In his side there are two red holes Who is spoken about here What do the red holes refer to What message is found in the particular line

In his side there are two red holes”- Who is spoken about here? What do the ‘red holes’ refer to? What message is found in the particular line?

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→In Rimbaud’s ‘Asleep In The Valley‘, the soldier lying in the bush in spoken about here.

→The ‘red holes’ refer to the bullet wounds which suggest that the soldier is dead, not asleep.

→The ‘red holes‘ bring us face to face with the going reality of War. The stunning beauty of nature is there side by side with death and war drains away so many young lives. We feel the pity of war and also understand that natural beauty is worth nothing unless there is a place. This is the message of the poem

 

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