Paraphrase: The poem Tommy by Rudyard Kipling is about the way civilians do not value soldiers when they aren’t fighting but adore them when they fight for their county.
Connotations: The poem has both negative and positive connotations. The positive connotations include words like ‘ero, Thank you and others. The negative connotations include words like mock, slops and others.
Attitude: The attitude of this poem is angry.
It is because I'm a solider
We have no room.
Shift: The poem shifts when Tommy goes from not fighting to fighting and the way that the civilians treat the soldiers when they and aren’t fighting.
Theme: The theme was the disrespect that the soldiers get when they are not fighting and the two-facedness of the way the civilians treat the soldiers.
Be careful of him, he is a soldier and soldiers are a danger.
Title: The title is significant because it is the name of the soldier, the name everyone forgot until the guns began to shoot.