Poetry itself is a spirit or an interpretation of life in terms of beauty through the medium of words. Poems of the poet Seams Haney reveal different kinds of emotions and memories. Comparing “Narcosis 1944” and “Rile: After the fire”, the memories in the two poems interpret in two different ways by one poet. “Narcosis 1944” gives a vivid imagery of the soldiers from WWW. The speaker tells as a witness (as the quotation marks show at the beginning and end of the poem). This means that Haney is quoting someone else’s word in his poem.

Vivid miseries “killing pigs” ND “sunlight and gutter-blood” in the very first two lines adopt the ironic juxtaposition to call up the senses. “Gloves and aprons” implies that there is blood on it and one must participate in the work in the slaughterhouse. “Sunburns hands and arms” follow after the description of the lined-up unknown and unnamed soldiers. They are innocent, secret and organized. “Armored cars and tanks and open Jeeps” tells us how the soldiers went on Normandy. Narcosis 1944″ is good at capture vivid miseries in the military surroundings. The poem outlines the respect and admiration to the army, especially in the last two lines. Where they were headed, standing there like youngsters/ As they tossed us gum and tubes of colored sweets. ” Youngsters represent the slaughterhouse people.


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