Sky Sea Shore Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Sky Sea Shore Questions & Answers.

This poem is written by James Reeves. In my previous posts, I have shared the questions and answers of Birthday Presents, Daedalus and Icarus and The Selfish Giant so, you can check these posts as well.

Sky Sea Shore Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Frost – the thin, white layer of ice that forms on the ground when the air temperature is below freezing
  • Lowland meadows – grassy, open, sunny areas that often host a multitude of wildlife and wildflowers
  • Linger – to stay in a place for longer than expected, as if reluctant to leave
  • Gleam – to shine brightly, with reflected light

Question 1: Which details given at the beginning of the poem tell us about the time of day and the weather?

Answer: The first lines of the poem, ‘Stars in a frosty sky’, tells us that it is night time; as the stars are out and the weather is cold.

Question 2: What makes the shells gleam?

Answer: The shells gleam in the starlight because they have been freshly washed by the tide.

Question 3: Blue smoke and prancing steed suggest that humans were living by the sea. What are some of the problems caused by humans to the sea and marine life?

Answer: When humans build houses near the sea, they clear away natural habitats of many plants and animals. Human activities produce waste matter which may be dumped into the sea which pollutes the water and endangers marine life. Humans also produce smoke by burning fuel which pollutes the air near the sea.

Question 4: Do you think all the things beginning with ‘S’ on the sea add to its beauty and serenity? Give reasons for your answer.

Answer: Most of the things beginning with the letter ‘S’ near the sea such as sky, stars, seagulls, shells, streams, steed, and swallow add to its beauty. They are naturally beautiful and give pleasure to the people who visit the sea shore. Some things like snake and smoke are harmful and do not add to the beauty of the sea.

Question 5: Read the lines and answer the questions:

Streams in the lowland meadows linger and laze;

(a) What is the poet looking at before this?

Answer: Before this, the poet was looking at the stars in the sky.

(b) Which word has the poet used previously to rhyme with ‘laze’?

Answer: The word that has the poet used previously to rhyme with ‘laze’ is blaze.

(c) In what way might streams be said to ‘linger’ and ‘laze’? How do these words describe the movement and pace of the water?

Answer: The words ‘linger’ and ‘laze’ are used to describe the movement and pace of the stream. It describes the slow speed of the water and the winding path the stream takes in flatlands such as meadows.

Question 6: Count the number of syllables (beats) in each line.

Answer: 6, 4, 7, 4, 6, 4, 7, 4, 6, 6, 4, 4, 4.

Question 7: Which line rhyme? Note down the rhyming pairs.


Crackle and blaze,
Linger and laze.
Washed by the tide,
Circle and glide.
How many more,
In sky, sea, shore?

Question 8: Match these rhyming pairs:

Column AColumn B
1. Joya. nest
2. Sighb. goes
3. Allc. destroy
4. Breastd. small
5. Doese. by
Answer: 1-c, 2-e, 3-d, 4-a, 5-b

So, these were Sky Sea Shore Questions & Answers.

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