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The Windhover

The Windhover

by Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Windhover: What's Going On? True or False

1. What is a windhover, anyway?A fancy vacuum cleaner
2. What form of royalty does the speaker compare the bird to?a skater
3. Why does the speaker bring up a "plough" (12)?Because even though they're common, ploughs can be seen as beautiful
4. What's so special about the windhover?It can hover in one place while flying
5. What time of day does the poem take place?In the afternoon

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