Sassoon wants the audience to realize that war and violence is not the solution, and he portrays this theme through his poetry. Sassoon’s harsh, realistic descriptions of what soldiers witness begins the poem with an uncomfortable feeling. The speaker, a soldier in the midst of a battle, is “groping along the tunnel, step by step” (1). When Sassoon describes the speaker as “groping” through the tunnel, it creates a helpless image of the speaker trying to survive. This describes the soldier’s possible feeling of helplessness and dire need for the war to end.
This conjures an image of the metaphorical god of war looming over the battlefield, as well as the sight and smell of a field of dead bodies. This portrays the battle-god as the leader of the dead. This establishes that war is powerful, and that war inevitably leads to the death of many people, many of whom leave behind families that grieve
The inner conflict while not obvious was present with the soldiers who returned back and having to deal with PTSD and other symptoms. Siegfried Sassoon’s Attack and Wilfred’s Owen Anthem for Doomed Youth both deal with inner and outer conflict through the use of figurative language and imagery. Firstly, Anthem for Doomed Youth uses figurative language in the first part of the poem to demonstrate the surroundings that might surround the soldier as he fights on. The “Monstrous Anger of the guns” “stuttering rifles” these are all sounds that surround the soldier as he goes into war. These weapons of war are given personification, they are viewed as people in this war fighting for one cause.
When countries declare war soldiers suit up for war and when they do they tend to pray for their individual safety. What most people do not realize is that when they pray for their security, they are praying for the endangerment of others. Mark Twain proves this through his multiple social criticism's in "The War Prayer". Mark Twain uses metaphors and imagery in "The War Prayer" to demonstrate the effects war has on a community. So, Mark Twain uses metaphors in "The War Prayer" to provide evidence of how war effects the people involved.
The poet draws a very clear picture of the scene and creates atmosphere while the tension builds up then shows the destruction of war. But each line paints a different picture in mind. Sassoon starts it by describing the setting then describes the battlefield. The poem makes use of imagery to get across the futility of the war. Unlike “Attack”, the structure of “Anthem for Doomed Youth”,It shows that it’s split into two clear sections.
To them, it was unknown as to what to do or what to say. Within the poem, the situation was being constantly compared and differentiated to different things in order to portray how inconceivable the moment was to not only the soldiers, but the hostages kept within the concentration camps as well. In “The America I Love,” Elie Wiesel used similes and metaphors to portray how the American soldiers felt after
The poem “Facing It,” by Yusef Komunyakaa is a heart wrenching story of a man who was in the Vietnam War. He is recounting the lost and maimed of the war. The author himself served in the Vietnam War. This poem has many accurate depictions of the struggles felt by the veterans coming home from this highly controversial war. The personification seen in the story catches the attention of the reader in a way that almost makes the reader feel as though they themselves are in D.C. staring into the wall.
This particular quote appeals to the readers’ sense of hearing and there's a lot of tension and anxiety found in this passage. The soldiers know that the inevitable battle is approaching but the enemy is hidden from sight yet is revealed to them through the sounds of war. The use of the word “gun” could also be used figuratively to refer to a soldier. The phrase “…made the earth speak of gigantic preparation…” is an example of personification- by giving the earth human qualities, Crane establishes the land itself as another character in the
Antiwar is the main idea of the writers of both two poems. The warfare which caused by human also brings many disasters to the human world. It caused many youngsters’ death and separations of thousands of families. Too many young people died because of the meaningless wars. Even god and belief cannot save their lives, so both two writers writes how terrible the wars are and how big effects the wars can bring to people’s minds.
/ War is kind,” to showcase the fact that war is ugly and painful not only for those who perish in it (the men whose deaths are described), but also for those who grieve because of it (the women whose lives are forever changed by war). Additionally, verbal irony can be found in stanzas two and four, in which Crane chooses words that, taken literally, speak of the glory of war in order to highlight the shame of it. For instance, Crane writes, “These men were born to drill and die / The unexplained glory flies above them / Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom – / A field where a thousand corpses lie” (Crane 8-11). Here Crane is stating that no man is born to simply drill and then die, regardless of what the rhetoric around the glorious battle may claim, and that such rhetoric (“Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom”) hides the true hideousness of war (“A field where a thousand corpses lie”). Overall, “Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind” is an expression of Crane’s sadness over the glorification of war and death.