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AQA GCSE English Language war poetry controlled assesment

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    Im writing my drafts for one of my controlled assesments on War poetry and am really confused.
    The question of the controlled assesment is, "Explore the ways war poetry portrays conflict in society?"
    The 1st poem we have been introduced to is Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes and im confused about where the poem portrays conflict in society or what to write, here is the poem
    Suddenly he awoke and was running – raw
    In raw-seamed hot khaki, his sweat heavy,
    Stumbling across a field of clods towards a green hedge
    That dazzled with rifle fire, hearing
    Bullets smacking the belly out of the air –
    He lugged a rifle numb as a smashed arm;
    The patriotic tear that had brimmed in his eye
    Sweating like molten iron from the centre of his chest, –In bewilderment then he almost stopped –
    In what cold clockwork of the stars and the nations
    Was he the hand pointing that second? He was running
    Like a man who has jumped up in the dark and runs
    Listening between his footfalls for the reason
    Of his still running, and his foot hung like
    Statuary in mid-stride. Then the shot-slashed furrowsThrew up a yellow hare that rolled like a flame
    And crawled in a threshing circle, its mouth wide
    Open silent, its eyes standing out.
    He plunged past with his bayonet toward the green hedge,
    King, honour, human dignity, etcetera
    Dropped like luxuries in a yelling alarm
    To get out of that blue crackling air
    His terror’s touchy dynamite.
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