Subskill: Reading Comprehension
Grade Level: Middle Elementary
Sing me a song, oh! Please!
A song of ships, and sailormen,
And parrots, and tropical trees;
Of islands lost in the Spanish Main,
Which no man ever may find again,
Of fishes and corals under the waves,
And seahorses stabled in great green caves.
Oh, Sea-shell, Sea-shell,
Sing of the things you know so well.
Here are some questions to ask after listening to the poem.
How did this poem make you feel or what did it make you think about?
So what do you think the poet tried to say in this poem?
“Sea-shell, sing me a song…” What is it called when a non-living thing, such as a sea-shell, takes on human actions like singing?