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`What Were They Like?' By Denise Levertov
Denise Levertov was one of America's most important 20th Century poets
and was a long-term activist for peace and justice. This poem was written in
response to the Vietnam War.
· The poem opens, somewhat unusually, with a series of questions all of…

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a highly developed culture.
· The answers to the questions are polite and impersonal, even when describing the
horrors of the war ­ "after the children were killed / there were no more buds" ...
"there was only time to scream."
· The lack of emotion makes the impact of…

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`Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes' By
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a 1950s American Beat poet. In Two Scavengers... he
writes about the differences that he has observed in society.
· The poem deals with a particular moment in time. It is a snapshot…

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Page 1

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`What Were They Like?' By Denise Levertov
Denise Levertov was one of America's most important 20th Century poets
and was a long-term activist for peace and justice. This poem was written in
response to the Vietnam War.
· The poem opens, somewhat unusually, with a series of questions all of…

Page 2

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a highly developed culture.
· The answers to the questions are polite and impersonal, even when describing the
horrors of the war ­ "after the children were killed / there were no more buds" ...
"there was only time to scream."
· The lack of emotion makes the impact of…

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`Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes' By
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a 1950s American Beat poet. In Two Scavengers... he
writes about the differences that he has observed in society.
· The poem deals with a particular moment in time. It is a snapshot…

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