the simile here is helpful to the reader as it enables us to see just what a weight a rifle actually would. Bayonet Charge, is probably best known for his tragic marriage to American poet, Sylvia Plath. He is able to convey the feeling of being subject to destiny, a pawn in the game of some greater structure. The patriotic tear has long been gone from his eye.
It is a weapon he carried which could inflict terrible wounds and take the lives of his enemies. This is the kind of battle Hughes seems most familiar with. Ted Hughes, a British poet who wrote. Bayonet Charge Ted Hughes Ted Hughes (193O- 1998) served as the British Poet Laureate from 1984 until he died, for which he received the Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth. The lines have around five stressed syllables each - some more, some fewer - but parts of the poem are strongly iambic and other parts more trochaic. Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. The poet uses a lot of enjambment rather than neat line endings. It is like the writer is wanting you to read this at a rush at the beginning, that the necessity to launch into the reading of this poem is subliminally given to the reader. Plath and Hughes married only four months after they met, and Hughes admitted that while they seemed relatively happy for the first few years, there were definite chasms between them. The 'still' of 'still running' is being used as an adjective, and could be understood to describe the continuing running of the soldier, yet the word is ambiguous, suggesting an oxymoron of unmoving running that is like a severe slow-motion sequence in a film.