The Song Of Mud Mary Borden Analysis

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Mary Borden was born 1886 in Chicago, IL. Close friends and family called her May, she was the daughter of a famous Chicago millionaire. Her mother converted to a form of evangelicalism and as soon as Mary was old enough to escape, she did. Mary moved to India first, here she married and had two daughters. This life was as claustrophobic as the one before she moved. In 1913 her family moved to London, where she became part of a literary circle and became the lover and patron of Wyndham Lewis who was a painter. When World War I63 broke out, Mary used her inheritance to supply a mobile hospital for the French Army. During the battle of Somme, Mary ran the biggest military hospital. That and her bravery under fire earned her medals. During the…show more content…
Repetition is when the author of a poem uses a line multiple times in a poem. This is accomplished in “The Song of Mud” Borden repeats the line “This is the song of mud.” The author uses this line to help the readers understand more about the mud and its characteristics. The last literary device the author used was personification. Personification is when you give human like characteristics to an inanimate object. The author does this in (line 23) when she talks about how the mud spoils the working motors and crawls into the secret parts. This impacts the reader like imagery and gives them a picture and talking about how the mud ruined the engines of vehicles. Personification is also used in (line 18) talking about how mud wriggles its way into the battle. These are just a few of the literary devices May Borden used in her poems. The significance of the work is that the war is not as glamorous as everyone thought it was. The soldiers had to live daily through the agility that the mud created. The mud was like their uniform which made it harder for them to move. Also, the mud mixed with their food and made it harder for them to eat. Their guns were soaked with mud which made it hard to fight the war. It soaked up all the noise and the destruction that was happening around the soldiers. The soldiers were very discouraged and tired from living daily in the mud. Many soldiers lost their lives due to the mud by sinking down into its thickness in silence. When the war was over the mud and what it carried was all that was
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