PROSE - The Rear-Guard by Sigfried Sassoon

  • Created by: Sash
  • Created on: 07-05-14 16:37

The Rear-Gurad

Sigfried Sassoon


  • Inspired by the battle of Arras - loads of underground tunnels

Use of Senses

  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Feel
  • No sight - represents the soldiers who can't see why they are fighting


  • 'Groping' - active verb - audience is thrown straight into the action - suggesting that he is a sexual demon - against nature - using innocent tunnels for evil
  • 'sniffed' - use of the sense of smell
  • 'A mirror smashed,' - everything he sees is…


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