How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest !
When Spring , with dewy fingers cold ,
Returns to deck their hallowed mould,
She there shall dress a sweeter sod
Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
By fairy hands their knell is rung;
By forms unseen their dirge is sung;
There Honour comes , a pilgrim grey ,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay;
And Freedom shall awhile repair
To dwell a weeping hermit there !
How sleep the brave..
Analysis is here:
help me if it is bad.
The whole theme of the poem is a
prais to the courageous
soldiers. Whho sacrificed their lives in
the name of their country.Poet created
a beautiful image of their
funeral ,done by nature .
In the first stanza, there is a beautiful
image of spring, which is decoratng
the grave of resting soldier . Nature is
giving him honour by more glorifying
its traits. Poet emphasises by sayin
" Fancys have ever trod" . By using this
abstract figure poet valued nature' s
natural decoration of that land which
is done for those men who dared for
In second stanza, poet is illustrating
the status of courageous soldiers, that
they are not treated as normal peole
who come to death ,they are the
special ones for whome the knell is
rung by unseen hnds or angelic
hands. Their funeral song celebrated
by angels and other special unseen
ones .Honoure 's H written in capital
shows emphasises that their honour
is hightend with natural blessings . For
the out standing doer who provided
peace, comfort and freedom to the
land in the cost of their lives.
Poem consist lots of personifications
spring, freedom, honour are the
subjects. Rhyme sheme is regular
AABBCC. All the use of visual images
are for displaying the praise the pride
of bave soldiers .