The poem is spoken in the perspective of a women whose husband has come home from ware with serious injuries the poem explore the mental and physical side effects
the poem is made up of mostly unrhymed couplets which creates fragmentation, this matches the feeling of the wife as she seeks to
understand to stand the feelings of the husband.while she tries to search for answers to why he has become like this
the title is a pun as the women is litually trying to fid her husband s he has changed after the war, it is used metaphoicallly.the first lines in the pomes shows the activity of the women as she does her "search" as the poet uses words such as jdjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
the peom is about a women who is looking for her husband after he comes back from war physically and metaphorically injured.
the poem is mainly made up of rhymed couplets. this creates a sense of framintation.this helps us to understand the wifes feelings as she looks for her
the poem is brought to an end when the search is close to being found.
the title is a pun as the women is litually serching for her husband metaphorically.words like "explore" "handle and hold and "mind and attened show careful treatement of his injured body as well as his injured mind.
the referances to his body are used metaphorically. as "broken jaw" suggests that he is no longer open to her anymore about his experiances or feelingss
His collar bone is "damaged, porcelain", a metaphor that brings to mind something hard but also easily chipped and cold, a reminder of the "frozen river which ran through his face"
there is alot loving verbs in the poem, reflecting the intimacy of husband and wife. the wife says climb the rungs of his broken ribs", a closely observed detail of her hands exploring the altered body of her husband the idea of the ladder shows the effort that she is has to find her husband
The Manhunt is about the patience and care of love. The wife in the poem is methodical and thorough in her search
the peoms explores the cost or war it has on people."grazed heart", perhaps literally from an injury caused by "the metal beneath his chest", but also metaphorically. He is unable to connect with his wife, unwilling to speak of his experiences which means that there relatioship is put on hold. the meatal bullet in the "feotus" suggests that there relatiosnhip will be changed for ever like having a baby.
Lines 23 and 24 present the metaphor of "a sweating, unexploded mine buried deep in his mind". The source of the problem is not physical but mental, and threatens to cause problems at any time. The importance of the wife's care
The poem isn't about the right and wrong of war just the impact of war on this pictular relationship.
Then, and only then, did I come close". Her search is not fully successful, she only comes "close", and only after she realises that her husband's problems lie as much in memories of his experiences as they do in his physical scars.