cxc poem

Submitted by guest (not verified) on 15 May 2009 - 2:31pm

The Son
I found the letter in a cardboard box,Unfamous history,I read the words The ink was faint and brown ,the paper dry After so many years of being kept, The letter was a soldeir's, from the front-conveyed his love and dissappointed hopeof getting leave.'It's cancelled now,'he wrte.My luck is atthe bottom of the sea.'

Outside the sum was hot;the world looked bright;I heard a radio,and someone laughed.I did not sing,orlaught,orlove the sun.
within the quiet room I thought of him,My father killed,and all the other men,Whose luck was at the bottom of th sea

(a)what is the poet suggesting by the use of the word "unfamous"(line 2)

(b)why was the ink "faint and brown"(line 3)

(c)what is meant by the phrase"from the front"(line 5)

(d)what does " my luck is at the sea "(line 8)mean?

(e)Identify two lines which contrast with the general mood of the poem.

(f)what is the mood of the son in line 11?

(g)The poem ends with a repetition of the words "(whose)luck was at the bottom of the sea (line 14).What do the words mean in this second case?


(b the ink was faint and brown because the letter was there for a very long time.

(C)THE PHRASE"from the front"it was a soldier in the line of duty

(d)"my luck at the bottom of the sea " mean that the soldier wanted leave to go home but he was killed in a shipped reck now is body is at the bottom of the sea.

(f)the mood of the son was sadness and he was grieving

(g)I think that the son is trying to say that is father is in a far more better place and he is here and earth with without a father.


tara (not verified) 16 May 2009 - 11:16am

could u please look at the peom "the son"
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Kathy-ann Daniel 16 May 2009 - 5:34pm

Hey Tara,
This is great! congratulations on taking the initiative and posting these poems to help everyone in the group. This is very commendable. I am sure that other members may now consider providing possible answers to these questions. With the questions and answers together, there is help for everyone. Thanks for starting something and giving back to the community!

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