- The Manhunt
- Shows how her husbands personality is different to what it used to be, irregular in a sense
- Irregular rhyme scheme
- This shows how complicated their love has become since her husband returned from war
- They don't rhyme which links to the sense that she's still trying to rediscover her lost husband, and that everything is confusing.
- This could show that she will continue to search for her husband no matter what
- Instant change, which really would effect him
- Temporary change, there is still a chance that with time he could fully heal and their relationship could go to normal
- Weak, reinforces his vulnerability
- War has changed them in the same way a baby would.
- Theme of war
- "a sweating, unexploded mine buried deep in his mind". The source of the problem is not physical but mental, and threatens to cause problems at any time.
- the impact of war on one particular relationship.
- "Then, and only then, did I come close". Her search is not fully successful, she only comes"close", he will never let her get close enough to know everything
- The wife is carefully looking after him, and is aware of his fragile mental state
- mind and attend
- Handle and hold
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