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Both of these poems Tramp by Rupert Loydell and Decomposition by Zulfikar Ghose represent the homeless and less fortunate people in our society

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In society, in everyday life people differ in ways of who they are and their life situations. These situations can be perceived negatively. Both of these poems Tramp by Rupert Loydell and Decomposition by Zulfikar Ghose represent the homeless and less fortunate people in our society through the negative assumptions from the rest of society. Both of these two poems are structured well in a way that the stanzas are equally spaced out. For example, the poem Tramp is four quatrains and Decomposition is five quatrains. From my response, the use of structure in the two poems could symbolise the narrator considering the situations they have seen and all that they can do is retell it as it was. ...read more.


In the poem Decomposition the narrator uses a simile ?his shadow thrown aside like a blanket?. With this said, it is dehumanising the homeless man. This affects the reader in a way that it creates sympathy towards the man being poor and lifeless, as well as being compared to a blanket on the road. As the reader you could presume that through the representation of a blanket it refers to the thin worthless blanket being the thin worthless man due to the man?s poverty and starvation. Following the thinness of the blanket, the only purpose on the man would be the warmth that remains from and for the road. For example, ?his arms and legs could be cracks in the stone?. ...read more.


For example, a religious one ? prophets are worshipped due to their links with God. Furthermore, the words of prophets should be listened to and should be respected. Although, in the case of this poem, the narrator uses the term ?gibbers?. This is a nonsensical approach which therefore shoes the little respect towards the man, by using religious terms in a way of mocking him. I think that the case of disrespect to the man is very similar to the other poem Decomposition, through what I have outlined with the blanket in the paragraph above. In conclusion, both of the poems affect the reader in different ways through the uses of techniques to represent narrators with somewhat of uncomfortable point on views. The use of a religious point could make us question our own thoughts. Whereas the other uses art and imagery to make us consider human life in society. Rhianne Goodchild ...read more.

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