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SHALL I SING? 
-- Kate Greenaway
An Exercise on "You" as an Understood Subject

     When we give people commands (tell them what to do), we usually omit the subject "you."
 

"SHALL I sing?" says the Lark,

"Shall I bloom?" says the Flower;

"Shall I come?" says the Sun,

"Or shall I?" says the Shower.
 

Sing your song, pretty Bird,

Roses, bloom for an hour;

Shine on, dearest Sun,

Go away, naughty Shower!