Subsequently, the word “legless” could have multiple alternative interpretations. On a literary degree, it presents the veteran’s disabilities which is then reinforced by the enjambment at the end of the sentence. The alienation in “Disabled” is also shown by the ignorance of others towards him. In the poem, all of the people that are mentioned post war see him as a “queer disease”. He has succumbed to the idea that he is not a real, complete man anymore; others can probably sense this about him, and they stay away because they do not want to be dragged down by his self-pity.
The alliterative structure combined with Hamlet’s cutting cries all add to his “weary” feeling, exhausted by “all the uses of this world” (133-134). Hamlet’s world is shaken, and his view on life has been altered as well. His depression is so great that he has thought of suicide, a huge cultural sin, as he knows. Hamlet’s thoughtfulness is also conveyed, taking six lines to delve into his emotions.
Shruti Manglik ENGL 1102 Diebert June 12, 2016 Dulce Et Decorum Est Analysis The poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen is a thought provoking and shocking poem which details the experiences of soldiers in World War I. Owen himself had served in the war. Caught in trenches while waging the war, he found it hard to justify all the suffering and deaths he had witnessed. He soon realized the division between the elevated language of nationalism and his reality of death and remorse due to the war. Increasingly convinced that the war had been going on for no fruitful reason, Owen began to write poetry to express the irony of the situation. He set the tone for an entire generation of men and women affected by the war to think and write about the events that had resulted in a blood bath around the world.
Dirty Realism in Carver 's Work In this journal, Kita(2014) considered Carver 's work as "dirty realism"(p.385) because he wrote stories about "the dark side of contemporary life "where Carver write about characters who live in disorder daily life where they feel the pain of their failed marriage and their life count as useless. Kita also explained more that dirty realism is a new force of American authors, where the characters are a neglected husband, thief, and an addict and the aim of this style is to create "realistic and sad destinies" (p.385) and by comparing with the background I have mentioned before, Carver 's male characters are matched with dirty realism character. By observing Carver 's work, Kita defined Carver 's characters, language, and style. She added that Carver 's stories are stories of "the middle-class" (p.387) which focus on more on their up-to-date appearance. She also included the major themes in Carver 's work where the characters are being delusional, as they consistent in drinking alcohol, being isolated or lonely, where in story like "Vitamins" the narrator feel lonely and cheat on his wife because his wife is too focused and stressed on selling her vitamins and then there are tragedy, inaction, detachment, alcoholism, communication, morality, masculinity as homophobia and epiphany.
The theme of conflict is an impotent idea across various poems in that it presents many dominant emotions and brings up universal experiences of loss and change. It can create feelings of dread, indignation or pain as seen in the key poems ‘War Photographer’, ‘Prayer Before Birth’ and ‘Mother in A Refugee Camp’. In ‘War Photographer’ the photographer feels both increasing separateness and isolation towards his own country and the newspaper he works for. In the poem ‘Prayer Before Birth’ the poet shows the conflict of the dehumanising effect of war by juxtaposing it with the innocence of the baby. Remorse and mourning are explored in the ‘Mother in A Refugee Camp’, a mother watches her vulnerable dying child fade away, the sense of loss and loneliness she feels inundates her.
They have been completely dissolved by the incredible pain they experience. In his novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque uses figurative language, such as apostrophes, personifications and metaphors to convey the theme that war destroys men by causing emotional, physical and psychological pain Apostrophes are used to foreground the pain Paul feels due to the fact that war has caused him severe emotional despair. For Example, as Paul speaks to his mother, he feels an incredible sadness due to the fact that it is no longer acceptable for him to show emotion: “Ah! Mother, Mother! You still think I am child- why can I not put my head in your lap and weep?
In the poem, “A Hymn to Childhood,” Li-Young Lee talks about having fragmented individuality from childhood due to war. He is lost in perception of a traumatic childhood caused by war and a normal naïve childhood. Lee depicts the two diverged childhoods from his memory through the use of antithesis to emphasize the world perceived by a self fragmented individual. Throughout the poem, he consistently presents two opposing ideas to show what it feels like to grow up with emotional trauma. He descriptively tells the readers he grew up in a state of chaos due to war and that he did not have a peaceful childhood compared to normal kids.
The act of crying and screaming by Brother for the death of his brother Doodle is a pure tragic scene and by such scene the reader makes the readers feel that Brother loves his brother Doodle and for such love he tried to protect him from an outside world. Such ending of The Scarlet Ibis is surprizing for both the narrator and the reader. In fact, the death of Doodle after growing up is unexpected by neither the narrator nor the reader. (Hamdi, DeAngelis, 2008, Page
The descriptions that are provided in the poem, remind the recent events of the war and Auden uses them so as to recall people’s memory and to function as an example to be avoided. Furthermore, in the last stanza in which Thetis becomes aware of her son and then she falls into a great despair, here the poet wants to highlight the cruel repercussions that a war has in the everyday life of people and the essential need of avoidance
In Disabled, Wilfred Owen tells a story about a young soldier. During war the soldier lost his leg and was miserable. The women mistreated him, after everything he was promised. It turned out to be a misrepresentation. He was disabled both physically and mentally as he was rejected, isolated and abandoned.