Reading and briefly reflecting on titles is one way to preview an assignment. Here is a simple example of what can happen when just a title is ignored. How easy is it to comprehend the meaning?

This strange thing must have crept
Right out of hell.
It resembles a bird's foot
Worn around the cannibal's neck.
As you hold it in your hand,
As you stab with it into a piece of meat,
It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird
Its head which like your fist
Is large, bald, beakless and blind.