This poem consists of 5 stanzas. Stanzas 1 and 3 are five lines, stanzas 2 and 4 are six lines and stanza 5 is four lines. From the first glance, the content of this poem is about war, violence and death. As opposed to its title, “War is Kind” does not really tell the kindness of the war. It tells about the
In the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” the author Alfred, Lord Tennyson has been entitled to being one of the top poems of the seventeenth century. Many different personal perspectives can be seen when reading this poem. The author does a great job of uniting the bravery of six hundred men, and the strength with in person’s life story. The poem, “The Charge into the Light Brigade” conveys the image of how brave men go into the valley of death, but regardless of the odds the heroic actions of these men will always prevail. The poem tells the story of a brigade consisting of six hundred soldiers who rode on horseback into the “valley of death” for half a league (about one and a half miles).
Finally, the last point of Throughout All Quiet on the Western Front, the concepts of comradeship displayed by both the characters and the characters actions allow for the thorough analysis and consideration of their overall works in the book. The results of this is greater than the victory of war, or the thrill of defying death. It is the glue which holds the men together, the “______” Comradeship improves the relationships between the men, give them a sense of trustworthiness and honesty with each other. Paul depends on not just his comrades, but their voices, to guide him through the deep dark
While not always connected, the vivid memories left of the girl still echo in his mind. Similarly, in the fifth stanza, he jumps from the first time he saw the girl to the first moment she smiled at him--a whole two years later. By composing the poem in this way, the author emphasizes the lack of time in the speaker's memory. The speaker thinks of her in one fluid thought as if it had all happened at once. In the first stanza, forms of the word "meaningless" repeat twice.
I concur with this statement as this is how Poe develops the theme burial before death in this short story. Poe tells us in ‘’The Premature Burial’’ that the anonymous narrator, ‘’was lost in reveries of death, and the idea of premature burial held continual possession of my brain. The ghastly Danger to which I was subjected haunted me
Compare the ways the poets present the destructive impact of conflict in ‘The Yellow Palm’ and one other poem. The poets present the destructive impact of conflict in ‘The Yellow Palm’ and ‘Bayonet Charge’ very differently: ‘The Yellow Palm’ is a very detached third person narrative of a war in Palestine, whereas ‘Bayonet Charge’ is a soldier’s experience of trench warfare detailed in first person. This makes the poems very different to read, as they differ in their structure and use of language. For example, ‘The Yellow Palm’ has six relatively short stanzas, which each depict a different person’s experience of a war, and so it shows how conflict can affect everyone in different ways. ‘The muezzin's eyes were wild with his despair’, ‘I met two blind beggars… their salutes were those of the Imperial Guard in the Mother of all Wars’.
The writer in the poem writes about the death of soldiers as the opening of the poem is quite comforting, and is not words that you would associate with the image of war, the words like “softly and humbly” and “sway and wonder” . It seems as though the writer uses these words to convey a sense of peace to the reader. In comparison to the song the isn’t much of a tone but the tune of it is fast but slows down in the chorus which makes it more distinct and the slowness of it seem more appropriate for the message of hope. The song and the poem show that they are both different because one of them is comforting at the start but progresses to a blunt and shocking end, as the others is comforting. To conclude, both of these send a message to the reader.
During this battle the general made a tactical error that eventually lead his brigade to their imminent deaths. The title of this poem gives the reader immediate knowledge that he or she is reading about a military event or battle. The first stanza gives an image of a platoon trudging through the wilderness. Then, they reach their destination and are very courageous in their charge. Tennyson then writes of a mistake that has been made in the battle plans, but no one calls out the captain on it because they are loyal.
The second stanza also creates a rhyme at the end of each sentence, “recording… leaving… unreeling…” These are similar to the first stanza but have the same “ing” sound at the end of each word. The second stanza also goes into depth about the bigger objects and the distance between the mother and child’s relationship becoming further apart. Both stanza one and two show the development of the relationship between the mother and child, and as the poem goes on – as the child grows older – they draw further apart. The third stanza ends with a rhyme, “sky… fly.” This rhyme is shorter than the others, but it particularly invites the reader to imagine the blue sky and a kite flying in it. This soaring kite is representative of the son, as I have mentioned earlier, and shows that he is finally able to fly away to develop and learn the life of an adult.
This line is evidently ironic in contrast with the content of the poem, which brutally describes the horror and the futility of the war. After the second stanza, Owen is focused on his experience of horror, ‘He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.’ shows his experience of watching a man dying from a gas attack. Furthermore, he says that we will not be able to experience the same feelings, but only in ‘some smothering dreams’. Through this he argues that individuals who have not been to the war should not promote it and his negative attitude towards propaganda, which told young men how great the war is, seeding deluded images of the war. Therefore, the poem plainly depicts the irony of the title which says that it is one of the best thing to die for your country when it is not.