The theme of being an outcast from society is explored explicitly in 3 poems; Give, The Clown Punk and The Hunchback in the Park. The three poems explore characters who are cast aside because of homelessness, extreme fashion and physical disability. They are varied in tone and structure, some basic notes have been compiled on the three:

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For revision, you need to explore the poems further. Read them carefully and explore other interesting quotations. How do they link to each other as well as the other poems in the anthology? You can also answer the following questions:

  • Which poem do you prefer?
  • Which character do you feel the most pity for?
  • How do the poets explore isolation?
  • Identify which person they are written in and comment on the differences.