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.
Crane does his best to embrace the thoughts and ideas of war from a single perspective contrary to a group view as well as the psychological battles faced by an individual, which can sometimes be seen as far more important than the battles actually fought on the field. The last theme that I find important is the theme of transformation. The transformation of this story is a psychological one. This transformation is driven by countless trials of the soldiers in the
It is as if that the stanzas are divided, those stanzas that Thetis expects to see and those of how actually the things are, the first are alleged the reality with a more romanticized way and the other are presented with a rather tough and harsh reality which is as if a battlefield. In this poem, Auden wants to demonstrate his concerns for a contingent war, the poem is written in the period after the Great War which inevitably follows the period of Cold War. In a way, through the poem, Auden tries to make its readers think more reasonable and be aware of the consequences that would have in a possible war. In the last stanza, when Hephaestos reveals to Thetis the whole true about the shield “Hephaestos, hobbled away,... Out in dismay ”, the fact that her son Achilles died during the war(66-68). The descriptions that are provided in the poem, remind the recent events of the war and Auden uses them so as to recall people’s memory and to function as an example to be avoided.
In Richard Lovelace’s To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars, although the poem is written to say farewell to the mistress because the speaker is going to sacrifice himself and is going to war, it is playful and romantic. This poem mainly focuses on how romantic it is for someone to go fight in a war. In Alfred Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light Brigade, the one is set to be serious and respectful. The poem is about how soldiers who went into battle should be honored for their doing, and that war places soldiers under extreme stress and pressure. The poem 's diction keeps emphasizing on death and the horrors of it which is intense.
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy. The way Owen crafts the poem clearly shows the ‘pity’ that he emphasizes throughout his poetry.
The tone ii the poem is immensely important because it tells the reader the attitude or feeling the poet takes toward a theme or subject. In other words, how the author feels about the subject in the poem. This is done by the choice of certain words or the inclusion of certain details rather than others. There can be two poems that are written about the same subject, but mean entirely different things because of the tone conveyed by the poet. For example, Richard Lovelace “To Lucasta On Going to the Wars”, and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, are both poems written about war, but the poems’ difference in tones make the two very different pieces from each other.
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.
The vividness of these descriptions works to further portray what the author wants the reader to see, while also keeping the objective narration of the soldier. The narrator’s sensory imagery can be seen throughout the flashback, including when Whitman is describing the “patter of small arms, the warning s-s-t of the rifles” and the “sound of the cannon far or near, (rousing even in dreams a devilish exultation and all the old mad joy in the depths of my soul,)” In addition, a sense of urgency can be found through the flashback, as there is more punctuation in these lines, making the descriptions sound more detached and separate from each other. In the line, “the skirmishers begin—they crawl cautiously ahead—I hear the irregular snap! Snap!”, every few words is separated by dash, causing the narration of the poem to be more staccato and each of the descriptions to be more distinct from each other. This disconnection of phrases also adds to the sense of urgency found in the scenes of the
2. Compare the ways in which human suffering is presented in “Disabled” and ‘‘Refugee Blues’’. The poem ‘Disabled’ was written in the midst of the First World War. The word ‘disabled’ gives the poem a feeling of boldness, of the brutal reality of warfare; how people are defined by their disability, and no longer able to achieve things on their own. The poem considers the illusion of war as glamorous, and stresses the violence of battle.