To convey the brutality and animosity of “The Troubles”, Seamus Heaney expressed his thought-provoking opinions in the form of poetry. His collection of poems called “North” specifically portray the violent and hatred of The Troubles during 1968 to 1998. The Troubles refer to the sectarian warfare and division between the United Kingdom and Ireland. During this time period, political infighting occurred and caused conflicts that eventually lead to a bloody and brutal war. The North collection utilises various historical context while also stylistically allude to the bygone era of the Vikings and the discovery of the bog bodies of the Northern Europe in order to emphasis the endless occurrence of brutality and violent events.
The horrors of the war are reflected throughout the novel, but Ninh uses the landscape of the Central Highlands to reflect on Kien, and how the war affects him. There are sharp and horrific descriptions of the Jungle of Screaming Souls, where effective language conveys images of Kien’s suffering and the overwhelming power that it has on Kien’s mental state. Ninh also uses strong images and juxtaposition to reflect on his image of his hometown, and how that image has changed after the war, where the reader interprets people’s horrible suffering in poverty. The relationship between the violence and the natural landscape also conveys the traumatic environment that soldiers had to cope with, to the reader, using grim language to describe both the landscape and the violence. The descriptions of The Jungle of Screaming Souls not only reflects on the horrors of the war, which has a strong presence on the novel, but it is also parallel to the journey that both the war and Kien goes through.
As well as the value of a human life during these times of war, but the insanity of war and Heller 's solution to insanity is the idea of "there is always a catch" in life is shown to a dramatic extent. Heller 's novel not only satirizes war, but all of society. Moreover, Heller shows the perversions of the human character and society. Using unique style and structure, and also satirizes war and its values as well as using the war setting to satirize society at large. By manipulating the war setting and language of the novel Heller is able to depict society as dark and twisted.
Politics, as referred, and its negative situation in the North at the time of Heaney’s writing of the ‘Glanmore Sonnets’, was the result of British imperialism. Thus, cataphatic language is used in both sonnets I and V with subtle references to this imperialism, references which had previously been used in a negative manner. For example, in the first line of sonnet I the reader sees “Vowels ploughed into other: opened ground.” The phrase “opened ground” has been imported from ‘Act of Union’ where it refers to the wound left by British imperialism in Ireland. However, as this is clearly negative, the cataphatic use of language seen here serves to turn the phrase into something more positive. Cataphatic language is also used to describe the boortree in sonnet V. The boortree is the Scottish derivative of the English elderberry, with the latter also referred to in the sonnet.
Poems are pieces of writing in which writers express their senses of feelings, and ideas for particular events. Every word, line, and paragraph has its meanings. Poems come in different shapes, sizes, tones, and stories. Some comes in sad moments. Some comes in happy moments.
Question Two David Malouf’s novel, Fly Away Peter tells of the events of the First World War through its protagonist, Jim Saddler, and his personal experiences. It also explores the tragedy and disruption that comes as a result of warfare. Through the use of narrative techniques Malouf clearly communicates his own personal attitude towards war which is that it is an unnecessary disturbance within the natural order that lacks overall purpose. These techniques, including symbolism, juxtaposition and intertextuality are also effectively employed throughout the novel to enhance the reader’s understanding of the key messages. Key messages conveyed throughout the novel relate to the effects of war as well as human experiences, these messages include
June Jordan’s poetry is known for its immediacy and accessibility as well as its interest in identity and the representation of personal experiences. Her poetry is often deeply autobiographical, political and often displays a radical, globalized notion of solidarity amongst the worlds oppressed. “Poem about my rights” by the poet, June Jordan can be seen as spoken word poetry rather than page poetry where oral performance and repetition are used to convey her feelings and messages to the listeners. Poetry can be divided into two groups; written poetry and spoken word poetry. Written poetry, also known as page poetry, is written and is analysed by the reader.
Poetry Analysis Once the poem “History Lesson” was written numerous poetry foundations celebrated it for many reasons. “History Lesson” not only makes an impact on literature today it has also impacted people also. This poem inspires people and moves them to the point to where they can find a personal connection to the poem itself and to the writer. Not only does it hold emotional value for those who were victimized and those whose family were victimized by the laws of segregation, but the poem is also celebrated for its complexity. The poem uses many techniques to appeal to the reader.
As we think about art and we think about beauty and the role that this poem plays in our lives, it enables us to explore the full range of human emotions in relationship to this poem. We often hear that art imitates life. Art shows us who we are. And that 's why we enjoy it. It helps us see our good experiences and our not so good experiences.
Oxford’s dictionary defines War as “a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country.” This definition only states what war seems from the outside, a fight between two opposite forces. The impact of war is deeper and more long lasting then the war itself, especially on families and people in general. Wars are known for its danger, division, and the destruction that comes along with it. In the story, “The Sniper” by Liam O 'flaherty, the author uses irony, motivation, and mode to reveal the theme that war knows no limit. These three literary elements supports the theme of the story by making it evident and noticeable to the reader.
The authors use pathos to grab us by our emotions and make us want to keep reading about such a historically powerful but terrible group. To do so they use powerful, livid, and emotional language. Levitt and Dubner help us to remember how terrible the Ku Klux Klan was and the repulsive things they did to not just “black people” but to human beings that did in no way deserve what they had to go through during slavery and even after with language that appeals to the senses. “The early Klan did its work through pamphleteering, lynching, shooting, burning, castrating, pistol-whipping, and a thousand forms of intimidation” (52). Levitt and Dubner start right off the bat using a rhetorical strategy called appeal to pity by very vividly listing the things the Ku Klux Klan did to their victims.
War is integral to the text, and aspects of it are explored extensively by Malouf. The poisonous manner in which patriotism drives unsuited young men to war is conveyed via perspective and contrast. Contrast of imagery conveys the overall nature of war, in its hierarchy and ugliness. Finally, language techniques such as emotive language and negative connotations are utilized to explore the gruelling conditions of war, and the emotional toll it takes. Malouf’s text conveys much about the horrendous nature of war and the phenomena surrounding it, via a variety of narrative and language
In the novel, Burial Rites, Hannah Kent draws upon the symbolism and imagery of nature and the supernatural to highlight the central protagonist 's approaching death by execution. Symbolic ravens are scattered throughout the text and provide a sense of constant foreboding in a natural setting that is equally alarming. The Iceland of 1829 is a harsh physical environment with a social structure strongly influenced by both superstition and strict social guidelines. Within this structure, the doomed Agnes 's fatalistic perspective is a reminder that her life and eventual death are shaped by forces beyond her control. While Kent 's use of imagery is usually focused on Agnes 's approaching death, and the waiting she must endure, it also serves
Feudist, is one extremely common stereotype that Eastern Kentucky has. “In Days of Darkness the Feuds of Eastern Kentucky” by John Ed Pearce, Pearce delivers heaps of information thorough accounts of the people and their activities, all which made up the different feuds. These feuds being in Perry, Breathitt, Clay, Harlan, Rowan, and Pike county Kentucky. The image that arises is one of family loyalties, exploitation and uselessness of the law, and a sense of vulnerability for those caught in the crossfire. John Ed Pearce probes into the difficulties and incentives for many of the well-known feuds in Kentucky 's history.
World War 1 was depicted with many contrasting perspectives. It was regarded as both a glorious and credible cause and as a barbaric battle which devastated lives and souls. This analysis will compare two poems written with completely different intentions. Who’s for the game? is written by Jessie Pope and Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen; the former patriotic, encouraging men to fight for their countries, and the latter in complete contrast, exposing the harsh brutality of war soldiers endured.