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A poem in which an incident is vividly described is the poem Glasgow 5th March 1971 by Edwin Morgan The incident is described using a variety of techniques such as imagery and word choice The poem shows a number of points including that life today has not progressed from 1971 and that as citizens we have certain responsibilities to others The poem is a true story about a man and his girlfriend who are walking down Sauchiehall Street when they are suddenly pushed in to a shop window by two youths who are attempting to raid a shop The shop window smashes causing serious injuries to the victims As the youths raid the shop they have no expression on their faces showing us they are not concerned about the injured parties While this incident is taken place two witnesses sit in their cars pretending they cant see or hear anything Atechnique used by Edwin Morgan is imagery as it helps to describe the scene in more depth and grab attentions The start of the poem is very important as it describes in great detail the weapon used With a ragged diamond of shattered plate-glass a young man and his girl are falling backwards in to a shop-window the word shattered is an auditory effect as soon as you read the words you can actually hear the sound of the window smash the connotations of the word are crush break and shatter The poet tries to convey the sense of jaggy uneven glass by using the words ragged diamond to shattered plate-glass this creates a vivid description as it builds a picture of how badly injured the wounded were plate-glass is a strong 1970 style type of glass for the glass to break the individuals must have been strongly pushed this idea is created by falling backwards as it indicates that the injured have been picked
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