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Essay on Accidents Aren't All Created Equal

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Word travels fast anytime an accident occurs, whether that accident is an automobile accident, a plane accident, or a submerged boat. Wanting to be a part of everything, curious folks run to the site of the accident; either hoping for mayhem or hoping to be a component of the help. As exemplified in both "Titanic" by David R. Slavitt and "Auto Wreck" by Karl Shapiro, mishaps get the attention from voyeurs no matter how different they are in nature. Even though "Auto Wreck" and "Titanic" both portray accidents in different ways poetically, they both prove that accidents receive their focus from voyeurs no matter the time ever they occur or the situation that has befallen. The poem "Auto Wreck" focus is generally negative. It's all about an auto accident that takes place on the road, leaving "wrecks that cling,/Empty husks of locusts, to iron sticks" (620). It begins with the ambulance's entrance to attempt and conserve the victim at the "little hospital" (620). It explains that the paramedics are at such a rush to make that they shut the doors into the ambulance in an afterthought (620). Additionally, this poem moves into excellent detail about the ambulance and it has "Pulsing out crimson light such as a artery" (620). The vision compares the voyeur's throats to tourniquets and toes being bound together with splints (620). It continues to describe that, "We're deranged, walking one of the cops/Who sweep glassdouches ponds of blood(620)." Folks flock to injury scenes: a few out of curiosity, others from fear. Mostly they need to view the wreckage of what has occurred. Towards the end of the poem that the question remains one of the voyeurs, "Who will die?" (620). The poem "Titanic" doesn't go into much detail of the actual shipwreck; however it concentrates on the favorable part of.

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