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He Died at His Post

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Celine Schreidah

on 3 January 2013

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By Celine Schreidah, Rebekah Forster, Cody Pomeroy, and Alex Edinger He Died at His Post A soldier had fallen! 'Tis well that we weep!
O soft be his pillow, and peaceful his sleep!
Far, far from his home, and the friends he loved most,
He fell in the conflict, and died at his post.

When brave ones were summoned their country to save,
He hasted war's perils to share with the brave,
And proudly he stood in the van of the host,
And, like his Great Captain, he died at his post.

No more shall earth's conflicts disturb his repose,
He has gone where the weary are free from life's woes;
There covered with glory, on Eden's bright coast,
'Twill be sweet to remember he died at his post.

Farewell youthful soldier! we ne'er will forget,
The life thou has offered, the death thou has met!
Of thee may our nation in history boast;
And tell the whole world, thou didst die at thy post.

A soldier has fallen; but long shall remain
The star-spangled flag which he died to sustain;
For, sooner than let our loved country be lost,
A nation of freemen will die at their post! He Died at His Post
By J.W. Holman A soldier had fallen! 'Tis well that we weep!
O soft be his pillow, and peaceful his sleep!
Far, far from his home, and the friends he loved most,
He fell in the conflict, and died at his post.

A soldier has died at his post and will be greatly remembered. He will rest peacefully, even though he has left friends and family behind at home. He died at his position in the battlefield. Paraphrasing Stanza #1 When brave ones were summoned their country to save,
He hasted war's perils to share with the brave,
And proudly he stood in the van of the host,
And, like his Great Captain, he died at his post.

Like other brave soldiers who have committed to protect their country, this soldier has been through tough times. In the end, he dies at his post, like his Great Captain. Paraphrasing Stanza #2 No more shall earth's conflicts disturb his repose,
He has gone where the weary are free from life's woes;
There covered with glory, on Eden's bright coast,
'Twill be sweet to remember he died at his post.

He shall rest peacefully, as he is free of sadness now. He is glorified in heaven and has died in honor. Paraphrasing Stanza #3 Farewell youthful soldier! we ne'er will forget,
The life thou has offered, the death thou has met!
Of thee may our nation in history boast;
And tell the whole world, thou didst die at thy post.

We will never forget our young soldier who has lived life until death. Our nation may be proud to say he has died fighting for his country. Paraphrasing #4 A soldier has fallen; but long shall remain
The star-spangled flag which he died to sustain;
For, sooner than let our loved country be lost,
A nation of freemen will die at their post!

He has died fighting for our nation and shall be remembered. Our nation can not repay our thanks for our fallen soldiers. Paraphrasing Stanza #5 Poem Format Closed because it has a rhyme scheme
Rhyme Scheme is AABB
It has 5 stanzas and 4 lines in each stanza, so each stanza is a quatrain Poetic Devices Repetition:
"A soldier had fallen" Lines 1 and 17
"He died at his post" Lines 4,8,12,16,20
What they do for the reader: emphasize his devotion to his country and remind the reader of the death
Alliteration:
"Well that we weep!" Line 1
What it does for the reader: the repeating "w" sound draws the reader's attention
Imagery:
"Oh soft be his pillow" Line 2
"Eden's bright coast" Line 2
"He fell in the conflict" Line 4
What they do for the reader: create pictures in the reader's mind, allowing them to better understand and connect to the poem
Simile:
"Like his Great Captain" Line 8
What it does for the reader: compares the soldier's bravery to that of the Captain, letting the reader know this soldier was really devoted and brave. Symbols and External References Symbols:
Star-Spangled Flag (line 18)
Represents "freedom", which our brave soldier fought for
Post (Lines 4, 8, 12, 16, 20)
Represents devotion, of our soldier
Eden's bright coast
Represents heaven, where our soldier is peacefully now
Allusion:
Eden (line 11)
Refers to the Bible Poem Tone and Support The poem's tone conveys "appreciation"
Support: In Lines 19 and 20, the poem says “Of thee may our nation in history boast; and tell the whole world, thou didst die at thy post”. This shows how the nation is very thankful for their service. Poem Message and Purpose Message: Soldiers fight hard, sacrifice many aspects of life, and put themselves at risk daily to protect our freedom. These dedicated and devoted soldiers face many obstacles, and may pass away, forever in our hearts.
Purpose: We should learn to appreciate brave soldiers and all they do for us and our country. Our Illustration The End!
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