What Is The Theme Of The Poem Homecoming By Bruce Dawe

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Bruce Dawe's 1968 dramatic anti-war poem 'Homecoming' exposes the dehumanising perspective of conflict, by revealing the devastating amount of insignificant slaughter of soldiers and the lack of identity and humanity during the Vietnam War. 'All day, day after day, they're bringing them home,' Utilising repetition, Dawe establishes to the audience that war is futile and effectively a waste of human life in an unending conflict. The constant use of the pronoun 'them' implies the worthlessness of the soldiers' identities and illustrates that war has stripped them of their humanity. The word 'day' is repeated to depict how days after days it is all the same monotonous routine of packing up unknown dead bodies. 'They're bringing them home, now,

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