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Compare Nothings Changed by Tatamkhulu Africa and Two Scavengers on a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Compare "Nothing's Changed" by Tatamkhulu Africa and "Two Scavengers on a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti As the name suggests Nothing's Changed is about the apartheid. A poor black man in district six, a poor area of South Africa, who is describing the area and his feelings and he says that nothing's changed. It's all the same even though they had black president Nelson Mandela who stopped the apartheid. It was still the same, all the buildings were covered in glass and there was a restaurant but it was only for the whites, The only place for the blacks was a cafe with white plastic chairs and tables. Two Scavengers in a truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes is about two classes brought together by a red light and the scavengers are looking down into the Mercedes then the poet describes the two beautiful people in the Mercedes to be rich and the two scavengers to be poor. ...read more.

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man in the Mercedes but there allot of differences like the clothes they were wearing, the scavengers were wearing red plastic blazers as if to warn people and the man in he Mercedes was wearing a three piece linen suit and the woman was wearing a short skirt and coloured stocking and they were on the way to the architect's office, the point the poet is making is that for once in their life the two scavengers are looking down on the rich people but in life it would be the other way round. The feelings of the scavengers would be I wish that was me because I reckon they don't like their jobs and they probably don't get paid much but I think they also feel angry with them selves because if they studied hard when they were young that could be them, the two beautiful people in the Mercedes are feeling quite cool and relaxed not taking any notice of the ...read more.

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it isn't but it shows you that not everything is true, the phrases that stand out in the first poem are "small round hard stones click under my heels" I like this because it uses an onomatopoeia another phrase is "No board say it is" I like this one because it gives a feel of that the town is haunted or there used to be a sign there but it got took down so know one knew it was there unless You lived there, The phrases in two scavengers which I liked were "An elegant open Mercedes" this makes the Mercedes stand out from the rest of the other cars another is "like some Gargoyle Quasimodo" this means the two scavengers are leaning over to take a closer look at the couple in the Mercedes. So overall I'm quite surprised with the two poems because they tell a story of something that has supposed to change but it really hasn't. By Steven Williams ...read more.

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