Suicide in the Trenches - Siegfried Sassoon

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  • Suicide in the Trenches - Siegfried Sassoon
    • "I knew a simple soldier boy"
      • Past tense
      • Boy is dead
      • Personal pronoun
      • "simple" - tells us he is innocent rather than naïve & doesn't understand concept of war
    • "Who grinned at life in empty joy"
      • Pleased by anything
      • Carefree happy young man
      • No worries
      • Notion of how immature the boy who turned into a soldier was sent to war must have been
    • "Whistled with the early lark"
      • Enthusiastic image of young man
      • "lark" - spring bird represents youthfulness
    • "Cowed and glum"
      • Contrast to
        • "Whistled with the early lark"
          • Enthusiastic image of young man
          • "lark" - spring bird represents youthfulness
      • Depression of soldier emphasised in the word "cowed"
      • "glum" - depressed. gloomy, tired, upset
    • "Lice and lack of rum"
      • Dirty, grotty surroundings
      • Spreading disease in the trenches
      • "lack of rum"
        • Shows the meagre supplies the soldiers had
        • Represents there was a lack of rum to take off the boys depression

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