Unformatted text preview: "It is not fear." "Thirty-two men." "Life is short." Cause and effect "Our faces are neither paler nor more flushed than usual; they are not more tense nor more flabby — and yet they are changed." "They have taken us farther back than usual to a field depot so that we can be re-organized." Irony "The shells begin to hiss like safety-valves — heavy fire — . . . ." ". . . a high double wall of yellow, unpolished, brand-new coffins. They still smell of resin, and pine, and the forest."...
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- Fall '08
- Literary technique, high double wall, national feeling