How To Die Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


Dark clouds are smouldering into redA
While down the craters morning burnsB
The dying soldier shifts his headA
To watch the glory that returnsB
He lifts his fingers toward the skiesC
Where holy brightness breaks in flameD
Radiance reflected in his eyesC
And on his lips a whispered nameD
You'd think to hear some people talkE
That lads go West with sobs and cursesF
And sullen faces white as chalkG
Hankering for wreaths and tombs and hearsesF
But they've been taught the way to do itH
Like Christian soldiers not with hasteI
And shuddering groans but passing through itH
With due regard for decent tasteI

Siegfried Sassoon


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