Bayonet Charge - Ted Hughes

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What is the poem about?
It is about a nameless soldier going over the top in the trenches.
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Ted Hughes was appointed the national poet in Britain, what is the title given to someone with this role?
Poet Laureate.
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What is the importance of the rhetorical question in stanza two?
It marks the change of pace.
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Write down the simile which includes 'molten iron'.
"Sweating like molton iron from the centre of his chest"
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What image of nature is repeated twice in the play?
A green hedge.
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What does the metaphor 'clockwork' liken the soldier to?
It likens the soldier's actions to a clockwork machine rather than a human.
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What is the effect of Ted hughes using lots of enjambment in the poem?
It gives the poem a unusual and irregular speed, which could reflect the confusion of war and the inner turmoil of the soldier.
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What is the importance of the 'etcetera' at the end of the list in stanza three?
Everything before the the etcetera are ideas usually associated with war, and so the dismissive 'etc' quickly undermines their impact.
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What does "dropped like luxuries" suggest?
This suggests that as war goes on a soldiers only motivation is self preservation and not courage.
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What are the two contrasting images in this poem?
Images of War and Nature.
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Ted Hughes was appointed the national poet in Britain, what is the title given to someone with this role?

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Poet Laureate.

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What is the importance of the rhetorical question in stanza two?

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Write down the simile which includes 'molten iron'.

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What image of nature is repeated twice in the play?

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