war poetry - homecoming

war poetry - homecoming
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  • HOMECOMING
  • Structure: Rhyming, stanzas, short and long sentences, repetition of words "bringing them home". This emphases how many soldiers were dying and how many dead bodies were getting brought home.
  •  Meaning: This poem means that soldiers are dying, and that there is no end to the soldiers being brought home.
  • Imagery: The poet shows the reader the image of dead people, making the reader feel the pain of the family.
  • Language: Simile - "telegram tremble likes leaves from a wintering tree" and "the howl of their homecoming rises surrounding them like their last memories."
  • Emotion: The poet shows the reader that the poem is meant to make them feel empathetic to the dead soldiers families and feel sad for them.
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