Collection of Poems

All round the field spectators were gathered Cheering

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

All round the field spectators were gathered Cheering
on all the young women and men Then the final event
of the day was approaching
The last race about to begin.

- Nine Gold Medals, David Roth

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There’s nobody on the house-tops now

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There’s nobody on the house-tops now---
Just a palsied few at the windows set;
For the best of the sight is, all allow,
At the Shambles’ Gate---- or, better yet,
By the very scaffold’s foot, I trow.

- The Patriot, Robert Browning

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Now tell us what it was all about

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"Now tell us what it was all about".
Young Peterkin, he cries.
And little Wilhelmine looks up
With wonder - waiting eyes,
"Now tell us all about the war,
And what they fought each other for".

- After Blenheim, Robert Southey

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