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Critical Analysis of Jungle Night The speaker of the poem is a civilian observer probably a local There is a sense of tension and fear in the speakers tone The speaker uses an observatory tone in the poem a combination between 1st and 3rd person The author shows us that the speaker is an observer when he says They are not thereYou finger the trigger of your Bren ll 810 You can clearly see that the author creates tension when he says Half-fearing half-desiring the sudden hell Pressure will loose ll 11-12 The poet has a way of building us up to a climax then letting us down and again he gets us on the edge of our seat only to sit back down quickly This poem is written very literally and does not have any deep hidden meanings The author gives us a sense of predator prey between the Man with the green cigarette and the Man with the dark blue cloak We are given a feeling that the cigarette man is hunting and stalking waiting to kill the man with the cloak The author also uses the image of a Man with the tiny anvil who we see as really un-important however we fail to realize that he actual adds a great deal of suspense with the way he taps the metal In the first stanza he Strikes it softly like a bell-Tink-tink tink-tink ll 3-4 and in the second to last stanza Strikes-twice Strikes-twice l 21 which gives a sense that something more is yet to come In the first stanza when the two men are first introduced the author uses very soft words which gives us a sense of peace and serenity However in the second to last stanza he uses onomatopoeia again saying Drip-drip drip-dripl 19 and Strikes-twice strikes-twicel 21 which shows us that there is a greater sense of urgency arising and perhaps something is going
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