Try, Try Again

Activity 1

Independent Reading. Read the poem below. Read aloud then answer the questions that follow.

Notes for reading: Preview the text to be read. Before you start reading, ask yourself, what does the poet want me to think or feel? Do I agree with the author? While you read pay close attention to the details presented in the text.

Try, Try Again

‘T is a lesson you should heed,
     Try, try again;
   If at first you don’t succeed,
     Try, try again;
   Then your courage should appear,
   For, if you will persevere,
   You will conquer, never fear;
     Try, try again.

Once or twice though you should fail,
     Try, try again;
   If you would at last prevail,
     Try, try again;
   If we strive, ’tis no disgrace
   Though we do not win the race;
   What should you do in the case?
     Try, try again.

If you find your task is hard,
     Try, try again;
   Time will bring you your reward,
     Try, try again.
   All that other folks can do,
   Why, with patience, should not you?
   Only keep this rule in view:
     Try, try again.

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