The Clown Punk. This poem is written from the perspective of your average ‘Joe Bloggs’ dad. On route somewhere, driving through a dodgy part of town, a local and presumably well known character- a punk- presses his face against the windscreen and scares the kids sitting in the back seat. The end of the punk era and the way that the punk was seen as an outsider. The poem is showing the end of youthful rebellion and the dismissive nature of society towards outsiders. In this poem the outsider, the clown punk, is threatening. Meanwhile the car symbolises the normal life that the punk has refused to be a part of. The Clown Punk. Simon Armitage select and evaluate textual detail to illustrate and support interpretations. AO2: explain how language. themes and settings. structure and form contribute to writers’ presentation of lasbodegasdeclaveria.comng Objectives (AQA) AO1: respond to texts critically and imaginatively.