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What event do you think is being described in the poem? Pick out a few words/ expressions to support your answer.
The event being described in the poem is the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the World War – II. During the last stage of the war, the US detonated a bomb named ‘little boy’ over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6 1945. The poem describes the chaos and havoc in the city caused by the bombing. The poet uses some phrases like, ‘A strong flash, then another’, ’Magnesium flakes’, ‘the world collapsed in timber and debris’ to describe the nuclear explosion.
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