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Clashes and Collisions: Hitcher
Transcript of Clashes and Collisions: Hitcher
could be hungover
can't cope with job
lets out frustration on the hitcher
distanced from reality - last stanza non-sequitur
seems cold and clinical about what he has done hippie
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
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