Critical Analysis of Jungle Night
The speaker of the poem is a civilian observer, probably a local. There is a sense of tension and fear in the speaker’s tone. The speaker uses an observatory tone in the poem, a combination between 1st and 3rd person. The author shows us that the speaker is an observer when he says “They are not there…/You finger the trigger of your Bren.” (ll. 8&10) You can clearly see
showed first 75 words of 544 total
showed last 75 words of 544 total
will happen at the next encounter.
This poem is very typical of the poetry of the 20th century utilizing liberal forms with little to no structure. We get a sense that the author is trying to give us a connection to the characters in the poem, which is very typical of modern poetry. A soldier probably wrote this poem because it depicts feelings that only someone who lived through a war could feel and know.