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Reality of battles: (nature)
i. The land where battles took place is described as being damaged
along with the soldiers. The farmers "tend the land back into itself"
as though caring for it. Suggests its being restored to its natural
purpose.
ii. The earth is personified as patient…

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Imagery:
i. Imagery makes the soldiers bones seem fragile and delicate e.g.
"china plate of a shoulder blade".
ii. The poet uses the image of a wound "working a foreign body to the
surface of the skin" to describe the soldiers being unearthed ­ as if
the land…

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