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Prove something about the work you are analyzing. Select one basic idea from the work, and then find quotations in the poem that prove that what you are saying about it is correct. Find three or more quotations that support your position about the work. Make sure the ideas in the three or more body paragraphs are related in some way.
Thomas Hardy “The Man He Killed”
6. And staring face to face,
10. Because he was my foe,
11. Just so: my foe of course he was;```
12. That's clear enough; although
13. He thought he'd 'list, perhaps,
14. Off-hand like--just as I—
15. Was out of work--had sold his traps—
16. No other reason why.
17. Yes; quaint and curious war is!
18. You shoot a fellow down
19. You'd treat, if met where any bar is,
20. Or help to half a crown.