Trio

1

What time of year depicted in this poem?

2

What are the three objects being carried by the group?

3

What does the speaker compare the baby’s features to?

4

Which technique is employed in the line “Orphean sprig! Melting baby! Warm Chihuahua!”?

5

What idea is contained in the line “Whether Christ was born or not born”?

6

Why does the speaker imagine that the “vale of tears” (life’s troubles) is rendered “powerless”?

7

Which technique is employed in the line “laughter ringing round them like a guard”?

8

According to Greek mythology, what special power did Orpheus have?

9

In which street in Glasgow did these events occur?

10

Which of these statements best describes the main idea explored in this poem?