Nurse’s Song Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Nurse’s Song Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by William Blake. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of The Toad’s Warts, The Boy Who Served His Tribe and The River Bank so, you can check these posts as well.

Nurse’s Song Questions & Answers

Question 1: Give one word answer of the following:

1. This is heard – laughter
2. This is at rest – heart
3. This is still – everything
4. They should come home – Children
5. This has gone down – sun
6. This should be stopped – play
7. This will fade away – light

Question 2: Who is speaking in the poem? To whom is the person speaking to?

Answer: The children’s nurse is speaking to them in the poem.

Question 3: Can you give two reasons why the word ‘echoéd’ has an accented ‘é’?

Answer: ‘Echoéd’ has an accented ‘é’ as an extra beat is required for maintaining the rhythm of the line. Another reason is that the poet wants us to stress on this syllable to make it stand out.

Question 4: Do you like this poem? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: Yes, I like the poem. It talks about children not wanting to go home. They want to continue their play and give their nurse excuses to extend their play time. This is something I can relate to, as it often happens when my mother calls me home in the evening.

Question 5: Read the lines and answer the questions:

Beside, in the sky the little bird fly,
And the hills are all cover’d with sheep.

(a) Who says these words and to whom?

Answer: The children say these words to their nurse.

(b) What is said before this?

Answer: The nurse asks the children to come home as it is getting dark.

(c) What reply is made to this statement?

Answer: The nurse relents to let the children play a little more but asks them to come home and sleep after that.

So, these were Nurse’s Song Questions & Answers.

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