Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Clashes and Collisions: Hitcher

No description

Sophia Miller

on 13 February 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Clashes and Collisions: Hitcher

HITCHER A POEM BY SIMON ARMITAGE The hitcher Tone The narrator "tired, under the weather"
could be hungover
mental issues
disordered mind
can't cope with job
under stress
lets out frustration on the hitcher
distanced from reality - last stanza non-sequitur
seems cold and clinical about what he has done hippie
idealistic, optimistic
seems happy with life
opposite/contrast to disturbed narrator
narrator jealous of hitcher from poet's point of view
cold blooded recount of what he's done
unemotional ABOUT:

a mentally disturbed man who picks up a hitchhiker and beats him up, possibly killing him, before throwing him out of the car and continuing along his journey WORDS colloquialisms : 'under the weather', 'I let him have it', 'stitch that'
'blowing in the wind' Bob Dylan reference
'krooklok' a metal lock for steering wheel
language of everyday speech and life
no figurative language or imagery
makes it sound like a confession or recount
Rhythm, rhyme + structure fairly ordered verses
hint at man's need to control his life
whimsical, childish rhymes (fired/hired, fair/there)
contrast with violent content
Full transcript