Bayonet charge

  • Created by: Brakabopa
  • Created on: 05-04-17 19:30
Context
The poem was set during WW1. It describes a soldier going 'over the top'- this was when soldiers climbed out of their trenches and charged towards the enemy lines carrying bayonets
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"Hot khaki, his sweat heavy"
The repeated 'h' sound imitates the soldier's heavy breathing as he runs.
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"A rifle numb as a smashed arm"
Simile- suggest his rifle is useless and foreshadows the injuries he's likely to get
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"Rolled like a flame"
Simile- suggests the hare's frantic movement and hints at the danger the soldiers is in.
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"Green hedge"
Natural Imagery- contrasts with the violence and terror of war.
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Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

The repeated 'h' sound imitates the soldier's heavy breathing as he runs.

Back

"Hot khaki, his sweat heavy"

Card 3

Front

Simile- suggest his rifle is useless and foreshadows the injuries he's likely to get

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Simile- suggests the hare's frantic movement and hints at the danger the soldiers is in.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Natural Imagery- contrasts with the violence and terror of war.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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