Dreamers Poem Analysis

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"Dreamers" is a war poem centering on the thoughts of foot soldiers facing enemy fire in the First World War (1914-1918). Sassoon 's own experiences as an English soldier in France during the First World War inspired the poem. Therefore, he truly knows what war is and he deliver it well in his poem.
Throughout the entire poem, Siegfried uses imagery to provide a picture of what war really was, not what the public had made it up to be.In presenting his theme, he points out the war as the horrible environment the soldiers have to live in. He uses ‘death 's gray land’ (L.1). It represents the battlefield. Associated with war, he uses a drearier color which is gray to emphasize hopelessness or lethargy of the soldiers. Besides that, Sassoon has
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In this poem Dreamer, the author which is Sassoon show how the soldiers are people too. It is written during the First World War. In this poem the anger is focused on those most directly responsible for the soldier’s fate. Society frequently depicts war as an exciting adventure offering opportunities to prove one 's power and win glory. But, says Sassoon in presenting his theme, war is a brutal ordeal for facing bullets and artillery bombardment--and the sight of bloody uniforms, torn limbs, and twitching bodies. At such times, what occupy their minds are not thoughts of heroic deeds but dreams of what really matters in life: "firelit homes, clean beds, and wives" (line 8) and other ordinary, mundane…show more content…
Moreover, when Sassoon talks about the “deaths grey land”, I think it implies about how much the war change the soldiers as they were far away from home and not being home is as good as dead.
In the third and fourth line of the first stanza Sassoon states “Soldiers are sworn to action; they must winSome flaming, fatal climax with their lives”. This statement represents the soldiers fighting hard in the battlefield and trying not to get killed. Win is a must for them. They are sworn to action, means even if the soldiers were trapped and unable to get out of the war; they still have to fight until they are either dead or badly wounded.
In the ninth and tenth lines, Sassoon talked about how he sees the war though his mind, like when he said “foul dug-outs”, and “ruined trenches”. He uses that particular imagery to get a picture in the readers mind about the horrible living conditions. “Dreaming of things they did with balls and bats /And mocked with hopeless longing to regain,”. “Dreaming of things they did with balls and bats,” makes me think of the soldiers having a flashback to when they were young, when they were still free, which makes them re-thinking their decision of fight in the war. “And mocked with hopeless longing to regain”
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