Who dips, dives,
swoops out of space,
a buzz in his wings
and sky on his face:
now caught in the light,
now gone without trace,
a sliver of glass,
never still in one place?
Who’s elusive as a pickpocket,
lord of the flies:
Who moves like a rocket,
bound for the skies?
Who’s catapult, aeroplane,
Sky-diver, Jumping Jack,
- Find and copy 3 verbs at the start of the poem that describe the way the blue bottle moves?
- What do these verbs and the lines: now caught in the light,
now gone without trace tell us about the movement of the bluebottle?
- Do you think the word elusive means:
- difficult to find, catch, or achieve.
- worked by, charged with, or producing electricity.
- join together.
- A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as". What is the simile Nicholls uses to
- The author use the nouns catapult, aeroplane, sky diver and to compare the bluebottle. What does that make you think about the movement and speed that a blue bottle moves?