Why is a monument being erected by the State (the government) to the Unknown Citizen? Who is the speaker of this poem?

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The monument being erected for the Unknown Citizen is probably similar to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other monuments praising those who have fallen and died in the line of duty.  It should be a tribute to those fallen who could not be identified by name. 

However the speaker in this poem is being more sarcastic.  Instead of truly being an unknown soldier because of a violent death in war, the citizen is unknown because of a lack of indivuality or importance in...

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