butterfly is protected from the cold by its cocoon (its mummy). Mummies usually hold dead bodies, but this one contains a live chrysalis, which shows how although winter seems to kill things, there is life underneath. In The warm and the Cold, all three stanzas follow the same pattern. There are four lines that are about the cold and the tight grip it has on the world. Then there are eight lines about the creatures which manage to hide away from the cold. Since they have twice as many lines, this may suggest that the warmth is stronger than the cold: that the warmth somehow wins. The elements also ‘win’ in Wind where some of the words in stanza 1 suggest that the house is like a ship out at sea in a storm, being pounded by the wind and waves. It could also be interpreted as the wind is like galloping, stampeding horses. In Warm and Cold, the cold is described as steel trap, a tightly screwed nut, and steel vice. All of these are industrial images, which suggest a tight grip of cold on the world. Lots of words suggest the strength of the wind: crashing, booming, stampeding, floundering, blinding, wielded, dented, drummed, strained, bang, flung, bent, shatter. The poem contains some strong images (words that help you to imagine what it looks like). Hughes uses a slightly different approach in tractor; he uses personification to describe the tractor and the setting. He makes them seem alive because of this. For example: The tractor has “open entrails”. It “defies flesh” when it won't start. It “coughs” when the man is dependant on the machine it “ridicules” him. It finally “jabbers laughing pain-crying mockingly Into happy life”. It is “like a demon” and starts “Shouting Where Where?” Right at the end it is “raging and trembling and rejoicing”. As for the setting, “the copse hisses” which makes it seem like an animal, and the light “flees”. In Warm and Cold there is another contrast, in the last few lines, the farmers are also inside and warm, but are likened to roasting meat turning on spits, which gives an unfavourable impression. The animals are happy because when they sleep they have no worries. But the farmers are unable to sleep because they are worried.