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
AuthorMacNeice, Louis. (1907 - 1963).
Full Title"The Suicide".
MacNeice, Louis. "The Suicide". Collected Poems. London: Faber and Faber, 1979.