Flashcards in The Clown Punk Deck (6):
What is the structure and form?
14 lines = sonnet, love poem
What is the hidden meaning?
Love, demonstrates how we need to have love for everyone no matter their status (homeless)
Driving home through the shonky side of town - line 1
Driving home = the narrator is describing someone who obviously has a car so has more money than the people on the shonky side of town, viewing people of a lower status
Shonky = low status, unimportant, chavvy, rundown
Three times out of ten you'll see the town clown - line 2
Three times out of ten = usually 9 times out of ten, mysterious
Town clown = how everyone refers to him, shows social class in action, rhyme
Like a basket of washing that got up - line 3
Like a basket of washing = simile, washed up, but also warm and familiar