M- The writer is trying to emphasise how many soldiers were killed in the war. The writer is also attempting to show the readers that there is no end to how many dead soldiers are being brought back home during the war.
I- The writer is allowing the readers to imagine dead soldiers being brought home back to their families.
L- The writer uses language such as smiles and evocative language
E- The writer shows the readers that this poem is meant to be sad and make them feel sympathy