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Vultures

Read the poem below. Significant words or phrases have been
highlighted in colour. Answer the questions about these words and
phrases.














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1. Which word is a term for sunrise that emphasises the idea of things being
wrong or broken, continued in the description of the tree?
dawn (line 3)
sunbreak (line 4)
tiny glowworm (line 42)

2. Which word does not convey tenderness, or provide a contrast with the
images of…

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bashedin head (line 9)
dump of gross feathers (line 1112)

8. Which of the following is a metaphor that highlights the smallness of hope in an
evil world?
sunbreak (line 4)
ogre (line 43)
tiny glowworm (line 42)

9. In the poem, love is personified as...
An innocent child
A…

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