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'The Hunchback in the park,' was a poem written by Dylan Thomas based on reality.

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GCSE Dylan Thomas

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'The Hunchback in the park,' was a poem written by Dylan Thomas based on reality. When he was a boy, he used to go to the park, and would always see this lonely old man, whom he then wrote this poem about. The poet has looked at the theme of isolation in an intriguing way, solely looking at one specific person's isolation from the community, looking at the way he lived, and was mocked by strangers. Also the half rhyme used throughout the poem creates a sense of melancholy. The opening stanzas involve no punctuation and the lines seem to run into each other. This pattern is continued throughout the rest of the poem.

In the first couple of lines in the poem the poet described the hunchback as a

'A solitary mister,'

We can already imagine that the man is isolated from the community and therefore spends many of his days with his own company, banished to the park. This suggests that the hunchback is always left in isolation and that no one is bothered to care about him. The solitary makes the isolation significant because he is always left by himself

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