Timothy Winters

Ears Like Bombs
Simile- Shows that his ears are damaged and lumpy.
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Teeth Like Splinters
Simile- Highlights how rotten his teeth are.
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A Bitz Of A Boy
Metaphor- A disaster of a boy- dates poem to near World War 2
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His hair is an exclamation-mark.
Metaphor- Highlights that hair is a mess
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He shoots down dead the arithmetic-bird.
Metaphor- Emphasising how much he hates maths.
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He licks the pattern off his plate.
Metaphor- Highlights how hungry and poorly fed he is.
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Old Man Winters likes his beer.
Euphuism – His dad is an alcoholic.
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And slowly goes on growing up.
Double Meaning- Timothy grows slowly because he is malnourished. Time passes slowly because he is unhappy.
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Timothy Winters roars "Amen!"
Timothy prays louder then anyone else for people poorer then he is.
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And his missus ran off with a bombardier.
Mum ran off with a solider.
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He sleeps in a sack on the kitchen floor.
neglected to the point of child abuse.
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And they say there aren't boys like him anymore.
People don't believe that kids are treated this way- but they are.
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So come one angel, come on ten.
The poet asks for the angels in heaven and everyone else to pray for Timothy.
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Timothy Winters says "Amen Amen amen amen amen." Timothy Winters, Lord. Amen
He is clearly a nice person. Even though he is treated so badly himself- he still cares about other poor people.
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Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Teeth Like Splinters

Back

Simile- Highlights how rotten his teeth are.

Card 3

Front

A Bitz Of A Boy

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

His hair is an exclamation-mark.

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

He shoots down dead the arithmetic-bird.

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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