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Drummer Hodge by Thomas Hardy
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Drummer Hodge ' Drummer Hodge' by Thomas Hardy is about a young solider fighting in the Boer war in South Africa between the years 1899- 1902. The poem shows us how war treats those who have fought and died for their countries. It is a sad story of local Dorset lad who is buried without a ceremony in a foreign country far away from his home. Hardy wrote the poem after he had read about the death of a drummer boy in the local Dorset newspaper. He thought that it was very sad that it was a boy, too...
will be able to see " eternally" the stars at night in the sky. The words" strange-eyed" and "Southern" emphasises that drummer Hodge is buried in the Southern hemisphere very far from his home.

I think that this poem shows us the tragic and sadness of war. That young soldiers like drummer hodge have had there lives ended so soon by war for their country and that in return he is buried in a foreign place miles away form his loved ones and without a proper burial. He was yet to experience life before he was killed

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