Robert Frost is one of the great poets of the American pantheon. Throughout his life, his work was recognized over the US border, particularly in England where he first published. The work of Frost was greatly marked by his attachment to nature (“Storm fear”, “The tuft of Flowers”); attachment that he might have developed from his life in rural communities. Growing up with a single mother after the passing of his father due to sickness, then the death of his kids, Frost’s work have conveyed the immensity of the darkness that has haunted his life. His bitterness, his depression, his sadness, his comfort zone, his wake up calls, his solitude; are some of the elements that a reader can feel reading through his lines.
Not only was it physical items, but it was also memories brought, like the ones brought by Jimmy Cross of his girlfriend at home. O’brien highlights the things that these soldiers carried in a way to set up the the rising action and help the story reach a climax. In reference to the character Kiowa, the things that he carried create a perfect picture of what type of person Kiowa was. A deeply religious American Indian who carried a tomahawk and a bible in his rucksack. Kiowa throughout the short story is clearly the silent leader of the platoon.
The audience can predict the “gutter” could be a trench used in the war. So the soldier went to the trench to lie down and die. There is also another shift when the author says “and soundlessly attending, dies…”. In the last stanza, the audience can infer that the author is at peace with the death. He says “misted and ebullient seas and cooling shores, towards Amphibia’s empiries.” The audience can feel the relaxation.
Sassoon was able to fight in May 1915. He was depressed because of the war but that did not stop him from doing his duty, for that courage he was a well-known man. Because of the fact that he appeared to be completely fearless; his friends called him “Mad Jack”. In Sassoon’s poem he gives descriptions that show the state of the soldier. In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat.
He paid homage to those friends because some of them passed away fighting and O’Brien wanted to show what made them special, especially because the men who fought and died in Vietnam often came home disrespected and ignored. Every story helped to shine light on the men who lost the fight. O’Brien went into incredible detail about what exactly made each man in his platoon special, especially if there was a story to lay to rest. By sharing these stories, themes of homage and sacrifice were explored as O’Brien hoped to explain what their friendship was and why it was so
Billy Pilgrim was an ex-soldier who had experienced very harsh events which caused him to get stuck in time and revisit them. Revisiting time can cause one to ignore and find the mishaps and the happiness of life meaningless. Tralfamadorians’s ideas of this phrase was that even though one can die, events in that person’s life can be visited many times only through the invention of time travel. Being unstuck in time, Billy can visit the many events in his life including his death. Due to being unstuck in time makes Billy careless about the importance of life, death, and time.
When war was announced to the public, in 1914, young men across the country of England were eager to experience the exaltation associated with fighting for their beloved country. This devotion for their country is passionately echoed in the poem “The Soldier”, written by Rupert Brooke. As the battles continued, the true-colours of war unravelled for the soldiers, and the atmosphere portrayed in the war poetry changed drastically. This heinous exposure brought upon the soldiers was conveyed in the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, written by Wilfred Owen. Owen wrote the poem during the time he spent in the trenches.
Heaney primarily engages with death and loss in this poem through his use of sensuous imagery. Scents often trigger strong memories, which is the case with Heaney remembering his father’s tobacco in this poem. A pang of longing for his father can be seen when Heaney reaches into his father’s pockets and finds “nothing but chaff cocoons, a paperiness not known again until the last days” (13). Heaney’s father’s life is conjured up and remembered through objects like his suit and tobacco, things which he was once associated with. These things bring comfort to Heaney now that his father is gone because he can remember him by them.
The world-weary speaker is tired of life and things only death could give him peace and rest that would be “lovely, dark, and deep” Still, it is too early for him to depart as he has not fulfilled all his duties. The poem explores different slots from
The most powerful lines is, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” The repetition of this line shows how Thomas feels about his father and how much he needs him to stay. Another line that is repeated is, “Do not go gentle into that good night.” This line is obviously the title of the poem and stresses an encouraging message to his father. Thomas seems to really care for his father and the messages conveyed in these repeated statements demonstrate. Another method Thomas uses in his poem is including powerful language. He says things like, “burn, grave, and rage as well as fierce.” These all are used in some way to grab the readers attention or