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From 115-116[]

I think we are in rats' alley[]

Where the dead men lost their bones.        




Analysis

1. The sudden response, signify a place that can be both the Trenches in WW1 where the solders hide and a back alley too.


2. The image of the “rat” give off the feeling of decay and rotten. Again, this can be the image of the city after the War.

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