Best answer: okay, i'm not going to do it for you, but i will help you as this is one of my favourite poems in the anthology the first stanza of simon armitage's poem 'hitcher' reveals that the narrator has been off work for a while and is under threat of losing his job. This poem comes from simon artmitages' book of matches but is a longer poem than the matches - and has its own title hitcher | revision world skip to main content. ''hitcher'hitcher'by simon armitageby simon armitagelo: to understand the poem 'hitcher' usinglo: to understand the poem 'hitcher' usingtslaptslap 5. Most of us first met simon armitage in our gcse poetry anthologies his catchy, irreverent and accessible style got even the categorically uninterested members of my class listening my favourite poems were the dark ones - 'hitcher', for example, in which a frustrated office worker clubs a carefree hitchhiker to death with a krooklok. Poems of the week: 'education for leisure' by carol ann duffy and 'the hitcher' by simon armitage these two poems were in the old aqa gcse anthology which we don't study any more but they are certainly worth having a look at anyway: two different reflections on the theme of violence - and its cause and effect.
Violence and conscience in the poetry of carol ann duffy and simon armitage with 'hitcher', on photocopies brainstorm violent effect achieved by key words. About hitcher simon armitage was born in marsden, west yorkshire in 1963 he studied geography at portsmouth and psychology at manchester university, qualifying as a social worker and. The first stanza of simon armitage's poem 'hitcher' reveals that the narrator has been off work for a while and is under threat of losing his job.
Hitcher i'd been tired, under the weather, but the ansaphone kept screaming: one more sick-note, mister, and you're finished fired i thumbed a lift to where the car was parked. Simon armitage: ocr poetry anthology summaries (what happens, language, themes) hitcher • a man gets an irate message from boss, hitchhikes to a hire car, then. Ks3 english literature simon armitage learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers.
Simon armitage home contact literary agent dga (david godwin associates) 55, monmouth street london wc2h 9dg 0207 240 9992 email readings and bookings the. Simon armitage writes many poems about the topic of violence two of such poems dealing with the issue of violence are 'hitcher' and ' gooseberry season ' the poem 'hitcher' gives us a hint that the poem may be about a hitch-hiker. A few questions/thoughts i have used when discussing this provocative poem consider the subversive aspects of the poem these might be in terms of the register employed by the speaker as much as the 'event' of the poem itself. It was written in 1993 in the book called book of matches.
Photo by mike smuts on flickr hitcher i'd been tired, under the weather, but the ansaphone kept screaming one more sick-note mister, and you're finished. It is a poem of comparison and a monologue and a free verse (which allows his thoughts to change rapidly like a stream of the consciousness) it is about a man that is under pressure for his boss to get to work and the hitcher and him are compared throughtout the poem, where they are alike and. The hitcher by simon armitage 3 years ago 21 views flavia aiken follow the hitcher by simon armitage report report this video select an issue sexual content. Buy book of matches on amazon losing none of the exuberance which has become a hallmark of simon armitage's poetry, these poems are more personal the book is divided into three sections - the book of matches which are sonnets, becoming of age and reading the bans, a series of poems about armitage's marriage.
Poems analysed from simon armitage hitcher by simon armitage simon armitage. Hitcher - simon armitage i'd been tired, under the weather, but the ansaphone kept screaming: one more sick-note, mister, and you're finished fired i thumbed a lift to where the car was parked. Could you please help me on a few questions on the poem the hitcher by simon armitage 1 what do you think of the way armitage uses contrast in this poem.