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Ignominious Actions Upon the beginning of Mary Jo Salters Welcome to Hiroshima materializes as a visual holiday to a different country However the detail of imagery reveals a different sort of poem The theme of the poem is a gloomy look at how humans destroy each other The careful imagery of the lingering effects of war the devastation of human life and the shadowy unknowns of the future through images of shock guilt and numbness bring the event to life The persona recounts the bomb and admits its devastating effects Describing the bomb with a simile like a beer6 gives a pleasant appearance The persona describes the bomb with a tone of wonder and awe Images of foam and thirst suggest a quest for more knowledge The awestruck persona wants to know more about the unimaginable event The longing for knowledge is established The persona begins to describe the devastation left behind The description of the water is one of blood and scum10 Then in disbelief the persona says the water is in the morning cup of tea 12 The persona describes the memorial museum22 with a tone of shock through the next few lines of well thought out language Images of burning and melting immediately become visible to the mind The persona chooses to use personification throughout the next two stanzas Blistered grass and strings of flesh24 are a few of the thoughts described by Salters persona The vision of melting flesh is communicated through the use of the metaphors in the poem In addition to the flesh melting the depiction of gloves to coatsleeves2324 is symbolic of skin hanging off bone and muscle The horrific actuality of war is envisioned through these words In the eighth stanza the persona begins to instill the feeling of disbelieving guilt by stating they should have left it all31 Then switching to the actual belongings left behind by the awful event the persona
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