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Firework Night By Enid Blyton
Bang-Bang! Oh, Hark,
The guns are shooting in the dark!
Little guns and big ones too,
What shall I do?
Mistress, Master, hear me yelp
, I’m out-of-doors, I want your help.
Let me in - oh, LET ME IN
Before those fireworks begin
To shoot again - I can’t bear that;
My tail is down, my ears are flat,
I’m trembling here outside the door,
Oh, don’t you love me anymore?
I think I’ll die with fright
Unless you let me in to-night.
(Shall we let him in, children?)
Ah, now the door is opened wide,
I’m rushing through, I’m safe inside,
The lights are on, it’s warm and grand
Mistress, let me lick your hand
Before I slip behind the couch.
There I’ll hide myself and crouch
In safety till the BANGS are done
Then to my kennel I will run
And guard you safely all the night
Because you understood my fright.
1. Who is the character in the story? Give detailed reasons for your answer.
2. What do we call words such as 'BANG'? Why are words like this used in poetry?
3. What does the line 'Let me in - oh, LET ME IN' suggest about how the character is feeling? Explain your reasoning.
4. Who do you think is saying '(Shall we let him in, children?)'?
5. Why do you think Enid Blyton wrote this poem? Explain your reasoning.
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