Watch and listen to these presentations and answer these questions: 1) Which version do you prefer?

I prefer the animated version of the poem. Its easier for me to understand the poem.

2) What metaphors in the poem do you like best?

"Only the young are allowed to suffer openly. Adults go to a punishment room with water but nothing to eat. They lock the door and suffer the noises alone. No one is exempt and everyone's pain has a different smell."

It indicates restroom. It is interesting how the narrator explain the smell of the restroom.

"At night, when all the colours die, they hide in pairs and read about themselves -- in colour, with their eyelids shut."

I like the last four lines which metaphor sleeping.

At night, it is dark so the colors die. Because of dreaming the color lives again.