Free Resources for
Students and Teachers of English as a Foreign Language in China - by Paul Sparks
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Holland's a parcel,
*A Kermis is a fair or carnival.
You can check your
a) Write down five
things from the poem which show that Holland is different from the
place where the speaker in the poem now lives.
b) Which word best
describes how the speaker in this poem is feeling?
c) What does the line, "The streets are wide and tarseal sticky", tell you about December weather in New Zealand?
d) How does the way the poem ends connect with the way the poem begins?
e) In what way has Holland "become a parcel"?