And I gaze up his nose in despair,
And his drill it do whine,
(a) Who does ‘his’ refer to?
(b) What is being drilled?
© What does the word ‘whine’ tell us about the speaker’s experience?
(a) ‘His’ refers to the dentist.
(b) The teeth of the poet are being drilled.
© The noise (whining) made by the drill shows that the speaker is having a painful experience.