Comparison of the Characters in Clown Punk and Give

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Comparison of Characters All three poems have powerful characters all three portraying raw and strong emotions, towards the reader signifying similar emotions and purpose being displayed. When analysed carefully, you can notice a lot of identical techniques used by the different poets.
For example all three use some type of form of rhyme, half-rhymes or even rhyming couplets, this works especially well in ‘Hunchback’ for example ‘rockery […] hunchbacked in mockery’ this emphasis the point of how the character is being treated as a sham without the utter respect given; which happens to be the same sort of disrespectful and mimicry semantic field towards the other two poems as well for example in the ‘Clown punk’ ‘His dyed brain […] and let it rain’ the technique of using rhyming couplets at the very gives a more memorable and impaction ending, this give the reader a dramatic finish to reflect upon. As well there is the rhyming couplet at the very end of ‘Give’ ‘That’s big of you […] I beg of you’ this is also similar to the ending of the ‘clown punk’ but it also contains a sort of sarcastic reaction from the voice ending it on a dreary note. The tones on all poems are a similar type: bleak, monotonous and oppressive, but each carrying a different meaning, teaching and moral to the reader. The tonality of ‘The hunchback’ gives off something that sadly happens every day… The poem shows the brutality of everyday life that happens to be the truth. It displays a certain type of cruel and insulting poem focusing on one homeless man. ‘Laughing when he shook his paper Hunchback in mockery […] Dodging the park keeper’ this exactly shows the view of the children mocking the hunchback and treating him as he isn't a human being! But when they ‘dodge’ the park keeper this symbolizes the…...

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