The Falling Leaves - Margaret Postgate Cole

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  • The Falling Leaves - Margaret Postgate Cole - 1915
    • 1 stanza, 1 sentence, no full stop until the end
      • Shows death and war don't stop
    • "I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree"
      • Personal pronoun
      • Metaphor for the men
      • Nature imagery - should die from natural causes not war
    • "But thickly, silently"
      • Adverbs
      • Short lines
      • Mass death
    • "They fell, like snowflakes"
      • Simile
      • Blunt
      • Snow eventually mens with no trace, just like men die with no trace
      • Euphemism
        • Soften the harsh reality
    • "Stain by now ind of age or pestilence"
      • Their death is premature and unnatural
    • "Like snowflakes"
      • Repetition
      • All different
      • Unique

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