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In Flanders Fields is about World War I victims in the cemetery When we read it we are meant to feel sympathy for the dead victims of the war who rest in that field because we see their wonderful lives before the war and how it was ended fighting for their country We are supposed to think of them and remember the war and all other wars and live fully the life they made for us We are supposed carry on what they did The deceased in this poem are afraid that we wont remember them and wont carry on their efforts and patriotism even though the poppies grow in the graveyard for remembrance We have to carry on the torch for them and for ourselves From this poem we also feel the fear of dying because those in this poem who once lived and fought for their country are now nothing but crosses in a graveyard This poem uses figurative language to get its very poignant message across Mainly it brings the dead back to life to narrate this poem The first stanza of the poem provides visual imagery of the graveyard The poppies blowing between the crosses are symbolic of remembrance The larks still bravely singing are personified to express bravery which is a human emotion The guns below are the ceremonies held for these men who bravely fought Basically we are shown the beauty of the graveyard and signs of people remembering the deceased The second stanza introduces the leader to not only their death but also their life Suddenly we feel sympathy for the young people buried here whose lives were ruined by terrible warfare In the third stanza we are shown the anguish of their spirits They are brought to life in this poem to send us their message Their failing hands can not of course literally throw a torch which is symbolic of the war effort and patriotism This
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