Examples Of Conflict In Poetry

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First of all, I’d like start off by paying my respects to all war veterans who have willingly and courageously fought and sacrificed. Today I will be discussing how different perspectives of conflict are conveyed in war poetry. Conflict is a vessel for growth and an inevitable aspect of an individual’s life that can have extensive ramifications on those involved and society. Every individual has a different perspective on conflict. Conflict refers to the opposing ideas and actions of different entities resulting in an antagonistic state. The word ‘perspective’ implies a viewpoint- a manner in which we perceive ourselves and the world around us which is established as result of our experiences, relationships, and how we identify ourselves. This allows different individuals to be able to identify justifications or misconducts in relation to conflict. “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke which glorifies death through the idea of patriotism and “Homecoming” by Bruce Dawe that accentuates the futility in the death of soldiers; both convey starkly distinctive perspectives of external conflict. In addition, the 2012 documentary “Cronulla Riots” written and directed by Jaya Balendra explores the negative impact of social conflict on those of Middle Eastern appearance in Australia. These texts present a multitude of perspectives evident in war poetry through employing techniques such as personification, paradox, repetition and slogans in order to grant the responder with the opportunity
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