Bayonet charge

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  • Created on: 08-01-18 16:29
Who wrote bayonet charge?
Ted hughes
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What inspired them to write the poem?
Hughes' father was a veteran of the First World War, as well as by the poetry of Wilfred Owen. Ted Hughes served in the RAF, but he did not see combat.
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What does the title mean?
A 'bayonet' is a sword-like stabbing blade which may be fixed to the muzzle of a rifle for use in hand-to-hand fighting.
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What was the poets purpose?
To make us think about the consequences of war and the point of it.
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What is the poem about?
It depicts the thoughts and feelings of one soldier as he charges at the enemy and begins to question his role in the battle.
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What are some key quotes?
"cold clockwork", "Suddenly", "raw...hot.. numb.. stumbling", "green hedge","running-raw in raw", "he almost stopped", "Bullets smacking the belly out of the air"
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