1. The poem gives Images and sounds, “Bough-rip and swish, then earth thud,” about the massive destruction that a chainsaw can do.

2. It is a first person narrative poem (written by Robert Penn Warren), from the perspective of a person who is outraged at the destruction of the chainsaw.

3. a) Alliteration: “Arm-pits of the blue-shirted sawyer sweat.”

b) Repetition: “The saw sings: now! Sings: Now, now, now.

c) Onomatopoeia: “Trunk-scream, bough-rip and swish, then earth-thud?”

d) Personification: “No-only the saw’s song, the saw sings: now! Sings: Now, now, now.

4. Because it is causing damage without any sound. Using contrast (“calls with the crystalline beauty][of the outraged heart”), the speaker describes that although the crow has a beautiful heart, his heart is outraged at the destruction and disaster the chainsaw had done.

5. OUTRAGED and ScArY.


Writing prompt 3:

War is an event that makes both money and death, but there is only one side that gets the money. Usually,

war is caused by conflicts in a small area or a large one, and causes deaths and injuries. That is the negative

side of war and conflicts. In fact, most conflicts, other than war, end up in injury or even death. On the

positive side, when any war ends, the victorious army get all the wealth for themselves and their country.

The problem with that is, the money that comes into the country causes a conflict of who should get the

money and how much for each person. Sometimes, people who fought in the war and killed many enemies, do not

get their share at all, or, they would fight from the beginning, thinking they will win (live!) and get the spoils of

war, but end up dying at sometime in the battle. To conclude, war is mostly a negative issue but has its chances of

benefiting some people.