The cockroach

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The cockroach

  1. 1. The Cockroach Kevin Halligan
  2. 2. Interesting Facts • Crushed cockroaches when applied to a wound, can help ease the sting • Cockroaches have white blood • A roach can live a week without a head. It dies after a week due to lack of water
  3. 3. • Roaches primarily come out for water, not food • Cockroaches can live a month without food, but only a week without water • A cockroach that has just shed it's skin is white and has black eyes. It takes 8 hours to reproduce the skin layer.
  4. 4. • Cockroaches thrive in all conditions and live in the desert as well as the arctic • Most roaches have the ability to fly, but not all do. • Fried cockroaches are common snacks in Cambodia, as are spiders and rats
  5. 5. Kevin Halligan • Born in Toronto, Canada • In 1964 • Anglophile • Travelled extensively • Wrote this poem in Asia
  6. 6. The Poem • Intense focus on the cockroach – why? • Tone of the narrator • Effect on the reader

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