Christopher Morley's Roaches

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Although the speakers in both Peter Wild’s and Christopher Morley’s poems share similar topics, their attitudes toward the same subject are very different. The two poems include the attitudes of the roaches and what they look like. The two poems also take place the kitchen of a dark house. This demonstrates how the roaches like to eat and have a taste for sugary things. Both of the roaches in both poems are craving and looking for sugary foods. “...drowsing in out sugar bowl…”. (Nursery rhymes for the tenderhearted, line 18 ). Some of the details in this poem are very different. The poem “Roaches”, the poet writes in a very cynical and hateful tone because the roaches in his poem are very disruptive creatures. On the other hand, the

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