in the fighting. He demeans their deaths by referring to them as having "lost heavily in this last scrap". It has a regular rhyme scheme except the last two sentences that rhyme. "fierce; and bald, and short of breath" this would be a stereotypical World War I officer. Scarlet (red) has several different meanings. The first being the red blood on their hands from knowing that they have killed all these people by sending them to the front line. Only few figures of speech norway Becomes Model for Future US Drilling are used. Sassoon's intention to write this poem was to show how angry he was at the stuck up majors because they did nothing and got the high life, while dying soldiers were fighting for their country.read more. If you were wealthy you stood a chance of surviving the war.
This implies that the majors are fat by the word 'puffy' and petulant means impatient and easily irritated. Base Details edit, if I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath, Id live with scarlet Majors at the base, And speed glum heroes up the line to death. In total, 30 countries were involved in the conflict.
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Also, the word 'safely' makes the reader feel anger because the soldiers were not this when they were sent to war. "Toddle" refers to the drunk Major and a very good use of satire as it is effective in diminishing the normal view of a major, and "Die" is what Siegfried wants the major. Extracts from this document. Style Of Writing, regular Rhyme Scheme, examples: "Breath" "Death" "Base" "Face". He is appalled at the way the majors act while men are freud is not a Sexist and Feminist dying in the battlefield.