Nature by H.D Carberry

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.

Set 1

32.          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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32.          a) Name a plantation mentioned in the poem ( 1 mark )

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b) i. Why the “grass sways and shivers” ?( 1 mark )

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ii. Write down the phrase which shows water falling down rapidly. (1 mark )

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c) Do you appreciate the beauty of nature? Why? (2 marks)

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32.          a) What seasons did the poet say that they did not have? ( 1 mark )

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b)  Which word has the same meaning as

i. battling? ( 1 m ) ……………………..…    ii. wilt ? …………… ……………………… ( 1 m ).

c) Do you agree that the poet is proud of his homeland? Why?  (2 marks)

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32.          a) What is the climate of the country in the poem above? ( 1 mark )

 

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b)  i. What does the poet means in the line “The days when the rain beats like bullets on the roof”?

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ii.What does the poet means in the line “lie bare and fallow to the sun”?

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c) Do you agree that tropical is as good as four seasons climate? Why?  (2 marks)

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