PROSE - Dead Man's Dimp by Isaac Rosenberg

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Dead Man's Dump

Isaac Rosenberg

CONTEXT

  • British
  • Jewish
  • Was an officer
  • Refused the rank of corporal
  • Died April 1918

THEMES

  • Futility Of War
  • Religeon

ANALYSIS

  • 'limbers' - Carriages/wagons which contained barbed wire - like thorns - natural world
  • 'crown of thorns,' - martrydom - sacrificed so that others can live

      - betrayed

  • 'scepters' - a stick held by monarchs

   - mocking the soldiers - pretense of nobility

  • 'flood' - nobody can stop it
  • 'brutish men' - de-humanised
  • 'crunched' and 'moan' - onomatopoeia - link to 'Strange Meeting - Wilfred Owen'
  • 'Their mouths shut' - can not speak out - link to 'Regeneration…

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