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Flashcards in The Clown Punk Deck (6):
1

What is the structure and form?

14 lines = sonnet, love poem
Iambic pentameter

2

What is the hidden meaning?

Love, demonstrates how we need to have love for everyone no matter their status (homeless)

3

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

4

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

5

Like a basket of washing that got up - line 3

Like a basket of washing = simile, washed up, but also warm and familiar

6

The Clown Punk

The = there is only one
Clown = funny, painted smiles means he's not actually smiling, humiliation
Punk = insult, serious, unsophisticated
The Clown Punk = oxymoron, a joke