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Choose two poems that issue warnings and write about the ideas they present How powerful are the messages The poem Windscale by Norman Nicholson talks about a place beside the sea in Cumbria It is the sight of a nuclear processing plant It is a very bitter poem and has a bitter tone It is full of anger and accusation different to the other poem neighbours The toadstool towers infest the shore the toadstool towers are described as something sinister a disease conquering the beautiful shore Scafell looks down from the bracken And sees hell in a grain of sand And feels the canker itch between its toes The writer uses a personification here and compares Scafell a mountain to a person looking down seeing everything killed even the smallest molecules and feel horrible sawing itch between its toes The writer uses very strong images and metaphors to express his ideas This is a land where dirt is clean And poison pastures quick and green And storm sky bright and bare The writer is being ironic about the dirt being clean where in fact what he means is that every living thing has been killed and destroyed the fruits in the pastures have been poisoned and the sky is empty with no birds since they all been killed Where sewers flow with milk and meat is carved up for the fire to eat And children suffocate in Gods fresh air The milk is now useless since it has been poisoned hence the image of the milk being pored in the drain likewise the meat which is no being carved up and used for the fire and innocent children are suffocating in the fresh air of the world Everything has been poisoned and destroyed and everything has been infested with this disease The poem Neighbours
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