‘Vultures’ by Chinua Achebe

After reading the poem, answer the following questions: 1. What is the weather like at the start of the poem? What kind of mood does this set?

2.

Find the description of the vultures’ appearance. What impression do the words and images used make ?

3.

What is it about vultures that surprises the poet?

4.

What was Belsen Camp? poem?

Why is it mentioned in the

5.

What are the ‘fumes of human roast’? What is it about the Commandant that surprises the poet? What two points of view does the poet give us at the end?

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Extended work:

‘Vultures’ by Chinua Achebe Homework Tasks Task 1
Think about the images the poet creates. Write down the phrases that create an image of vultur as: the e A comical cartoon-like figure

A loving mate

A disgusting creature

A dangerous creature

Task 2
Write down the phrases that create an image of Commandant as: the A comical cartoon-like figure

A loving mate

A disgusting creature

A dangerous creature