grabbing (v) : taking with a hand suddenly or roughly
uprooting (v) : pulling out of the ground
survive (v) : continue to live despite a dangerous event
dreadful might (n.phr) : terrible power
fed by plates : pushed by the movements of rock in the earth
potion (n) : water with a great force or strength
unleashed (v) : let loose
shriek (n) : a loud shout
white horses (n) : waves in the sea or ocean with white tops on them
galloping (adj) : increasing or spreading rapidly
beasts (n) : big animals
dissolved (v) : mixed in water and disappeared
heat (n) : (here) pressure
crashing (v) : hitting hard making a noise
crunching (v) : crushing noisily
tearing apart : destroying something completely
seeping (v) : flowing slowly
punch (n) : a hard hit made with the fist
army (n) : (here) a group of hounds compared to the waves of Tsunami
Answer the following questions.
- What is the central theme of the poem?
- What does the ‘hand’ refer to? Where was the hand born?
- Identify the most striking line in the poem.
- Describe the damage caused to mankind due to ‘Tsunami’. Locate the words or expressions which tell the fury of ‘Tsunami’.
- Why do you think only a few could understand the meaning of ‘Tsunami’?