The country that is portrayed in the
poem enjoys two seasons? What are
Name one plantation crop
mentioned in the poem?
Cane / sugarcane
What does the phrase high
Jamaica wind signify?
Strong Jamaica wind blowing
/ raging wind blowing in
Describe briefly the effect of the
wind and rain on the land.
-Trees struggling to stay rooted to
-The heavy rain hitting hard on the
-Rainwater filling up gullies
What picture comes to mind when
we read the second last line of the
Beauty of nature coming back
Which line indicates that there are
bright sunny days and the sun shines
on the fertile fields of corn?
When the gold sun shines on
the lush green canefields
How do you know the rain comes
down in torrential showers?
-The rains falls down like
bullets hitting on the rooftop
- Heavy rain fills gullies with
When it rains, where does the
water usually flow into?
Why do you think the poet mentions
the regular ‘English’ seasons of
summer, winter, autumn and spring?
To show comparison between
the weather in his country
and the weather in England
To whom is the poet referring
when he uses ‘We’?
What is the overall feeling of the
poet towards nature as portrayed in
the poem ?
Awe/ proud/ appreciative/
“And there is no sound but the
swish of water in the gullies” Why
do you think there is no sound
except for that of the water?
There is no activity as people
Quote a line to show the wind is
i) Destructive : And the tress
struggling in the high Jamaica
ii) Gentle: When the tall grass sways
and shivers to the slightest
breath of air
Which phrase suggests that
harvesting is over?
What is meant by the word
‘paved’ as used in the poem?
Covered / filled
What evidence is there to show
Nature is rich and bountiful? Explain
in your own words
-Canefields grow healthily during dry
-Bees busy making honey
- Mango trees bearing fruits
During the season of flowers,
what can you hear and smell?
-Hear : bees buzzing
-Smell : smell of honey
How are the canefields
-They grow on fertile land in
Jamaica during dry season
- After harvest season, they are left
to dry on the ground/ they become
Where is the sound of water
From the gullies
What takes place when the
weather is good?
The rainy season
How do the Jamaica winds affect
The wind blows so strong
they could uproot the trees
Which season is applicable when
we see leaves fade and fall off trees?
Dry / sunny/ hot season
Would you like to visit a country
with four seasons or with two
seasons ? Why?
Yes because …
Write two words that are related to
places the rain falls on and flows
What type of fruits can we find in
What sounds are heard on rainy
Water running in the gullies
When is the harvesting season in
In your opinion, has the poem given
you a comprehensive picture of the
changes that take place in Jamaica?
Yes because it shows the
changes during dry and wet
season in Jamaica
When do canefields become
After the harvesting season
What happens in the gullies after
the rain ?
Swift water filling in gullies
In your own words, explain the
last line of the poem.
Beauty takes over when the
Give one word that describes the
canefields when the harvest is over
Bare/ barren/ unproductive
What is the main theme of the
Appreciation of nature
Jamaica is a beautiful country.
Would you like to live there? Give a
reason to support your answer
What do you think is the main crop
in Jamaica? In your own words give
a reason to support your answer.
Cane / sugarcane because…
The poet makes a reference to the
four seasons in other countries. Do
you think the poet would like to
have four seasons too? Give a
reason to support your answer.
No because he sounded
appreciative of the 2 seasons
When is the persona’s favourite
season? Give a reason.
Dry season because that is the time
when mango trees bear fruit/
logwood blossom/ tall grass sways
gently when blown by the wind/
buttercups covered the earth