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Suicide in the Trenches

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on 12 March 2014

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Transcript of Suicide in the Trenches

Lines 1-3 (
simple, soldier, slept, soundly (S alliteration
8 syllables per line, leaving a steady meter and rhythm.
Stanza Form
3 quatrains
Elegy: Expresses the sadness of death because a soldier boy killed himself in the trenches.
Ballad: Narrative and has quatrains with meter (lines are repeated expressing the sadness of death.)
Rhyme Scheme
Steady exact end rhymes
Meter & Form
Poetic Devices
Line 2-3 (
Grinned at life; empty joy, slept soundly; lonesome dark
Stanza 1-2
Aural (laughter, cheer)
Tactile (lice)
Gustatory (rum)
Sound Devices
Siegfried Sassoon
Suicide in the Trenches
Siegfried Sassoon is trying to express his feelings on how militarism is wrong and that war is a horrible thing.
Connections in Siegfried Sassoon to Wilfred Owen
Connections in Our Poem to Dulce et Decorum est
1st person
Addressing audience
Hard conditions
Served as army officers during WWI
Hospitalized for shell shock
Wrote his poem,
Sick Leave, while at the hospital
Siegfried Sassoon
Wilfred Owen
Served as army officers during WWI
Hospitalized for shell shock
Dulce Et Decorum Est while he was in the hospital
Met when they were hospitalized for shell shock.
Craiglockhart War hospital
Sassoon served as a mentor to the younger Owen by encouraging him and suggesting revision to the poems.
Siegfried Sassoon
Wilfred Owen
Slant Rhyme
Lines 7-8 (
brain, again
Line 4 (
Line 8 (
no, one, spoke, of (O assonance
By: Ashley Lewis, Andie Lariccia, & Seth Ruebusch
The poet describes how the soldier had a simple life in the beginning but as we get more into it, he describes the horrors in the trenches saying the had no food, and the soldier couldn't take it anymore that he killed himself.
People cheer on the soldiers glorifying the military, but Sassoon does not agree because he only endures the horrors from war.
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