Roger Mcgough Poem Analysi

Topics: Social class, Poetry, Sociology Pages: 2 (794 words) Published: March 21, 2013
Roger McGough was a well-known British poet who has written a lot of poems about inequality, life and unfairness between social classes. I have chosen to discuss and compare the following poem “The Commission”, “Nooligan” and “Streemin” of Roger McGough. The three poems I have chosen are mainly written in the area of inequality of this world and the unfairness of social class. In “The Commission” Roger McGough has written the contrast of the different social class and the difference between the wealthy and the poor. In the poem he wrote “In this poem there is a table. Groaning with food. There is also a child, Groaning for lack of food” this clearly stated out the different between the wealthy and the poor. In “Nooligan” he criticises the use of violence and bullying in school, he used the following lines “I’m a Nooligan don’t give a toss, in our class I’m the boss” to tell to the audience that everyone is born equal, no one should be hurt or to be treated differently to others. In the poem “Streemin” Roger McGough again criticises the inequality between the different social classes by using “But all these divishns aren’t reely fair”. Roger McGough’s poem is always very relaxed and smooth, never intense. Most of the time he seems like he is talking to himself or into his own deep thinking. In “The Commission” he used rhyme over the whole poem, with the relax tone, he presented his theme of the inequality like he was telling the audience about one of his dreams. However he used rhyming in the poem “Nooligan” to create a sense of humours, describing a bully in school, he presents his idea nicely to audience while giving them some fun. The poem “Streemin” isn’t written in formal language, slangs and short forms are used, this give the audience an idea that the person isn’t really educated, which presents his purpose for this poem perfectly. After reading Roger McGough’s poem, I have learned a lot about life and this world. His poem told me that everybody are born...
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