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A Calous Crime

Summary: Glasgow, 5th March, 1971', by Edwin Morgan, is a modern poem about a shocking crime committed upon `a young man and his girl' by `two youths' and witnessed by two expressionless drivers who pass by without turning a hair.
`Glasgow, 5th March, 1971', by Edwin Morgan, is a modern poem about a shocking crime committed upon `a young man and his girl' by `two youths' and witnessed by two expressionless drivers who pass by without turning a hair.

The first way in which this poem effectively conveys the incident is the form it takes: very unemotional, clear and `formal' - almost like a police report. This feeling is emphasized in the title, which is simply a place and date. The title does two things: in the first place it implies some kind of record, not a poem; secondly, it is almost like the first line of the poem and sets the scene so we can vividly imagine the actions that follow.

Nowhere in the text does Morgan use poetic or emotive language but even though no emotion is implied in the way that it is written...

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