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I will be comparing The hunchback in the park and The clown punk and how the poets of the poems present isolated characters.

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Jason Swalli 11A 36-mark question Q: Compare the ways poets present isolated characters in ?the hunchback n the park? and one other poem from characters and voice. In this essay answer, I will be comparing ?The hunchback in the park? and ?The clown punk? and how the poets of the poems present isolated characters. I will compare them in terms of the context, language, structure and moos/tone of the poem. ?The hunchback in the park? is about a homeless man that gets bullied by a small group of boys because of his hunchback and the fact that he lives in the park. He tried to keep away from the boys and the park keeper. This creates that he is isolated as is kept away from everyone, possibly because of his appearance. The poet is trying to create an isolated character here by explaining how he tries to keep away from the boys. ...read more.


The poet also, says that the character tries ?dodging the park keeper?. This shows an isolated character as it shows that the character is trying to keep away from everyone else and is therefore trying to remain isolated form other people. Similarly, In ?The clown punk?, the poet presents an isolated character when he says, ?every pixel of the man?s skin is shot through indelible ink?. This presents an isolated character as his appearance differs from the typical humans, In terms of the number of tattoos. As a result of the number of tattoos that he has, he is not seen as human, and is therefore isolated from other people. The poet uses the structure of the poem to present an isolated character in ?The hunchback the park?. The poem is in past tense, and this could show that the poet I recalling memories from their past. ...read more.


Another example of this is ?made all day until bell time?. This shows vulnerability in the poem. It also shows that He wants someone to protect him from people who mean harm to him. The fact hat he wants protection presents an isolated character as he has nobody to protect him and look after him, and he therefore has to rely on others to look after him. This differs to how the poet of ?The clown punk? presents an isolated character. An example of this is ?Let it rain?. The rain in this quote could show tears, as the children won?t see the clown punk again. This presents an isolated character as it shows that the clown punk may be crying too as he is isolated and he may want people around him to look after him. To conclude, the poets in ?The hunchback in the park? and ?The clown punk? use content, language, structure and mood/tone in the poems to present isolated characters. ...read more.

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