Test: Common Core: 4th Grade English Language Arts

Adapted from "From a Railway Carriage" in A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson (1885)

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.

Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone for ever!


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Adapted from "Snow Dust" by Robert Frost in The Yale Review (January, 1921)

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.


The poem "From a Railway Carriage" __________, and the poem "Snow Dust" __________.

uses third-person perspective . . . uses first-person perspective

does not contain rhyming lines . . . contains rhyming lines

has two stanzas . . . has three stanzas

uses first-person perspective . . . uses third-person perspective

contains rhyming lines . . . does not contain rhyming lines

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