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The poem “” by Edwin Morgan is on the theme of isolation. The chance encounter between the narrator and an old disabled man acquires increasing significance by the end of the poem in which the narrator takes the old Canada Goose Outlet man to the toilet. Morgan helps to create a deeper understanding of the theme of isolation though use of poetic techniques such as imagery and sentence structure.

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“Painful ages to close his trousers and coat

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Canada Goose Jackets The chance encounter between the old man and the narrator has lead them to the toilet. However, Morgan does not say who the process is “painful” for. It could certainly be “painful” for the old man who is so disabled that even the simplest action causes pain but it could also be “painful” for the narrator who feels so uncomfortable waiting in this disabled man’s presence. Canada Goose canada goose outlet uk Jackets

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The chance encounter has acquired yet more significance as the narrator performs personal tasks for the canada goose outlet uk sale old man and we see that society has isolated this man because of his dependence on it.

Lack of communication is key to isolation and as the encounter develops further we see that the old man cannot communicate well.

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After the old man has left and the encounter is over the tone becomes more philosophical as Morgan reflects on the encounter and shows how it has acquired increased significance.

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The description of the old man situation has become clear now the encounter is thought back on. The old man is isolated by the society that he “depends” on. Morgan is trying to show that it is up to society not to “evade ” him because the old man himself cannot make the effort to free himself from the isolation. The old canada goose outlet store new york man must concentrate all his effort to “haul his blind hump” wherever he goes. Morgan again just refers to the disability when talking about the man which emphasises the bitterness of the tone and the prejudiced way people view this old man. Although the encounter is over it is still gaining importance as Morgan reflects on it. The reader is lead to a deeper understanding of the problems of a society which isolates those who need help the most though this reflection.

Canada Goose Outlet The poem “In the Snack Bar” by Edwin Morgan details the encounter between our old man and the narrator. At the beginning of the poem it is clear that the old man is isolated and as the poem progresses we understand why. However, by the end of the development of the encounter, not only do we have a deeper understanding of why the old man is isolated, we have also seen that we as a society are isolated from this old man because we cannot get past seeing him as this or that disability. The old man cannot canada goose outlet germany make the effort to connect with society; it is down to us not canada goose outlet trillium parka black to isolate him. Morgan makes us question ourselves about whether we would have helped the old man if it had been us instead of the reader and, personally, I am still left wondering Canada Goose Outlet.

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