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what are three quotes from this poem?

'sort of inside out'
'dug in behind enemy lines'
'some distant, sun-stunned, sand-smothered land'


what does the quote 'sort of inside out' suggest?

the language is almost childish, which suggests that he is unable to process what's happened in an adult way, it also foreshadows what's to come


what does the quote 'dug in behind enemy lines' suggest?

the metaphor compares the memory stuck in his mind to a soldier in a trench


what does the quote 'some distant, sun-stunned, sand-smothered land' suggest?

the violent parts of the compound adjectives ( stunned and smothered) show how the place is affected by war. The long line and the sibilance reflect the speakers lack of clear thought