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In The Snack Bar Critical Essay

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GCSE Miscellaneous

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In The Snack Bar

"In The Snack-bar" is a poem by Edwin Morgan. It tells the story of an old, blind man's time in a snack bar in Glasgow. It tells about how he needs to trust complete strangers when he needs someone to help him do simple, everyday tasks. I'm going to look at the different techniques the poet has used and how this poem teaches us a little bit about blindness, and the embarrassment people must go through.

The poem starts by telling us the old mans dirty, scruffy looking appearance and his trouble standing up. At first we don't know that he is blind, but as the first section of the poem goes on, it becomes quite clear to the reader. We then read about a perfect stranger taking this old man to the toilet and how long it took for them to get there. The stranger had to tell the man every step to take and where to go and where to stand. We are then told about how much help he needs in the toilet and the help he gets on the bus.

The poet uses a range of

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