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What is the message of two scavengers in a truck Explain the techniques used by the poet to put the message across The message of two scavengers is a simple one It shows us that no matter where we come from no matter how rich or poor we are there is a point where we all must wait as equals The traffic lights - a place where all is still all is silent a time for people to view each other check each other out Its also about how in this democratic life where we all are supposed to be equal we have an ever growing divide between the rich and poor This poem is written with out any punctuation however it does feature capitals which signify almost every time a comparison between the rich and glamorous people in the Mercedes and the poor morning workers of the garbage truck This lack of punctuation helps give the reader a feeling of timelessness when reading you stop as you choose no grammatical need to read faster or slower Also the gaps between line beginnings the ever deepening indent is like the growing depth of the richpoor divide This poem is riddled with contrasts each cunningly crafted into the stanza Each one reinforces the message of contrast between what society should be like and how it really is A bright yellow garbage truck Red plastic blazers These two extracts are representative in my opinion of how people are forced into jobs which stick out strongly in society as being bad jobs for morons and even jobs to stay away from like the conflicting colours of the garbage men and truck Yellow and red combined a signal often in the natural world of danger a warning that once in that job in that uniform and on that truck people will look down on you despite the fact you perform a necessary task - something
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