Give by Simon Armitage

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    • Poem
      • About the embarrassment when we meet people who are different to us in an obvious way
      • Issues of identity and value of human life
      • Grim humour and sarcasm
      • Continuous use of "you" makes the reader focus on how they behave when approached by homeless in the street
      • Theme
        • Theatrical theme; "scene", "public place"= theatre. He is a street performer.
    • Form and Structure
      • 5 Stanzas
        • 5 stanzas +their length makes the poem look like an outstretched hand
        • 5 stanzas= 5 parts of a play eg. tragedy. The homeless man's life is a tragedy
    • Simon Armitage
      • Encourages laziness and dependence on charity with the portrayal of the weak and sorry character
      • Writes about people who are 'abnormalities in scoiety'
  • Simon Armitage
    • Encourages laziness and dependence on charity with the portrayal of the weak and sorry character
    • Writes about people who are 'abnormalities in scoiety'

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