Presenting People in Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes, and Island Man

Presenting People in Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes, and Island Man

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Presenting People in Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes, and Island Man

In this essay I will compare the ways in which the poets present
people in “Two Scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a
Mercedes” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and “Island Man” by Grace Nichols.

In this essay I will look at the shape, structure, poetic devices and
language in both poems. Firstly I will examine what the two poems are
about and the ways how both poets portray the people in the poems.

The poem “Two Scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a
Mercedes” is about a coincidence meeting of the two working class
scavengers and a beautiful, rich couple in Mercedes. This poem was set
in America and was aimed to show that there is class division and was
commenting on American society.

In this poem there is a huge contrast between rich and poor. I know
this because the description of the two scavengers and the rich couple
shows us the inequality that the two classes have.

The poem is not set in stanzas but can be divided into 5 stages. It is
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