Thomas Hood wrote at the start of the nineteenth century, but he sounds surprisingly modern. In this poem, Hood takes a look at winter in a cold, urban climate, expressed with a nice sense of humour.

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by Thomas Hood

No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day -
No sky - no earthly view -
No distance looking blue -
No road - no street - no "t'other side the way" -
No end to any Row -
No indications where the Crescents go -
No top to any steeple -
No recognitions of familiar people -
No courtesies for showing 'em -
No knowing 'em! -
No travelling at all - no locomotion,
No inkling of the way - no notion -
"No go" - by land or ocean -
No mail - no post -
No news from any foreign coast -
No Park - no Ring - no afternoon gentility -
No company - no nobility -
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds -
November!

Task 1

In the poem the author mentions many of the benefits of nature and humanity that are missing in the winter months. Some of the ideas are below. Can you put them in the same order as they appear in the poem?

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i loved it cu it talks about November  and it is my month

Hello Lybyan princess, I think the poet uses a metaphor to describe being
alone with out love at the older age,november,maybe ¡

Thomas Hood, British humorist and poet!

 I'm from hot city so we face same problems but with dust.