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Theme: Power of conflict

‘We got sent out’

Context- Explores the power of conflict by describing how conflict had control over the soldiers.

-‘We got sent out’ = INSTRUCTION which implies they had no choice/ they had to kill/ power of conflict causes guilt.

2

Theme: Power of conflict

‘And tossed his guts back into his body’

Language device- A violent killing is JUXTAPOSED as he talks about the violent event in a relaxed way.

-Conflict is so powerful soldiers think this kind of event is normal, talked about in a relaxed manor.

-Implies that violent killings are just an everyday thing to the soldiers as this is what conflict has led them to believe.

3

Theme: Power of conflict

‘End of story, not really’

Structure- A chatty conservational tone.

-We’re being told in a conservation that they think after the war is over that’s it, however

CONFLICT STILL HAS THE POWER AFTER WAR as it comes back to

haunt them/ the GUILT of the killings.

4

Theme: Effect of war on people

‘His bloody life in my bloody hands’

Context- Explores Effect of war on people as GUILT

-‘In my bloody hands’ - the soldier is blaming himself/ feeling GUILTY.

-He killed him and he has his blood on his hands to prove it.

5

Theme: Effect of war on people

‘Possibly armed, possibly not’

Language device- REPETITION of ‘possibly armed, possibly not’.

-It’s repeated from the beginning of the poem.

-The repetition shows how the event is replaying in the soldiers mind, as he is blaming himself, the effect this has on him is CONSTANT GUILT.

-Angry and blaming himself.

6

Theme: Effect of war on people

‘But near to the knuckle, here and now, his bloody life in my bloody hands’

Structure of 8 stanzas!

This LAST stance is a COUPLET to make it stand out.

-Ends dramatically/ proves how the war has a dramatic effect on the soldier.

-The war has the effect of him putting all the blame upon himself.