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When death is near you can almost feel it It was recorded that the Italian sonnet When You see Millions of the mouthless Dead to be the last work of Charles Hamilton Sorley during the World War I Not shortly after finishing the poem his life was ended a month before armistice In this sonnet he sets a dead mist of how a quiet war feels like The poem did not have a setting only feelings of the dead The first two lines predict the feeling when you witness millions dead The feelings throughout the whole sonnet is very mental and emotional The title and first line creates the structure of the poem It is strange because Sorley illustrates that the dead are mouthless It symbolizes the dead cannot talk anymore and share their lives The second line Across your dreams in pale battalions go the battalions are described to be pale as to fading away or in a gloomy state This really sets the colours of the mood in the poem The next few lines shows a more personal effect from seeing the image of millions dead Give them not praise The narrator links the readers feelings to the dead with praise The next two lines really brought out the tragedy mood Nor tears Their blind eyes see not your tears flow This line showed the emotion between the narrator and the dead The sorrow for the dead is described here But even though the ones killed are mourned for they cannot see the tears that are felt for them There is also irony in the next line It is easy to be dead It actually is not easy to be dead A person that thinks of like that would mean they did not live a fulfilled life But that is likely for soldiers like Sorley who died at the age of twenty In the ninth and tenth line the
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