An African Thunderstorm Questions- CSEME PRO

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.…

Little Boy Crying by Mervyn Morris

Stanza 1The poem begins with a description of a child crying. However, his cries seem harsh and fierce “Your laughter metamorphosed into howl”.  This also suggests that the child is normally a happy one and something happened to have changed his happiness. The last line in the stanza informs us that the reason why the child is crying is because…

Orchids by Hazel Simmons-McDonald

LITERAL MEANING The persona is moving from a house that she has occupied for five weeks. She has sent her belongings to her future home, but one item remains in her old space, an orchid. The persona clarifies that she was given the orchid as a gift, but implies that it holds no value because the gifting of orchids is…