The chapter The Laburnum Top is the 2nd poem of English textbook Hornbill for Class XI. The Laburnum Top is written by Ted Highes. It is a very sensitive poem for sensitive reader. Here you can find out possible question answer. Please write below your opinion if it is helpful.
Imagery : The poem ‘The Laburnum top’ is composed based on imagery figure of speech. There is an imagery of life and sustenance which is transported through the mother goldfinch to her young ones. The laburnum tree symbolizes the pattern of our life in general.
Personification: The laburnum top is silent, quite still
Simile : Then sleek as a lizard.
Metaphor: It is the engine of her family.