Paper 2 Section A: Reading Poems from Different Cultures and Traditions 4 Understanding linguistic, structural and presentational devices Student Book Page 122 Activity 1 3 Look at the imagery of the poem Two Scavengers in a Truck on pages 116–17. Complete the following chart to comment on the effects of some of the metaphors and similes. One example has been done for you. Imagery What are the effects of the imagery? ‘hunched back/looking down like some/gargoyle Quasimodo’ The two garbagemen look at the young couple ‘as if they were watching some odorless TV ad/in which everything is always possible’ ‘stoplight’ or ‘red light’ ‘the high seas/of this democracy’ This is a metaphor for a brief period of time. The rich and poor couples have been brought together for only a few brief moments simply because a red traffic light has stopped both vehicles. Everyone knows that in a few seconds the light will change to green and rich and poor will go their separate ways – it’s only accidental that they seem close to each other.