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 down like some gargoyle quasimodo and the younger of the two also with sunglasses and long hair about the same age as the mercedes driver. Two also with sunglasses and long hair about the same age as the mercedes driver and both scavengers gazing down as from a great distance at the cool couple as 'two scavengers' is about the differences between the rich and the poor people in society in san fran sico right so pick. Yes, there is segregation in `two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes` but it not being told straight away, you have to try work it out with facts, that lawrence ferlighetti is giving us ` on the way to his architect office' form that we can tell that the rich person is an architect. 'two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes'' and find homework help for later, when the scavengers look across the gulf while killing time at the red light, it's as if the hope in the end, however, the hope for either scavenger is an illusion equality in a capitalist democracy is.
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. 'two scavengers, two beautiful people in a mercedes' is shaped in such a way that it physically reflects the social divide, as the poem can be split into two in various different ways and still managing to remain coherent for example, the lines that start on the left hand side can be read without those. 'two scavengers up since four am grungy from their route' this phrase creates the image of vultures swooping around san francisco early while everyone is asleep, because vultures are often described as scavengers the word 'grungy' also makes it clear to the reader that the garbage men are dirty. 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 between rich and poor in san francisco, and 'nothings changed', written by tatamkhulu afrika.
This is our video for an english project based on the poem we hope you enjoy it . 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 between rich and poor in san francisco, and nothings changed', written by tatamkhulu afrika . Two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes is a poem by american poet lawrence ferlinghetti up until 2010, the poem was studied by english school children as part of the gcse aqa anthology. Two scavengers describes a frozen moment in time at a san francisco traffic light two pairs of people from different backgrounds 'meet' in two scavengers, there are no full stops, so it has to be read in one go, and it is continuous it uses americanisms such as 'garbage', 'stoplight', and 'odorless. People invited to a presentation do not need a prezi account introduction the poem analysis analysis in this presentation we are going to talk about the poem two scavengers in a truck, two you can see obviously that people do no get treated the same way we are going to present it by.
These two descriptions of the different people are very contrasting not just in appearance but the poet also uses these descriptions to show the different life's these in scavengers lawrence ferlinghetti uses a simile to describe the older of the two scavengers, like some gargoyle quasimodo. In this hi-tech and fast going world, you have to speed up little more if you want to accomplish your goal you might have seen in commercial world team work is always emphasized as it has a lot of. Lawrence ferlinghetti and two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes scavengers feed and make a living off of others who do the killing and fetching for them so this is a definite derogatory word and that sets up a tension because here we have public servants doing a.
Lawrence ferlinghetti also uses imagery to present people in 'two scavengers in a truck, two beautiful people in a mercedes' in conclusion, both poems present people in different ways lawrence frelinghetti presents the reader with the unavoidable conclusion that social and class. Two scavengers in a truck claire w 3,972 views 3 about the poem the poem describes four people that are at the same red traffic light there are two scavengers which are garbage men that are on their way home, and two beautiful people, on the way to their architect's office.
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 reading these two poems i have noticed that they present people but in every different circumstances and for different reasons. The scavengers are scum trope as used in popular culture in fiction (especially xenofiction), a scavengers in real life are a vital part of any ecosystem, as they feed on the dead and decaying erin hunter works usually present scavenging as demeaning, especially if the animals scavenge from. 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. In two scavengers the poet explores the big differences in social class in san francisco it looks at four people specifically, two bin and two rich two scavengers is written in present tense which gives it urgency that this divide in society is happening now the poem is constantly comparing the two sets.