Two scavengers describes a frozen moment in time at a san francisco traffic light two pairs of people from different backgrounds 'meet' it uses americanisms such as 'garbage', 'stoplight', and 'odorless' the repetition of the word 'elegant' adds to the sarcastic tone of this word. In 'two scavengers', descriptive words are used to highlight the differences between the people for example, scavengers are unworthy compared to an both poets show how the people feel in their different situations and give us their own view 'island man' obviously has fond memories of the. An interesting flip on the theme comes when ferlinghetti compares the older of the two scavengers with grey iron hair to the blondness of the the simplest explanation would lie in the juxtaposition of the two couples - each defined in contrast to the other the grungy workers symbolize a marxist. However two scavengers describes a frozen moment in time in san francisco and a rich couple pulls up behind them and the poet explains the difference between the two i know this because it says looking down into an elegant open mercedes with an elegant couple in it.
Ferlinghetti's two scavengers in a truck is an immediate snapshot of a scene in san francisco, where garbage men look down on a wealthy couple in their by focusing on this slice of life in downtown san francisco, the poet has brought to the attention of the reader the need to question political values. Choose two poems of your choice and discuss how browning uses dramatic monologues to present his characters 'will't please you sit and look at her' dramatic monologue is a poem that has a fictional narrator character and setting that represents the main characters point of view the objective of the. Two scavengers was written by lawrence ferlinghetti the poem highlights the differences between rich and poor and the working classes, as well in two scavengers, i like the way ferlinghetti laid out his poem and still made it coordinate with meaning of the poem and also, the way he started a. In two scavengers in a trucks, two beautiful people in a mercedes' the principal contrast between rich(two beautiful people in a mercedes) and poor the emphasis on dress is the bright red uniforms of scavengers and the 'cool' elegance of the man's 'hip' three piece suit and the woman's short skirt.
'old man' and 'half past two' are about two poems on each end of the age spectrum ferlingetti his idea of social different ways through the poem, 'two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes', ranging from staggering the lines to double meanings, these i am going to explain over. And the two scavengers up since four am grungy from their route on the way home the older of the two with grey iron hair and hunched back looking i particularly like the comparison to the gargoyle an image in extintintion, to which i have always felt attracted architects/artists in the past managed to. Two scavengers was written by lawrence ferlinghetti the poem highlights the differences between rich and poor and the working classes, as well as democracy and equality the poem itself is written in third person and based around a couple of bin men and a couple of 'beautiful', rich people. The poem vultures is about the poet comparing the two vultures that have disgusting eating habits, but they are still capable of affection for each other and the nazi officer who is cruel and in the poem a lot of comparison is used throughout to show the inequality between black and white people.
- a poetry comparison of two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes and nothing's changed the poem 'two scavengers in a truck in the second poem, two scavengers in a truck, lawrence ferlinghetti is writing about people that are of different groups once again but in. As the name suggests, two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes is about two people in a garbage truck, and the main idea focussed on in lawrence ferlinghetti's poem is the rich/poor division in america whilst he describes the two classes, he is not judgemental towards either. Two scavengers in a truck two beautiful people in a mercedes lawrence ferlinghetti 4 meaning this poem shoes that democracy doesn't necessarily work and everyone is not equal as it shows that there are rich and poor people in society and shows how they lead completely different.
Read and examine the poetry from two very different cultures although they are both dealing with contrasting societies, explore how each one presents the issue of social injustice and decide which of the two demonstrates more outrage at the injustice explored both nothing's changed and two. Tree locket by amy lv poems with comparisons students - when we compare one thing to something else, it helps our brains and souls take a mental leap by placing two different things near each other, two things which share some quality. Which poems could you compare 'two scavengers in a truck' to have a look at our suggestions and the comparison poet and poem imtiaz dharker: 'blessing' niyi osundare: 'not my business' what to look for in your comparison - both poems have a very free structure and describe.
In two scavengers, the first part describes the under-privileged life of the scavengers and the second describes the beautiful mercedes with an equally elegant couple inside it this contrast symbolises the huge difference between these two types of people, the working class and the upper. They both show signs of poverty in two scavengers and a truck the garbage men are the impoverished in nothing's changed the author describes the squalor of the region he lives in the poems also hint at separation of the classes. The two poems i am comparing are 'two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes', written by lawrence ferlinghetti, which shows the contrast in comparison, the tone of the two poems is fairly similar-they both are written in a sombre way, and both seem fairly negative.
English literature revision materials covering the poem called two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes by lawrence the garbagemen's day ends where the young couple's begins the poet compares the two pairs in detail, then seems to ask - at the end of the poem. Compare how the poets use contrasts in two scavengers and island man introduction: i am going to look at contrast in both of the poems i will be comparing the language and people democracy and places in language form coincide i think that i think that also the contrast bet both poets use form. The poem symbolizes the picture of the spring day there is a real landscape in this poem but even if we can see that same pattern, which saw the poet taking everything into consideration i can draw a conclusion that i fully analyzed and compared two poems according to their tone, imagery and.
This allows the poet to compare the two couples on board each vehicle and his language reveals his attitudes to them, to the american dream on the surface (ostensibly) the couple in the mercedes represent the success of the american dream and the garbage men show the uglier side of life. In 'two scavengers' and 'nothing's changed' both poets highlight segregation that happens normally in today's society both of the poems successfully show the inequalities in our alleged equal world.