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The HunchBack In The Park
Transcript of The HunchBack In The Park
Character & Voice
Read the poem...
What do you think the poem is about?
Can you identify any string words? Circle them
Can you spot any literary devices?
Themes and Ideas
SIMILAR TO OF MICE AND MEN- CANDY OR CROOKS OR CURLEY'S WIFE????
Share Your Ideas...
as they mocked him about his disability
innocent as strawberries
remind us that they are young and unaware of his disability.
-The Huchback is contrasted to the kids as they are young, have company.
Isolated through a disability through
locks and chains
which means only one suggesting that he is lonely.
suggesting that he is old.
Sleep in a dog kennel
suggest that he was treated like a dog.
The Hunchback is compared to a dog...
The “truant boys"
The Hunchback is contrasted to a “
straight young woman
” represents perfection and youth which he does not have.
The Hunchback is limited to freedom as he is locked in his body
He is tormented by the children in the park and has to hide from the park keeper.
"That lets the
he came early"
he sat down"
"Alone between nurses and
Has enjambment, for example in stanza 7 when the boys ran past
“the birds the grass the trees the lake”
without commas which suggests the amount of energy the boys had when they were running along the railings and the shrubberies.
7 stanzas long
6 lines in them
Repeated rhyme of
and the effect of this is to remind us of where the Hunchback is there all the time.
The first and last verses have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This may even get our sympathy and feelings for this old man being in a public place but on his own
reality and imagination
him being alone and the boys all together
Don't judge people
Makes us think if we have done anything as cruel as this.
The Clown Punk
Reminds us of the Hunchback of Notre Dame
"Like the park birds he came early"
"Like the water he sat down"
"Straight as a young elm"
Lots of the language suggests this magical world of the boys and their imagiantion is shown by the
surreal similes and metaphors.
Lines 4-5 and 37
give a sense that the park doesn't 'exist' after the gates are locked.
The park is '
' in a way that is messy
Metaphor compares the hunchback to a dog linking with chains and kennel.
roar on the rockery
"; this also uses onomatopoeia to suggest the sound of the tigers ( the boys playing at tigers)
" Suggest how sad the Hunchback is when the park is closed and the alteration emphasis this.
Thank You For Watching