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The Unknown Citizen is a poem written most probably by the poet after visiting the Marble Monument The speaker of this poem seems to be someone from the state committee or an official from the State He is someone who works according to rules and regulations He ensures that the unknown citizen obeys the rules did everything in order He sounds monotonous in describing the events and records of the unknown citizen To the speaker proves and analysis from the Bureaus of Statistics Social Psychology workers High-grade living and other specialists are extremely important to grade and categorize the unknown citizen He emphasizes on routine The poet actually has an extremely different view of the unknown citizen which is actually the opposite of the speakers explanation The poem uses much irony The title of the poem The Unknown Citizen is the greatest irony that engulfs the motive and meaning of the poem We have ironic phrases like in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word I would like to discuss on the irony of For in everything he did he served the Greater Community To the state and the society the seems to be happy as long as he is not different from any others However the unknown citizen might not be doing all those in order to serve the Greater Community because the unknown citizen knows that by doing so he is secured and advantages will be collected on his side The speaker thinks that by working in order the unknown citizen serves the Greater Community On the contrary the unknown citizen might think that by working in order he protected his rights he might not know about the contribution to the Greater community Lets get back to the modern sense and old-fashion word The unknown citizen had been doing well in the eyes of the speaker the speaker even described him as a saint but sense of irony was created when the speaker
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