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Comprehension Wednesday 24th February 2021

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Read through the following text twice before trying to answer the questions.


My family's gone; there's no one home.
It's only me who's home alone.
I shouldn't hear a single squeak.
There shouldn't even be a creak,

So what's that thumping that I hear?
It must mean one thing: death is near.
"You're an adult, you'll be just fine."
I tell myself as I dial "nine"...

Was that a knock upon the door?
My heart beats faster than before
I know it's closed; I've checked the lock.
At least my killer knows to knock?

I cannot sleep, though I'm in bed.
I've made amends with God instead.
If He decides that it's my time,
Then this will be my very last rhyme.

I hear a bang and then a break.
My head shoots up; there's no mistake!
I turn my music volume high
So I won't hear the way I die.

I run upstairs, desk lamp in hand.
Over my head, ready to land,
And right before it did just that..
I remembered - I have a cat


Now you have read it twice, have a go at answering the following questions independently. Use the format that has been set up for you on Purple Mash. 


Please answer using full sentences.


  1.  I - How is the narrator feeling throughout the poem?
  2.  C - What lines rhyme in each stanza?
  3.  I - Who is the narrator about to ring?
  4.  R - What was creating the noise?
  5.  C - What title would you give this poem and why?


Home learners please could you submit your answers on by using the 2do template on Purple Mash.