Swifts

This questions are for the poem ‘Swifts’ by Ted Hughes.

Read the poem carefully and make notes under the headings below:

  1. What is the poem about?
  2. Where is it set and when is it set?
  3. Who is the speaker?
  4. Why has it been written?
  5. Comment on structure and form.
  6. Comment on the vocabulary, language and diction.
  7. Comment on the imagery.
  8. What other literary features can you comment on?
  9. Comment on tone and atmosphere.
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