Snaith // Mametz Wood Notes

For years afterwards the farmers found them
Shows the longevity of war, and the fact that the bodies had once been men
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wasted young
Details how their lives had been cut short and wasted
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broken bird’s egg of a skull,
Depicts a graphic image showing the fragility of human life
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walk, not run
Sets the somber and chilling pace of the poem
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towards the wood and its nesting machine guns
Implies that death is imminent, and they are marching towards it
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earth stands sentinel
This shows how the earth seems to remember what happened, and the grotesque of it all
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like a wound working a foreign body to the surface of the skin
Makes the body seem to be trying to dispel the 'wounds' left by the war
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twenty men buried in one long grave
Vivid, horrid description reminds of the results and consequences of war
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skeletons paused mid dance
Implies of the youth of the soldiers who died
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socketed heads tilted back at an angle
Gives the impression of how shocked the bodies would be at the actuallity of war
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their jaws, those that have them
Reminds how bodily-destroying war can be
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absent tongues
The only definite in war- absence of life
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Card 2

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Details how their lives had been cut short and wasted

Back

wasted young

Card 3

Front

Depicts a graphic image showing the fragility of human life

Back

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Card 4

Front

Sets the somber and chilling pace of the poem

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Implies that death is imminent, and they are marching towards it

Back

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