Vultures - Chinua Achebe

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  • Created by: Lihanam
  • Created on: 17-05-11 21:29

What is 'Vultures' about?

Explores how strange it is that you can find love in the most unexpected places. You could argue that it's a positive poem (love is everywhere) or negative (evil is everywhere). It presents the idea that all people contain both good and evil within them.

Techniques used

  • Visual Images - 'picked the eyes of a swollen corpse' - negative and stomach churning
  • Juxtaposition - 'bashed in head...feathers inclined affectionally' - two opposites relating to love - emphasises the strangeness
  • Personification - 'love in other ways...will pick a corner' - makes love seem


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