- In Japan, during World War II, Kamikaze pilots were expected to carry out suicide missions.
- They would use their weapons to fight and then fly directly into the warships of the opposition.
- It was deemed honourable to sacrifice your life for your country.
- The speaker is relaying the situation with her father to her own children.
- It becomes a morality tale about how to treat people, especially those in your family.
- A Kamikaze pilot is on a mission to sacrifice his life for the country.
- Whilst flying he is reminded of reasons why he should stay alive; through memories and nature.
- He returns home but is shunned by all those close to him.
- His wife and the community regard him a defector; they would have rather he died in honour of the country.
- The pilot’s children are conditioned by peer pressure and too stop loving their father.
- Aside and conversational
- Multiple tenses
- Irregular rhythm
- No rhyme
- Seven six-lined stanzas
- Finishing couplet
- Natural imagery
- Power of humans
- Power of nature