PATRIOTISM The persona is a loyal citizen who loves his country. In his youth, he experienced and endured much sacrifice and suffering when he fought for his country’s independence. Now, in his old age, he is aware of the threats faced by his country and he feel hopeless. He urges the younger generation to take his place and continue the fight to protect the country.
A SOLDIER’S SACRIFICE A soldier’s life is one of sacrifice. Soldier sacrifice their youth, vitality and even their lives for the sake of protecting and defending their country. We should appreciate and honour them for their commitment and sacrifice.
In his youth, the persona did his best to protect and defend THE PASSING his country. Now that he is OF old, he passes on this responsibilities to theRESPONSIBILITIES younger generation and FROM commands that they continue the struggle. THE OLD TO This is the natural order of life. THE YOUNG The old must give way to the young and the young must take on the duties of the old and carry on their work.
LANGUAGE AND STYLE National Monument The poem uses figurative language and is written in the style of a monologue
MOOD AND TONE Generally the mood and tone of the poem are serious