Poetry - Five Ways to kill a man

  • Hallo,


    ich soll von diesem Gedicht sagen, welche Textart es ist und wie solche Texte normal geschrieben sind.
    Und danach was der Autor damit bewirken will!


    Das Gedicht:


    There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
    You can make him carry a plank of wood
    to the top of a hill and nail him to it.
    To do this properly you require a crowd of people
    wearing sandals, a cock that crows, a cloak
    to dissect, a sponge, some vinegar and one
    man to hammer the nails home.


    Or you can take a length of steel,
    shaped and chased in a traditional way,
    and attempt to pierce the metal cage he wears.
    But for this you need white horses,
    English trees, men with bows and arrows,
    at least two flags, a prince, and a
    castle to hold your banquet in.


    Dispensing with nobility, you may, if the wind
    allows, blow gas at him. But then you need
    a mile of mud sliced through with ditches,
    not to mention black boots, bomb craters,
    more mud, a plague of rats, a dozen songs
    and some round hats made of steel.


    In an age of aeroplanes, you may fly
    miles above your victim and dispose of him by
    pressing one small switch. All you then
    require is an ocean to separate you, two
    systems of government, a nation's scientists,
    several factories, a psychopath and
    land that no-one needs for several years.


    These are, as I began, cumbersome ways to kill a man.
    Simpler, direct, and much more neat is to see
    that he is living somewhere in the middle
    of the twentieth century, and leave him there.


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    Also ich hab bis jetzt geschrieben, dass es eigentlich ein Gedicht sein soll, es sich aber nicht reimt wie es sich sonst gehört ;)
    Und dann dass der Autor damit zeigen will wie schlimm früheren Zeiten waren.


    Kann mir jemand noch sagen was der Autor damit sagen will?


    Lg