“Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knocked-kneed, Coughing like hags.” Gives the reader the image of the soldiers in pain. “Bent double” represents the idea of being in pain from a possible injury or illness. “Like old beggars under sacks” Gives the ideas as they are in so much pain they can barely move like they are an old beggar in a sack. “Coughing like hags.” Shows an idea of the soldiers are most like sick and not injured they are coughing so bad it is like they are an old person. Overall it shows that the soldiers are in pain the can barely move they are coughing and lying and have no control over what is happening to them.
“Drunk with fatigue” Gives the reader an image of being Drunk but in a fatiguing way, it shows they could be out of it in some way and they are in pain or something that they are so weak and can barely move.
“He plunges me, guttering, choking, drowning.”
A simile is a comparison using “like” or “as”. Such as in the sentence “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knocked-kneed, coughing like hags.” Gives the reader the idea of the solider being “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” It shows that the fit healthy soldiers are bent double which shows they could be in pain. As if they were like older beggars under sacks. Shows that the so-called heroic soldiers are being referred to being like they are old beggars. Like they are in so much pain from being bent doubled they are shown off as no more than old beggars under sacks. It could state they are in so much pain that they can barely move. ” Knocked-kneed, coughing like hags.” Could state they are in pain and they can’t or barely move. Coughing like hags states that they are coughing due to what is happening to them. They are coughing as if they are whiches who are sick. But they are men who are most likely sick from something. ” Bent doubled, like old beggars under sacks ” Give me the reader the understanding they have a possible illness that they are bent double shows they have a strong emotional pain which and they are coughing like they are hags shows they are in that
A simile is a comparison using “like” or “as”. Such as in the sentence “Bent doubled, like old beggars under sacks, Knocked-kneed, coughing like hags.” This sentence gives the reader