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MacNeice, Louis. "The Suicide".


- the speaker conducts his audience in the office of a late clerk

- points out the things he left behind at his working place: bills, letters, memoranda, etc.

- claims this seemingly unimportant man had left behind him "Something that was intact"



- melodic: irregularly yet skilfully rhymed, internal rhymes, regular poetic line

- appreciation of an/each individual human life: shows the audience through the office as if it was a museum with precious relics left behind by some great personality

- the deadening routine of office work: the man committed suicide by jumping out off the window in his office; left heaps of work at his table


  • Author

    MacNeice, Louis. (1907 - 1963).
  • Full Title

    "The Suicide".
  • Form


Works Cited

MacNeice, Louis. "The Suicide". Collected Poems. London: Faber and Faber, 1979.


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