarce-ly stern-est show-ers chang-ed join-ed beau-ty
RULE. Be careful to sound o and ow distinctly at the end of words and syllables.
Many persons pronounce hollow, follow, potato, and similar words, nearly as though they ended in er ; thus, holler, foller, potater or tater.
WHAT IS THAT, MOTHER? 1 What is that, Mother?
The lark, my child.
2. What is that, Mother ?
The dove, my son :
3. What is that, Mother! –
The eagle, boy :
4. What is that, Mother ?
The swan, my love :
1. lahk for lark; mawn for morn; jist for just. 2. widtder for widowo 3. staum for storm ; onwud and uproud for onward and upward. 4. dahkеns for darkens; larst for last.
QUESTIONS. Whaw is the Rule? How should you pronounce potato, tobacco, motto, fellow, mellow, willow, billow, hollow, wallow, follow, swallow, marrow, sparrow, harrow, widow, window, meadow, shadow, shallow ? Remember to give the true sound to all sim ilar words.
Does the voice rise, or fall, at the end of the first line of each of these verses
What is a line? What is a verse ? What is poetry? What is prose ?
THE BUCKET. 1. How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood,
When fond recollection presents them to view ! The orchard, the meadow, the deep tangled wild wood,
And every loved spot which my infancy knew ; The wide spreading pond, and the mill which stood by it,
The bridge, and the rock where the cataract fell ; The cot of my father, the dairy house nigh it,
And even the rude bucket which hung in the well. The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket,
The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well.
2. That moss-covered vessel I hail as a treasure ;
For often, at noon, when returned from the field, I found it the source of an exquisite pleasure,
The purest and sweetest that nature can yield. How ardent I seized it, with hands that were glowing,
And quick to the white pebbled bottom it fell ; Then soon, with the emblem of truth overflowing,
And dripping with coolness, it rose from the well : The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket,
The moss-covered bucket arose from the well.
3 How sweet from the green mossy brim to receive it,
As poised on the curb it inclined to my lips !
Though filled with the nectar that Jupiter sips.
The tear of regret will intrusively swell, As fancy reverts to my father's plantation,
And sighs for the bucket which hangs in the well ; The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket,
The moss-covered bucket, which hangs in his well.