Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Poem - I Wonder (Rhyming Words)

A student asked me the following question:

*** said...

Teacher can you answer my question?? List out the pairs of rhymes in I wonder poem?/ I don't know how to do it

My Response:

Dear ***,

Thank you for asking the question. In a poem, rhyming words are a pair of words that end with the same sound. Let's look at the poem "I Wonder":

Couplet 1:
I wonder why the grass is green,
And why the wind is never seen?

In Couplet 1, the words that rhyme or sound the same are: green and seen

Couplet 2:
Who taught the birds to build a nest,
And told the trees to take a rest?

In Couplet 2, the words that rhyme or sound the same are: nest and rest

Couplet 3:
O, when the moon is not quite round,
Where can the missing bit be found?

In Couplet 3, the words that rhyme or sound the same are:
round and found

Couplet 4:
Who lights the stars, when they blow out,
And makes the lightning flash about?

In Couplet 4, the words that rhyme or sound the same are: out and about

Couplet 5:
Who paints the rainbow in the sky,
And hangs the fluffy clouds so high?

In Couplet 5, the words that rhyme or sound the same are: sky and high

Couplet 6:
Why is it now, do you suppose,
That Dad won’t tell me, if he knows?

In Couplet 6, the words that rhyme or sound the same are: suppose and knows

I hope I've answered your question. You can play a game about rhyming words here :


USOp said...

What the themes of i wonder ? beside , aprecciation of nature and curious of children .

Teacher Nuha said...

Hi Usop, i think u can find the info that u need by downloading this file:

Hope it'll help

Anonymous said...

teacher.. my teacher gived me... what the meaning of these word.. i don't understand

star~ ~natural satellite
sky~ ~movement of electric discharge
moon~ ~other distant suns
lightning~ ~upward vista from the surface

Anonymous said...

teacher, can u give overview about the poem, i wonder... i need your help.. thank u..

Teacher Nuha said...

dear Anonymous 8:11, did your teacher ask you to match the meaning of the given words? you can find the meaning of words in the dictionary. then, let me check the answers ok :)

waalaikumussalam Anonymous 10:05, an overview of a poem is its synopsis. download the file here:

Anonymous said...

teacher, what is the difference between overview and over view? did it mean the same?

Teacher Nuha said...

an overview of a novel is the summary or synopsis of the novel. there is no such phrase as "over view"

najwa said...

"which phrase tells you that the stars are not shining?"
can you give the answer?

Teacher Nuha said...

waalaikumussalm najwa,

The phrase would be: Who lights the stars, when they blow out,

Anonymous said...

what is the rhyming word of grass?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

why do you think the persona is very disappointed?

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