Unseen Fire By R. N. Currey

“This is a damned inhuman sort of war.

I have been fighting in a dressing-gown

Most of the night; I cannot see the guns,

The sweating gun-attachments or the planes;”

The poem Unseen Fire by R. N. Currey is about how the character of the poem believes that they are fighting inhumanly.  The person in the poem is crunching numbers and is telling his comrades when they need to fire their guns.  R. N. Currey states that “I cannot see the guns, the sweating gun-attachments or the planes;” this shows the reader how the character in the poem isn’t even anywhere close to the any of the actual battles.  His comrades are firing guns up into the sky to shoot down enemy aircraft.   The poem is saying the way they are fighting is inhuman due to the fact that the people the are shooting at are 5 miles up in the air and are no where close to the actual soldiers and don’t expect the artillery fire to come so abruptly.  Later on in the poem Currey talks about how they give ghosts the command to fire the artillery.  They refer to the person as a ghost since they don’t even see him and due to the fact that once they fire the artillery the people they fire at become ghosts when they die.

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