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'Give' by Simon Armitage (analysis)

Duration: 04:43

Simon Armitage explores the ways in which a poem can have both surface and deeper meanings. His reading of 'Give' is combined with images of homelessness in Manchester as well as an interview with a person who has experienced homelessness, describing how it feels to be an outsider in modern society. Armitage then explores possible deeper meanings behind the surface, linking analysis of language and structure to alternative ways of interpreting the poem.

Available since: Thu 22 Nov 2012

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Simon Armitage, Writing Poems

Simon Armitage goes behind the scenes of some of his most famous poems.

First broadcast: 09 Mar 2012

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