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Spring offensive2

  1. 1. Spring Offensive By Chloe and Ellen
  2. 2. Story of the poem <ul><li>In the first stanza they are resting </li></ul><ul><li>They are about to go into battle </li></ul><ul><li>They are happy looking at there surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Stopping before a hill about to enter a battle </li></ul><ul><li>They ponder in a field filled with buttercups </li></ul><ul><li>The cold wind readied them for battle </li></ul><ul><li>They see eyes of flares </li></ul><ul><li>They raced together over the hill into battle </li></ul><ul><li>Surfed bullets in battle </li></ul><ul><li>They return with peace </li></ul>
  3. 3. Extreme situations ‘ Sharp on their souls hung the imminent ridge of grass’ This is an extreme situation because they are about to enter the war and may not come back alive. ‘ A cold gust thrills’ This is also and extreme situation because if the weather the soldiers face
  4. 4. How do the soldiers feel ‘ Why speak not they of the comrades that went under?’ This makes the soldiers feel remorse because they regret all that happened that day and all that were involved don’t wish to think about it. Also only few soldiers manage to get there lives back to some sort of normality after the war.
  5. 5. Poets feelings ‘ Like an injected drug for their bodies’ pains’ This shows the poets feelings by showing the pain that the soldiers go through by suffering and pain. To need the feeling of drugs shows they will do any thing to relax for a while.
  6. 6. Language The poet uses a simile to show calmness “breathe like trees” which creates a peaceful feeling. The poet uses alliteration, to put a feeling of lifelessness “stood still” The poet also uses personification to show how wild, mad and furious the war was ‘the whole sky burned with fury against them;’