More than just a Poet Before even graduating from college, Langston Hughes’ name was becoming known around the country for his writing. His first major poem, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” written at just seventeen years old, gave way to a forty-year career of popular writings for the author. Known as one of the most iconic African-American writers of his time, Langston Hughes had a major influence on American Literary History. He was known for and as the people’s poet, use of jazz blues, and life experiences. Langston Hughes was known for being one of the most favored, if not the most favored, African-American poet and short story writers of the twentieth century.
It was edited by edited Sitwell. A member of a prominent literary family in England her brother, osbert Sitwell , had been a friend of Owen and Sassoon in 1931 a expanded edition with twenty –nine poems was published, together with a introduction by Edmund Blunden another notable British poet who had served in continued to inspire later generations of poets such as cecil day Lewis who in 1964 edited the collected poems of Wilfred Owen which included seventy-nine
Sheldon Allan Silverstein took his first step of his life of poetry when he joined the army and if he did not go he would not be anything today (“Welcome to Shel Silverstein.”, 2013). Usually, when you go to the army to defend your country you just do that. Somehow, Sheldon defended the country and became a distinguished poet. The poem, he wrote that he receive much nobility was “Pacific Stars and Stripes” (Biography.com, 2014). He gained a great deal of recognition over other poets that he was a excellent poet after he wrote the poem.
Sassoon wants the audience to realize that war and violence is not the solution, and he reveals this through his poetry. Sassoon’s harsh realistic descriptions of what soldiers witness start 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
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy. The way Owen crafts the poem clearly shows the ‘pity’ that he emphasizes throughout his poetry.
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.
Sassoon was able to fight in May 1915. He was depressed because of the war but that did not stop him from doing his duty, for that courage he was a well-known man. Because of the fact that he appeared to be completely fearless; his friends called him “Mad Jack”. In Sassoon’s poem he gives descriptions that show the state of the soldier. In the first stanza we can see that the figure is “Groping along the tunnel, step by step” and in the third stanza we get the line “alone he staggered on…” These phrases point out the physical and physiological detachment, well known effects of intendance combat.
Never has a book so accurately described the horrors of war on humanity, and depicted them in such a faceted and rich way. Not only does he evoke the carnage and butchery generated by war in a unique and innovative fashion, but he also daringly personifies the absolute torment imposed upon the soldier psyche. Epitomizing this; at the end of the novel, every single major character has been slain in some barbaric way or another, allowing the author to once again highlight the endless disaster of war. He shows how soldiers were fundamentally and inherently altered by war, physically tortured and mentally
It was doubtfully his goal, as his pointed words are directed at a public that is no longer alive and could not have been completely ignorant of the plight of its soldiers during those days. Although contemporary poets of his day wrote equally moving and powerful words that describe in detail the horrors of the Great War neither Owen nor Graves bring direction to their words like Sassoon does. “A Repression of War Experience” leaves the reader following Sassoon through the hospital corridors, wishing for rain, and trying desperately to steady a shell-shocked hand. As he wonders if there are ghosts in the trees it’s the reader checking to see if they are there while, Sassoon fights the sounds of canon in his head, this is why this poem rises above its
Picasso has taken issues of modern society and incorporated it into his painting. The painting does tell the story of chaos, that chaos, is the atrocities that are associated with war. Again, this painting is not directly representing a specific image or picture, but rather it is the mindset, the feeling, that Picasso has towards war. One could not go and actually see the picture that this painting is representing because it is the product of Picasso’s feeling towards the bombing of Guernica, Spain. It is his creative interpretation.