World War II Poems - TPCASTT

By: Adam Troutman

Title: One Has Gone

1st Opinion: Only One Remains

Paraphrase:

We drink to him as comrade must
But it is still the same old story
A coward goes from dust to dust
A gunner from dust to glory.



We celebrate to him a brother should

The story stays the same and does not change

A person who lacks courage will not flourish

Someone who is brave and courageous will be highly renowned and praised

Connotation:

Drink- celebrate

Coward- One who lacks courage

Gunner - operator of guns (couragous)

Glory- notable achievement (well known)

Attitude:

Honorable, powering, celebration. The author states in the poem "We drink to him as a comrade must". He is implying that every man will be celebrated, but the courageous who die for putting their life on the life will be remembered for their actions.

Shift:

"But it's still the same old story". This line revels the authors knowledge that a coward will not be as known after his death than when he was living. Being courageous is what always makes people remember you.

Title Revised:

2nd Opinion: Two Have Left but One is Still Here

Theme:

A courageous death will make you live forever: If you leave life because of a choice to save the lives of others your life deserves to be remembered and glorified more than someone who did not go out as courageously,