I am going to look at 4 types of poverty that Simon Armitage has used in these poems. These are Emotional poverty, economic poverty, familial poverty and moral poverty. Firstly i will look at emotional poverty.
The definition of Emotional poverty means a person who is lacking feeling or emotion to situations or experiences this includes, sadness, anger, happy or depressed.
In the poem “hitcher “The narrator has emotional poverty. As an example of his emotion poverty in stanza three line four, he mentions “didn’t even swere”. This might shows killing the person he didn’t care and he didn’t have any emotion. This is one kind of poverty presented by Simon Armitage. This contrast the other characters in the poem does not show emotional poverty. As an example of this we can see in stanza 2 in line 2-3 “He was following the sun to west from east with jus...
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