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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