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'The Clown Punk' by Simon Armitage (analysis)

Duration: 03:43

Simon Armitage explores and explains the themes, ideas, feelings and attitudes behind 'The Clown Punk' and considers the language, structure and form of the poem linked to its central ideas. His reading of the poem is combined with visual images and documentary footage of the punk era, alongside an explanation and analysis of some key words and phrases. He considers the ways the poem can be interpreted as an exploration of the effects of the passage of time.

Available since: Fri 23 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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