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Poem The Day the Bulldozers Came (Form 3)

STANZA 1

1. What are the creatures mentioned in this stanza? Rooks, green flies and toad.
2. What are rooks? Birds
3. The crazy egg baskets refer to bird nests.
4. The word “them” refers to the green flies.

STANZA 2

1. What animal does this stanza focus on? Squirrels.


2. Describe what they did when the bulldozers came.
They were scattering up tree trunks and leapt from the branches.

3. “…branches that were hardly there” What happened to the branches?


The branches were chopped/cut off/broken.

STANZA 3

1. What disturbed the fox’s sleep? The ground trembled.


2. Where was the fox when the bulldozers came? Deep down in the Earth /
underground.
3. Which line suggests that the fox was not worried? ‘I’m quite safe (line 5)