Major Themes in “Coup De Grace”: Dictatorship, government oppression, and empty promises of dictators are three major themes of this poem.

It remains to praise the crisp structure of “The Coup de Grâce,” which is presented in three distinct parts. First, Bierce describes the scene after the gory battle—the general confusion, then specific rows of corpses, and finally Madwell’s return to the forest where he finds his friend

Persona refers to the voice a writer creates to tell a story or to define the speaker in a poem. … But poets often adopt a persona, that is they speak through the voice of a character they have created. Tone, the atmosphere in the poem, is the attitude of the writer to the subject matter of the work