Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two beautiful people in a Mercedes Analysis

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This is very similar to my original cluster document, but as part of my revision I tend to go over things so this is just a rerun of this poem; the difference being i've added a table considering the tone, ideas, imagery etc. Enjoy, let me know what you think.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Two Scavengers in a Truck,
Two beautiful people in a Mercedes
At the stoplight waiting for the light
nine am downtown San Francisco
a bright yellow garbage truck
with two garbagemen in red plastic blazers
standing on the back stoop
one on each side hanging on
and looking…

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And the very red light for an instant
holding all four close together
as if anything at all were possible
between them
across that small gulf
in the high seas
of this democracy.

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Themes Tone Structure Sound Imagery Ideas
Two The way cultures Bitter, No punctuation but lots of Directly contrasting Could the poem be
Scavengers mix and interact, angry. enjambment to illustrate how images to highlight the directions for the
in a Truck, as well as the way society is falling apart…

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