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    Identify the point of view of Dylan Thomas' "The Hunchback in the Park". What do the details of the poem tell us about the speaker? Should be a somewhat brief essay.

    Dylan Thomas - The Hunchback In The Park

    The hunchback in the park
    A solitary mister
    Propped between trees and water
    From the opening of the garden lock
    That lets the trees and water enter
    Until the Sunday sombre bell at dark

    Eating bread from a newspaper
    Drinking water from the chained cup
    That the children filled with gravel
    In the fountain basin where I sailed my ship
    Slept at night in a dog kennel
    But nobody chained him up.

    Like the park birds he came early
    Like the water he sat down
    And Mister they called Hey Mister
    The truant boys from the town
    Running when he had heard them clearly
    On out of sound

    Past lake and rockery
    Laughing when he shook his paper
    Hunchbacked in mockery
    Through the loud zoo of the willow groves
    Dodging the park keeper
    With his stick that picked up leaves.

    And the old dog sleeper
    Alone between nurses and swans
    While the boys among willows
    Made the tigers jump out of their eyes
    To roar on the rockery stones
    And the groves were blue with sailors

    Made all day until bell time
    A woman figure without fault
    Straight as a young elm
    Straight and tall from his crooked bones
    That she might stand in the night
    After the locks and chains

    All night in the unmade park
    After the railings and shrubberies
    The birds the grass the trees the lake
    And the wild boys innocent as strawberries
    Had followed the hunchback
    To his kennel in the dark.

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    Solution Summary

    Identifies the point of view of Dylan Thomas' "The Hunchback in the Park". It also discusses what the details of the poem tell us about the speaker.

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