Dejection - Line 2-3 "One despondent/dawn"
Disgust - Line 13-15 "Yesterday they picked/the eyes of a swollen/corpse"
Love - Line 7-8 "Nestled close to his/mate"
Joy - Line 41/42 "Praise bounteous providence if you will"
Despair - Line 47 "Or else despair"
Vultures: Love for each other - Line 12/13 "Inclined affectionately/to hers"
Detatchment from the corpse - just food - Line 13-15 "Yesterday they picked/the eyes of a swollen/corpse"
Commandant: Detatchment from evilness of Holocaust - Line 32-35 "Fumes of human roast clinging rebelliously to his hairy nostrils"
Love for son - Line 38 "Tender offspring"
Poet: Happiness that evil things can be good - Line 41-45 "Praise bounteous/providence if you will/that grants even an ogre/a tiny glow-worm/tenderness"
Sadness that good things can be evil - Line 48-51 "In the very germ/of that kindred love is/lodged the perpetuity/of evil"
Amist evil there may be a tiny glimmer of love and goodness, just as something that appears to be good will have some tiny bit of evil
Good and evil go together
Second half = present tense - ongoing
Somewhat deceptive title - the subject of the poem is not the vultures, they are a symbol
Style & Structure
No rhyme scheme
4 sections, but only indents rather than seperate stanzas - flow?
Uses 2nd Person to address the reader