The word on its own in one line shows the poet's panic.
The word on its own in one line creates a sense of urgency.
The word on its own in one line shows that the poet wants to escape from his fear.
The word on its own in one line shows how alone the poet feels.
The word on its own in one line interferes with the natural rhythm of the poem.
The italics are used to indicate that "OUT" could just as well have been the title of the poem.
Italics makes the message that the poet wants to portray stand out clearly: to get off the train.
This is a very emotional and unreliable account.
This is a subjective and unreliable account.
This is a subjective, immediate and realistic account.
The conductors on the train.
The sweaty, dirty mine workers returning home.
The people sleeping on the train
There are no punctuation marks starting and ending sentences.
Ongoing lines (enjambment) are used to contribute to the feeling of the swaying movement of a train.
The short sentences add to the quick tempo of the poem.
The word "out" is written in a line of its own and this adds to the jerking movement of a stopping train.