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Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poet & Context

Born in 1919 in New York
Mostly associated with San Francisco as one of the main poets of the Beat movement.
In 1953 co-founded publishing house and bookshop called City Lights, specialising in…

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The phrase "small gulf" is oxymoronic; suggesting that society believes the gap between the
classes to be small, in reality it is huge and dangerous to cross. Alternatively it could show that
the difference between the people is tiny, yet society has made it into a gulf.


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