- Identify the two similes used in stanza 1.
2. Why are the clouds described as “pregnant” in stanza 2?
3. Comment on the use of the word “stately” in line 10.
4. Quote two consecutive words in stanza 2 that suggest that the thunderstorm might be dangerous.
5. Explain why this thunderstorm might not be as welcome to the villagers.
6. In line 24, alliteration is used. Write down the line and indicate the alliteration and also comment on its effectiveness.