In his poems “We never know” and “Facing it,” he tells the story of his time before and after the Vietnam war. The first poem, “We never know,” occurs during the war. The second poem, “Facing it,” takes place many years after the war. The similarity of both poems is that they ended in the same manner. Therefore, both of the poems have a common theme.
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.
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
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.
Depicting the image of “strength of youth” in “Epitaph on a Soldier” serves to show how since the soldier was young in age, he should have been stronger and more likely to live because of his physicality (3). Tourneur does this to point out how war can take any life at any time and that one is never safe from war. Even though the author paints such a depressing image, he does this in order to support the comforting tone by reassuring in the next line that the soldier “welcomed” death and was ready to die
All the poem is a single stanza though this stanza might be divided into three different parts: The first part goes from the first line “I had a dream, which was not all a dream” to “Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air” (line 5 of the poem “Darkness”) and narrates the beginning of Earth's extintion. The second part is mainly focused on the process of 'dehumanisation' of the people and the death and disparition of the human race from the Planet's surface. Besides, this part of the poem could be divided into two sections, going the first one from “Morn came and went -and came, and brought no day,” (line 6 of “Darkness”) to “Extinguish'd with a crash- and all was black.” (line 21 of “Darkness”) and the second one from “The brows of men by the despairing light” (line 22 of “Darkness”) to “Hissing, but stingless -they were slain for food.” (line 37 of “Darkness”). The third part of the poem portrays the complete destruction of the world, the victory of Darkness and the ending of everything and goes from “And War, which for a moment was no more” (line 38 of “Darkness”) until the end of the poem. By using this structure, Byron pretended to create a sensation of time passing away, from slow to fast.
A heroic couplet structure within the poem provides a degree of clarity while still asserting the chaos and cruelness of war. Once again, it can be inferred that Owen himself serves as the speaker. However, this time his audience is more focused on young soldiers and families rather than plainly the public in general. In contrast to the previous work, this poem is set primarily in a World War I training camp, signifying the process young soldiers go through prior to deployment to the front line. The tone of this poem is more foreboding and condemnatory, not only describing the training soldiers but outright degrading their forced involvement as morally wrong.
There is almost a tone of surrender in it as we will discover further on in this analysis. Where Owen usually mentions many an aspect of war in this poem there is no obvious notion. When reading this poem, we know who wrote it and what period it is about, imagine for a moment a clean slate in your mind and read the poem without any perceived notions or alleged knowledge and you will be happily surprised by the beauty and warmth Owen generated with this poem and the almost Biblical grace it
It can make the poem memorable and powerful. The poem “In Flanders Field” talks about soldier’s opinion and how they felt when they were at the war front. It describes conditions during the war and how they died. Though this poem talks about war and death, it still has a happy tone to it as the soldiers describes it in glorious way. The poem “Suicide in the trenches” talks about changes in life style of an innocent boy during the war.
This line speaks of a field littered with dead and wounded soldiers and instead of discussing the natural responses to such a sight—grief or sorrow—the narrator steamrolls the reader asks for one to wipe their tears and remember that war is simply kind. It’s almost as if the writer is capitalizing off the notion that being constantly surrounded by destruction and chaos can cause people to become desensitized to the real ramifications of war. Therefore, this poem purposefully draws on that by highlighting a plethora of things that should invoke reactions but then paints the events in ways that invoke peace and calm instead—polar opposites of emotions usually associated with