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A poem by

ee cummings


TASK 1

      • Read the poem using the illustrations to replace the missing words.

 

little

little silent Christmas


you are so little

you are more like a
who found you in the green


and were you very to come away ?


see i will comfort you because you smell so sweetly

i will your cool and you safe and tight


just as your mother would,


only don't be


look the spangles that sleep all year in the dark


dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine


the the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,


put up your little arms

and i'll give them all to you to hold


every shall have its


and there won't be a single place dark or unhappy


then when you're quite dressed


you 'll stand in the for every one to see


and how they'll stare !


oh but you'll be very proud

and my little sister and I will take
and looking up at our beautiful


we'll dance and sing

 

"Noel Noel"

 

"little tree" was reproduced as originally published in The Dial Vol. LXVIII, No. 1 (Jan. 1920). New York: The Dial Publishing Company, Inc.



TASK 2
      • Check your answers HERE

 

      • Full written version of the poem HERE

 

 

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