Remains- Simon Armitage

For what reason do the soldiers shoot the man
He was robbing a bank.
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What is the opening line of the poem?
'On another occassion...'
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Why is it impotant? What effect does it create?
It creates a chatty tone and implies that anecdotes have already been exchanged
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What phrase is used to suggest that the man is unarmed?
'probably armed, possibbly not'
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What does the repitition of this phrase imply?
That the soldier's mind keeps going over and over the fact that the looter may have been harmless.
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What could the line 'I see broad daylight on the other side' be referring to?
It is a moment of clarity and it becomes clear to the soldier what he has done. Alternatively, it could be referring to the afterlife.
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What style of voice does Armitage use?
A strong colloquial voice.
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Give a quote and briefly explain why it is important.
Example: 'End of story' Irony and is immediately undermined in the poem itself. The experience continues to effect the soldier.
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What does the soldier turn to in attempt to forget?
Alcohol and drugs
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What connotations does the title have?
Remains of a body. A memory persisting. What is left of the soldier after the event.
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What is the opening line of the poem?

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'On another occassion...'

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What phrase is used to suggest that the man is unarmed?

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What does the repitition of this phrase imply?

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