War is a transformative event due to the people at first believing war is exciting opportunity that they should not miss out but later it seemed to be frightening and gloomy which changed them emotionally as well they may get injured and transform the physically. As said by Stefan Zweig in The World of Yesterday which is about Austrians excitement of going into WWI, “the young people were honestly afraid that they might miss this most wonderful and exciting experience of their lives; that is why they shouted and sang in the trains that carried them to the slaughter”(Document H). At first it shows how excited everyone was but then they experience war which causes them to realise that war is not a great time but it is a horrific event that will
Many people die in war. Sometimes a death is a horrific experience for everyone involved, other times it is twisted into a beautiful sacrifice. In the poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, the cruel truths of war are revealed. Through the use of diction, imagery, and figurative language, Owen conveys a disgusted and angry tone that describes his attitude about dying for one’s country.
Both Ted Hughes and Wilfred Owen present war in their poems “Bayonet Charge” and “Exposure”, respectively, as terrifying experiences, repeatedly mentioning the honest pointlessness of the entire ordeal to enhance the futility of the soldiers' deaths. Hughes’ “Bayonet Charge” focuses on one person's emotional struggle with their actions, displaying the disorientating and dehumanising qualities of war. Owen’s “Exposure”, on the other hand, depicts the impacts of war on the protagonists' nation, displaying the monotonous and unending futility of the situation by depicting the fate of soldiers who perished from hypothermia, exposed to the horrific conditions of open trench warfare before dawn.
The diction and tone in Borden and Owen’s poems is so much different than the diction and tone in Lovelace and Tennyson’s poems due to different perspectives and point of views. In all four poems the main idea is war, but each set conveys a perspective of war, a positive perspective
Chris Hedges, a former war correspondent, has a memory overflowing with the horrors of many battlefields and the helplessness of those trapped within them. He applies this memory to write War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, where he tutors us in the misery of war. To accomplish this goal, Hedges uses impactful imagery, appeals to other dissidents of war and classic writers, and powerful exemplification.
In war conditions, sometimes soldiers are forced to do what they don’t want to do. This action, sometimes makes them feel guilty even if they weren’t. In the novel, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, the author emphasizes that the things soldiers carry in war, the people they killed, the soldier’s feelings, psychology, and the moral of what they have done cannot be all of the soldier’s responsibilities. Soldiers fear that they would be excluded from the society, and they’d be accused from all the wildness of the war because of what they have done. In the chapters, “On the Rainy River” and “Ambush,” the author adumbrate us the emotions that soldiers had been through by using the techniques direct address, the point of view
Ask yourself. How could six million Jews be persecuted and butchered? The memoir “Night,” written by Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel is about the experience Wiesel saw during the Holocaust and the torment and killings he saw and how it affected his life. The author uses similes and imagery to reveal a dramatic and sad mood to the reader to explain the thoughts and atrocities Wiesel saw during the Holocaust.
Both the poem, “The Uninvited” by Dorothy Livesay, and The Wars by Timothy Findley share a common theme of a haunting past. Both works illustrate the fact that past experiences have an evocative effect on one’s character, relationships, and decisions. In both works, the protagonist is met with a past experience that haunts them as they go about their everyday trials and tribulations, and this has a profound effect on their character, decision making, and ability to form relationships.
For some people war is a piece of history and for other’s it’s a piece of their lives they’ll never forget. Brian Turner and Tim O’Brien share the same topic, which was war. Both men did fight in different war, which were in Vietnam and Afghanistan, and used literature to write their experiences. Turner used the power of poetry, while O’Brien used his stories. Both author’s did capture the harsh reality of war, yet one was more effective than the other. Brian Turner made his poems’ descriptive but it touched more to his feelings rather than the war, while Tim O’Brien was able to bring his war to life by using characters in his stories
In this case, Kelly Cherry effectively uses imagery through various elements so the reader can visualize the man’s homecoming. These images are described with the things the man may be holding on to physically or mentally. For example, the suitcase “That contains shaving cream, a piggy bank, a book he sometimes pretends to read, His clothes” clearly identifies the little things familiar to him and items he values (4-6). Likewise, Cherry describes how the man once saw himself, “A younger man, in a tweed hat, a man who loves Music” (19-20). This creates a flashback moment to a time he enjoyed and one that identifies who he was then. Perhaps it also creates a mental picture of him for the audience. However, the “peculiar screeching of strings” and the “fiddling with emotion” causes the reader to see the confusion his mind is struggling with in order to decipher his surroundings (21-22). This all leads to the image of his significant other standing in the doorway as he has to decide “who this woman is, this old, white-haired woman” (27). Trying hard to recall this person, he presses on determined to make sense of his new world. The poet successfully illustrates the magnitude with which this disease can change its victim’s perspective about things and situations once familiar to
There is no question that war is an ugly thing, and there is also no question that of all the conflicts in recent history, the first world war was one of the most horrific. However, as horrific as all war is, around the time of World War I a prevailing theme in both European and American culture was that it was honorable and beautiful to fight for one's country and often die. This culture of glorifying war can be seen in writing from poets like Jessie Pope, who wrote patriotic verses trying to motivate men to sacrifice themselves for their nation. Conversely, in the poem Dulce et Decorum Est, essentially a direct response to both this misplaced romanticism for war and to Jessie Pope's work itself, writer and ex-soldier Wilfred Owen shares
I would never have thought to myself how diet, psychological health, physical health exercise habits, and events throughout the day would affect the dreams I have at night. I took all of these factors into consideration when I was trying to analyze my dreams. I have learned that my sleeping habits do affect my daily life, and the interactions I had with others throughout the day. Freud once said “that whether we intend it or not, we 're all poets. That 's because on most nights, we dream. And dreams are a lot like poetry, in that in both, we express our internal life in similar ways. We conjure images; we combine incongruent elements to evoke emotion in a more efficient way than wordier descriptions can, and we use unconscious and tangential associations rather than logic to tell a story”.
Both Dulce et Decorum Est and Mametz Wood present the incompetent results of war. Dulce et Decorum Est indicates the horrible facts and deaths in war. Moreover, Mametz Wood highlights how precious life is and how easily it can be lost as a result of battle.
This essay will compare and contrast the way the poets Jessie Pope and Wilfred Owen present war in their poems. Who’s for the game? Was written by Jessie Pope in 1916 during the heart of the First World War. The poem is pro war and is a piece of propaganda that was used to recruit men into the British army. In contrast Dulce et decorum est is an anti war poem and shows the true aspects of war. The dates of the two poem do not differ a lot, this emphasises the time period does not influence they way that the two poets wrote their poems.
Within the context of recent history, Wilfred Owen is often considered the greatest writer of modern British war poetry. Composing the vast majority of his poems in a one-year time span, Owen found inspiration from his personal experiences fighting in World War I and fellow poets joining in the fight around him. Born in 1893, Owen grew up the oldest of four children, enjoying a particularly close relationship with his mother while his father remained distant. Owen graduated from Shrewsbury Technical School at age eighteen. Afterwards, Owen took numerous odd jobs throughout Europe, seemingly at a loss for his purpose in life. Owen returned to England in September 1915, a year after the Great War began, and enlisted in England’s Artists’ Rifles