When the sun doesn’t rise one day
In its morning, morning,
Schoolgoing pauses down,
Chime chills, the blinds are green,
Learning can slumber in the morning dark.
But there set out the slacks for the eight o’clocks
In their morning, morning,
With a habit move, the schedule for a chime,
The same books under the blinded arm,
The bleached gabardines within the dark.
Harper’s and many magazines contain
A dead soldier, spilt and unshaven.
A ponderous corpse of shell and possible pain
He has struck that printed haven.
There not to rest. He dies there the months over
In the causes of debate.
Waiting as at a trench, at the inside cover,
The burial before which we hesitate.
Basically, this poem is trying to create a big and wide picture for us, so we can clearly see and understand every single part of the poem and also be able to know more about the theme. In the very beginning of the poem, The poet is trying to control the tone and mood. The tone of this poem is mostly interfere with darkness, sadness. The poet uses the word such as The Sun doesn’t rise in order to compare with the time when there is a war. The reason why the mood or tone of the poem is gloomy is because in the war time, there will be no light which means that there is no hope and every person life mostly will be miserable at that time. The poet also said that even the sound of the chime is still chill which can be conclude that people will look down on their life and can’t find a way to get rid of any problems. Throughout the poem, The poet tried to maintain the feeling of sadness and darkness by comparing things such as comparing The fall of the Sun to the rise of a war, School closing as a war begin. In my opinion, I think that the poet’s goal is to be able to explain and provide some pictures for us as a reader to know what is a war and how can a war effect us mentally and emotionally. Even in the ending, he still be able to provoke our feeling by using a strong word that will be able to convey many things to us readers such as the word burial which can be related to death.