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Nature

by H.D Carberry
We have neither Summer nor Winter
Neither Autumn nor Spring
We have instead the days
When the gold sun shines on the lush green
canefields- Magnificently.
The days when the rain beats
like bullets on the roofs
And there is no sound but the
swish of water in the gullies
And trees struggling in the
high Jamaica winds.
And there are the days when
leaves fade from off guango trees
And the reaped canefields
lie bare and fallow to the sun.
But best of all there are the days
when the mango and the logwood blossom
When the bushes are full of the
sound of bees and the scent of honey,
When the tall grass sways and
shivers to the slightest breath of air,
When the buttercups have paved
the earth with yellow stars
And beauty comes suddenly
and the rains have gone.
a)

What are two of the seasons mentioned in the poem? ( 2 marks )

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b)

Which phrase is used by the poet to relate to the heavy rain? ( 1 mark )

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c)

In your opinion, what can you do to preserve the nature? (2 marks)

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d)

Name a plantation mentioned in the poem ( 1 mark )

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..e) i.........………………………………………………………………… ii..………………………………………………………………… j) What is the climate of the country in the poem above? ( 1 mark ) …………………………………....………………………………………………………………… ................………………………………………………………………… l) Do you agree that tropical is as good as four seasons climate? Why? (2 marks) ………………………………….........………………………………………………………………… …………………………………...………………………………………………………………… …………………………………. What does the poet means in the line “The days when the rain beats like bullets on the roof”? …………………………………............………………………………………………………………… g) What seasons did the poet say that they did not have? ( 1 mark ) …………………………………... battling? ( 1 m ) …………………….. What does the poet means in the line “lie bare and fallow to the sun”? ………………………………….………………………………………………………………… h) i) Which word has the same meaning as i.....………………………………………………………………… f) Do you appreciate the beauty of nature? Why? (2 marks) ………………………………….......………………………………………………………………… ii. Write down the phrase which shows water falling down rapidly........ Why the “grass sways and shivers” ?( 1 mark ) ………………………………….. (1 mark ) …………………………………...........………………………………………………………………… ………………………………….... wilt ? …………… ……………………… ( 1 m ) Do you agree that the poet is proud of his homeland? Why? (2 marks) ………………………………….………………………………………………………………… k) i......… ii.........