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Pawns

Updated on April 9, 2015

Pawns

My brothers surrounded me
as we fought in the front line.
The blasts of cannons were deafening,
the smell of gunpowder was overwhelming.
But together we stood united.

The bullets rained down from the sky
with the wrath of the most ferocious storm.
The blood began to splatter
and started to stain the ground.
Enough blood to fill an ocean
began to spill onto the battlefield.
More and more bodies began to fall
as the death toll began to rise.

Our lives held no value to the king.
It was like we were pawns
in his own game of chess
and as long as the king lives
the pawns death is insignificant.

Our king lived long in luxury
while we fought for survival.
Our king gorged himself daily
while we fought for scrapes of food.

It was our guns that were killing people
but our hands remained clean.
It was the hand of our king
that was stained in blood.


Literary Devices

Line
Poetic Device
Importance
It was like we were pawns in his own game of chess
Simile
This line shows the kings disregard for his soldiers’ lives
Our king lived long in luxury
Alliteration
This line helps contrast between the lives of the average soldier and the king.
Enough blood to fill an ocean began to spill onto the battlefield.
Hyperbole
This line helps portray the gruesomeness of the battle.

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      Carrie 2 years ago

      That's a cunning answer to a chnnleagilg question

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