Glasgow 5th march 1971 edwin morgan essay

Mr Crawford’s English class

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Glasgow 5th of March 1971 poem and notes

5 TH MARCH 1971

street when a young couple are pushed backwards through a shop window by two youths who are intent on robbing the shop. The poem goes on to describe the attitude of the youths and of the other people who are in the vicinity at the time.

5 th of March 1971 gives us an insight into the violent reality of inner city life. A sense of objectivity is created because the poet himself does not appear in the poem.

Glasgow 5th March 1971 Essay | Essay

Glasgow 5th March 1971

This poem is about an incident in Glasgow where a man and his girl have been pushed through a window so that two youth can complete a robbery. When we arrive the incident is already happening. The man and his girl both have injuries the girl could die as she has serious injuries and she is losing blood. The two youths do not convey any emotion at all to what has just happened .

In the background everyone else is still continuing on with their life’s .

The first technique that is used in the poem is onomatopoeia the word is used to make us visualise the glass breaking and it also tells us the type of noise the glass made when it broke. By doing this he gives us the impression of the glass breaking into tiny pieces and the noise that it would have made.

Edwin Morgan ‘Glasgow 5 March 1971’

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