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  • Donald Bruce Dawe Homecoming
  • The poet doesn't use stanzas in this poem, He does this to emphasise the harsh climates that soldiers faced in the harsh time of war.
  •  The meaning of this poem is that there is no end to the suffering soldiers being brought home. He emphasizes this in the opening lines when they are being picked up from  everyone
  • The poet uses the opening lines to make the reader see dead people. He does this to share the suffering of living in the war.
  • the poet uses the simile 'telegrams tremble like leaves from a wintering tree' This positions the reader to believe that destruction is evident wherever they look
  • the poet makes the reader feel the pain of the suffering families. He does this by using emotive language and imagery.
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