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Spring Poem
 Kite Days
A kite, a sky, and a good firm breeze,
And acres of ground away from trees,
And one hundred yards of clean, strong string --
O boy, O boy!  I call that Spring!
Author: Mark Sawyer
This poem includes rhyme. It is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs.
4th grade students are tested on poetry along with other skills for their Reading STARR assessment. The followiing is a a 4th grade expectation by the state of Texas and myself. 4.(4) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain how the structural .)elements of poetry (e.g., rhyme, meter, stanzas, line breaks) relate to form (e.g., lyrical poetry, free verse)