Bayonet Charge (themes (Reality of conflict, Fear, Effects of conflict,…
Reality of conflict
Effects of conflict
'bullets smacking the belly out of the air'
Describes the sound and impact of the shots
His patriotism has turned to fear and pain
His heroic ideals have been replace by painful reality
'rolled like a flame'
Emphasises the hare's frantic movement and hints at the danger the soldier is in
'suddenly he awoke'
Double meaning- it suggests discomfort but also inexperience
In medias res
Confirms the reality of the nightmare
'crawled in a threshing circle'
Distressing image of out-of-control movement
Suggests nature is affected by war