GCSE: Character And Voice- The Clown Punk Summary

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L.1 "Shonky"- Rought/Dodgey/Avoided- Neologism (A newly coined word or expression- a more individual approach)

The part of town seems dirty and desolate- undermimes the funny aspect of the poem.

L.4 "Towing"- Pulling/dragging

L.4 "But.. L.5- Don't laugh"- Juxtaposition- Broken stanza suggests that there is something wrong.

L.5 "Pixel"- Metaphor- Tiny dot.particle- 'pore'- Possibly inferring this man is mysterious/disguised.

Compares the creature (man) to a computer image- which makes him seem not quite real.

L.6- "Shot"- suggests violence or injury.

L.9 "Deflated", "Shruken"- Emptied- Ambiguous- could be an accident that's caused his physical body to decay. 

L.11 "Wince"- To Give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the body out of pain or distress.

Irony- clowns are usually associated with laughter not fear or disgust.

L.10 "Daubed"- To paint, coar, or smear (a surface) with a…


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