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How do poets present violence or anti-social behaviour?

The poems "Hitcher", "Stealing" , "My last Duchess" and "The Laboratory" present anti-social
behaviour and violence as being necessary and part of everyday life or being psychologically
forced to because there is no other solution. The speakers in all of these forms…

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"My Last Duchess" And "Hitcher" both use language to present violent speakers, with a lack of
care towards their violent actions. In "Hitcher" Armitage's use of colloquial language gives us a
sense of the speaker's lack of care. The speaker states "I let him have it" and then moves onto…


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