In Winter Swans, a couple’s love is confirmed by the sight of swans on a lake. Content, ideas, language and structure are explored. Comparisons and alternative interpretations are also considered.
How many stanzas are in this poem?
What might the 'two days of rain' represent?
A loving relationship
An argument between the couple
Which literary device is 'like boats righting in rough weather' an example of?
Sentences move across line and stanza breaks in this poem. What is this called?
How does he show that the couple are holding hands in the end?
Using a simile
How is language used in the penultimate stanza to represent the softening relationship?
The poet uses rhyme
The poet uses iambic pentameter
The poet uses sibilance
What is the main theme of this poem?