Mametz Wood

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ABOUT
Farmers in France finding bones in the fields. Poem switches between describing soldier's death and the grisly discovery of their bones in present.
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FORM
Plosives= "b" sounds like gun noises. Written in tercets (3 line stanzas) = Strips in fields. Written in 3rd person= feeling of distance and detachment. Long sentences& enjambment = sad, reflective tone. Uneven lines= disruption of war.
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STRUCTURE
Builds up chronologically to the present (Stanza 5- finds 20 skeletons) Thoughtful tone & pace = Doesn't change images of past as they are present in the poem. 1/2 Rhyme = emphasises feelings of finality ("sung" "Tounge")
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PERSONIFICATION
Earth= Personified as someone who needs healing & guards soldier's memories.
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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Similes&Metaphors = Create vivid images of rural farmland& Ghostly glimpses of past events.
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PAST+PRESENT
Images of archaeology mixed w/ natural images of present = soldier's bodies absorbed in the land.
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FEELINGS+ATTITUDES (SADNESS)
Mournful, lyrical tone = calm sadness for the death of young, innocent soldiers.
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FEELINGS+ATTITUDES (UNDERSTATED HORROR)
Horror of their deaths = distant but implied by small details-- grotesque images (skeletons) presented in gentle tone)
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FEELINGS+ATTITUDES (MEMORY)
Images of nature = make sure death soldiers aren't forgotten. Memory = important and past shouldn't be forgotten,
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THEMES WITH LINKS.
Reality of battles= "Charge of the light brigade" "Bayonet Charge" Nature= "The falling of leaves" Death = "Out of the blue"
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Plosives= "b" sounds like gun noises. Written in tercets (3 line stanzas) = Strips in fields. Written in 3rd person= feeling of distance and detachment. Long sentences& enjambment = sad, reflective tone. Uneven lines= disruption of war.

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Builds up chronologically to the present (Stanza 5- finds 20 skeletons) Thoughtful tone & pace = Doesn't change images of past as they are present in the poem. 1/2 Rhyme = emphasises feelings of finality ("sung" "Tounge")

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Earth= Personified as someone who needs healing & guards soldier's memories.

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Similes&Metaphors = Create vivid images of rural farmland& Ghostly glimpses of past events.

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