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The Burning of the Leaves 1The mist is described as weeping because it contains a dew like substance which is moist 2The bonfire is a smouldering ruin in the way in which the leaves are burnt by a flame with remains of a glowing ash 3The author calls the hollyhock a fallen tower because a hollyhock is a tall plant which has many flowers Its height resembles a tower 4The poem makes you imagine a Smells are described by the language it uses eg the nostril pricks with smoke all the spices of June bColours an example used in the text is reddest rose is a ghost cThe hollyhocks fallen tower describes shapes dMovements are used in the text eg sparks whirl up and a flame seizes eOther feelings can be imagined through the use of words such as Fingers of fire are making corruption clean 5Flames grab holds of the objects they burn and bite into them turning them into ash As sparks go up the resemble a whirl and suddenly disappear Fires have fingers in the way it moves and grabs hols of the burning items 6The poem suggests that it is autumn because it talks about the description and colour of the leaves as burnt It also talks about mist which is found in autumn 7Sheaves are described by the words brittle blotched ragged and rotten 8The grammatical name for these words is a bundle 9The word reek describes a smell 10The reddest rose is described as a ghost because it is at the end of its season and is dead 11The spices of June are the smells of summer
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