Remains is focused on a soldier haunted by a violent memory. Content, ideas, language and structure are explored. Comparisons and alternative interpretations are also considered.
How many stanzas are in this poem?
What form does the poem take?
Which phrase implies that the looter might be harmless?
'Well myself and somebody else and somebody else'
'I see broad daylight on the other side'
'probably armed, possibly not'
Which literary technique does Armitage use to show how the idea that the looter was unarmed has haunted the speaker?
What sort of language is used in this poem?
Why does the speaker try to get rid of his haunting memory?
Drink and drugs
What tense does Armitage use to bring the reader into the narrative?