Enjoyed your post about Gilmore’s poem, especially the emphasis you have placed on the meaning and power that the imagery of white beds has in relation to the war. I thought your interpretation of the meaning of the closed doors and empty beds was interesting however I had a very different interpretation. While you felt that they symbolised peace, I think that they are a commentary on the tragic waste of human life and the emptiness left where people used to be. In this interpretation, the message of the poem would be a pacifist view rather than the view that peace was created through a loss of life.
Keep up the great blogging!
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