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Turtle

Turtle

by Kay Ryan

Turtle: Food for Thought True or False

1. In line 2, the metaphor of the "hard roll" suggests that the turtlemay be stalked by other hungry animals.
2. In line 4, the reference to "the grasses that she eats" providesa symbol of the hazards the turtle faces.
3. Why does the poem's speaker compare the turtle's shell to a serving dish?To show that the turtle works part-time as a waitress at the local diner
4. The reference to a "helmet" in line 2 most clearly suggests that the turtlefeels safe and secure within her helmet-shaped shell.
5. Why does the turtle keep exposing herself to dangerous situations?Because she has lost hope

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