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Tone in 'The Destruction of Sennacherib'

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Tone in "The Destruction of Sennacherib" In Lord Byron 's poem "The Destruction of Sennacherib" the narrator 's tone is one of amazement. It 's clear to see that he is amazed a how quickly and easily the huge enemy army is wiped out. He says that the enemy 's army was as numerous as the leaves on the trees and that their spears shined like the "stars on the sea", but all the angel of death had to do was "spread his wings" to dispose of them. The speaker seems to be in awe of how little effort it took the death angel to wipe them out, because he says that all the angel had to do was breath on them and they died. Finally, he seems to be in awe of how total the destruction of the enemy was, saying that their idols broke and that their…show more content…
So throughout the whole statement he seems to be just staring on in disbelief and wonder, amazed at the fact that no one had blown any trumpets to sound an attack, not a single person had picked up their weapon, and not only that, not one of the entire army had even stirred. (1080) He doesn 't just talk about the army, for he mentions the Assyrian city as well, saying that the widows were crying loudly, all the idols were broken, and their might
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