Read the Poem below and answer the questions that follow: (20 Marks)

The Twist

In a little shanty town

Was on a night like this


Girls were sitting down

Around the town

Like this


Some were young

And some were brown

I even found a miss


Who was black and brown

And really did

The twist


Watch her move her wrist

And feel your belly twist

Feel the hunger thunder

When her hip bones twist


Try to hold her, keep her under

While the juke box hiss

Twist the music out of hunger

On a night like this


  1. What is the poem about?                                                                                                     (3 marks)
  2. Identify three senses that the poem appeals to.                                      (3 Marks)
  3. What is the main theme of this poem?                                                       (2 Marks)
  4. What is the attitude of the persona towards the girls mentioned in the poem?                                    (2 Marks)
  5. Identify three poetic devices used in the poem.                                    (6 marks)
  6. What are the achievements of the persona on this night?                                           (2 marks)
  7. Explain the meaning of:
  8. i) …… a miss (who was brown and black).                                                                                             (1 Marks)
  9. ii) Twist the music out of hunger.                                                                                                           (1 Marks)
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