Although these novels focus on a false reality of wars, Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front illustrates Bäumer’s horrifying experiences that he and his regiment, the Second Company, faces throughout the front lines of World War I, along with the physical and emotional
All Quiet on the Western Front is a story, in which it allows people to know the true horrors of war. Throughout the story and in Erich Maria Remarque’s writing he uses many literary devices to emphasize what he experienced and the emotions he felt. The devices that he used are used in order to help the readers understand his experience and emphasize the theme of his war novel. Throughout this essay, I will show you a few of the literary devices used within the novel that emphasized the theme, the brutality of war. Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism.
Writers and producers made a lot of pieces talking about WWI during the 20st century but they often approached in many different ways the theme of disillusionment. The Grand Illusion by Jean Renoir and All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque each have their own way of talking about disillusionment. The novel is more realistic in describing the perspective of Paul, the protagonist, and what he felt when he discovered the truth about war whereas the movie gives a more allegorical point of view of the war with romantic scenes and no scenes in the “real” front. But an important fact to compare both the movie and the novel is that the authors both participated in WWI but not on the same side and they both got wounded a number of times. The two works talk about disillusionment in two different ways, from two different perspectives and yet they convey the same message about disillusionment; war is never as honorable as it is shown throughout the media.
Images of light and darkness are repeatedly used to great poetic and dramatic effect in relation to Zenocrate. In Part I, she is surrounded by sparkling light-imagery. Tamburlaine pictures her in clear mountain air, jewel-spangled in the glitter of ice and snow. Zenocrate is exclusively associated with suggestions of brightness and purity. Such impressions are suggested in the jewel and star images, and in such phrases as that her looks can “clear the darkened sky.
The tall, dark forest loomed in the distance, it was then a shadow passed over the right side of the road, moving quickly. An eerie, strange sound began emanating from the dark tree 's. Out of the corner of his eye, Wayfarer spotted a dark shadow suddenly run by them. All he saw was a flash of black and grey. The large horse immediately halted, stopping dead in his tracks, a low whinnied escaped his lips as he slowly began inching backwards. "Ugh, this isn 't right at all.
An Extended Metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things. Robert Frost uses this term thru ought his poems to give his literal poems more profound meanings. In some of his most popular poems “The Road Not Taken” and “Mending Wall” Frost uses extended metaphors to convey the main idea. In “The Road Not Taken” the roads are metaphors for choices, the speaker first comes upon two roads “diverged in a yellow wood” (frost 1) and he must decide on which to take.
Golden rays danced across the deep blue surface of the still water as the day awoke. A cascade of light enveloped the horizon, unveiling a bountiful array of colours. Fields of red roses serenaded the sky, while enormous willow trees, swayed in the light breeze, applauding its arrival. Perched precariously upon a thin branch stood a delicate wood pigeon. Without warning a loud crack echoed across the area and the pigeon fell to the mercy of gravity.
I feel it radiating into my blood, as my heart skips a beat. Soon, enlightened by a beating pair of wings effortlessly moving up and down, more fragile than the glass that once was sitting on the edge of the table. The fluttering pair of painted silk wings circles my front, as another pair comes into sight, creating a delicate breeze that brushes past my quilted cold cheeks. I manage to smile at the picturesque view in front of me, sending a warm satisfaction to my body as it sparks my heart and floods my eyes with tear-filled blur.
Additionally, “defining the wood with one feature prefigures one of the essential ideas of the poem: the insistence that a single decision can transform a life” (Robinson). This one feature, the yellow leaves, and in it the sole definition of
We New Englanders witness the beauty of the autumn season in colors of brown, red and orange tints. If you 're lucky enough to stand on a high point, the
Late October skies in South Dakota are something to behold. The skies, bleached to pale blue from summer 's heat, take on deeper, richer hues. Hot relentless winds of summer yield to cooler softer breezes that gently caress the face. With winter peeking around the corner, these Autumn days are fleeting and treasured. October 31, 2011 dawned with all the necessary ingredients for pure perfection.
Maybe nothing is more incessant in the pages of history books than wars. Since the beginning of time, men have battled to hold their ground and vanquish more. However, the images of war are never as victorious that they are painted out to be. The truth of war is dull, devastate, and nerve racking, with conditions unfavorable to mind, body, and soul. The substances of war and the dread experienced are reported and told by writers all through time.
World War I is a gloomy and cruel place; it obliterates the beliefs of fighting for one’s country and transforms the minds of the soldiers. This realization is found in Erich Maria Remarque’s book All Quiet on the Western Front. In the book, a young teen named Paul Baumer and his friends join in the war believing it’s going to make them become important and that fighting for their country is such a great privilege, but once they are in the war, they all realize it’s not the same as what they were told. The young soldiers witness what war is truly about and they reflect on what they were told, knowing the truth makes them see they were told lies, so they are the same which obliterates their trust in the adult world. Remarque employs symbolism,
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is a story told by a soldier named Paul Bäumer about his experiences during World War I. The war lasted from 1914 to 1918 affecting a whole generation of young men across the world. There was so much death during the WWI that sometimes families would lose more than one soldier. Paul describes how horrendous death was in the book. This showed readers the true insight of war at the time.