The Man He Killed
The Man He Killed Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
"The Man He Killed" isn't your average war poem. It's personal, brief, and haunting. There are no grand generalizations, no waxing poetic about glory and sacrifice, and no grisly, graphic battlefie...
To be perfectly honest, Shmoop doesn't have much evidence that the speaker of "The Man He Killed" feels guilty at all. But we're betting he does, since he seems to stumble over his words as he desc...
Society and Class
You might think that on the battlefield, everyone's an equal. After all, everyone's equally likely to kick the bucket, right? Well, maybe not. After all, the speaker of "The Man He Killed" is an en...
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