Summary Of The Poem 'A Doctor's Journal Entry'

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A Doctor’s Journal Entry: Explained The poem “A Doctor’s Journal Entry” written by Vikram Seth, reveals the harsh realities of Hiroshima, Japan after the dropping of an atomic bomb. The poem uses diction for emphasis and imagery to highlight the disturbing anguish and incorporates the use of interrogative questions. To begin with, he emphasizes certain experiences after the incident. For example, he uses the phrase “the thought arose / that some strange thing had stripped us of our clothes” (58-59) after multiple cases of him mentioning numerous people including himself, being naked. The denotation of naked is to be without clothing, however; the connotation is that the atomic bomb had stripped his city of their identity. Blood is a repetitive

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