Exercise condition:

5
Answer variants:
fight
reason
correct
stronger
angry
her brother
emotions
hate
accepts
small
evening
admits
forever
Anger
ends
wrong
thumping
tiny
correct
siblings
 
The entire poem is centred around a
that Eleanor had with
. It shows how fights start and end between siblings. The perfect emotional train of denial, anger and acceptance is shown in the lines.
 
 
1. Denial: The first takes us directly to the fight. She
that she doesn't know the  they had fought, showing that the
 was not important and the 
played a bigger role in the fight. The reason would be
 and in most cases, not worth fighting. She says that the beginning of the fight was 
, but it soon grew with time. She ends the first stanza by telling us that both of them thought they were
 with their ideas and were not able to accept the other person's idea.
 
 
2. 
: Although they were
and had grown up together, this fight between them had caused them to 
each other openly. Time passes quickly, and the afternoon becomes 
while both of them had continued hating each other. The anger that one sibling has over the other is expressed in two short yet beautiful verses.
 
 
3. Acceptance: Soon, Eleanor's brother takes the first step towards solving this fight by playfully
her on the back. It shows that no matter how much they fight with each other, the reality is that they can never stay 
forever. The poet realises that by telling her that he was
, he was actually
, so when he
his fault, she accepts her fault as well, and the fight
. It shows how when two members of the same family fight against each other they can never stay angry
 because they know each other very well and the love that they share is far
 than any fight.
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