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Vinegar (by Roger McGough)
i feel like a priest
in a fish and chips queue
quietly thinking
as the vinegar runs through
how nice it would be
to buy supper for two

Poem for Roger McGough (by Adrian Henri)
A nun in a supermarket
standing in the queue
Wondering what it’s like
To buy groceries for two.

1. What is the effect of letting a priest be the main character of this poem?
2. Message: what does Roger McGough want to express in his poem?
3. In what way can this poem be seen as a comment to Roger McGough’s poem?
4. What is the message of this poem?
5. Which of the two poems do you think is better and why?

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