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Eberhart’s poem uses the occasion of war to consider questions about God and humanity. This poems expresses strong antiwar sentiments. Though Eberhart does not develop any characters. he raises the same questions of many poets who invoke a feeling of sadness over war and expresses a sense of helplessness that man can not do anything about it without some divine intervention., Though Eberhart attributes war more to God than to humankind, that it is some kind of divine curse that must be accomplished, suffered through and trod through. It is one of the more furious of the anti-war poems at the exclusionary of which God possesses the provocations for war.
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