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Revision:The Fallen Subaltern - Herbert Asquith

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''starshells float'' --> fate, written in the stars --> natural, not monstrous. gentle & unthreatening''our fallen friend'' ''waiting legions'' --> camaraderie even in death, ...  see all
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Revision:The Fallen Subaltern - Herbert Asquith
  • ''starshells float'' --> fate, written in the stars --> natural, not monstrous. gentle & unthreatening
  • ''our fallen friend'' ''waiting legions'' --> camaraderie even in death, still loyal to war (listening to outcomes)
  • ''wound in the flag of England'' --> the fates of the men and the country are intertwined/ they are one entity/ dying for country
  • ''the guns will flash and thunder o''er the grave'' --> glory and importance (Converse to WO spring offensive ''no alarms of bugles, no high flags'')
  • ''What other'' --> naturally daaarling! War is a natural process
  • ''sun-god'' --> shows classical private education, god --> immortality, the service the men have done has given them this...