“Back he spurred like a madman, shouting a curse to the sky,/ with the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high./...And he lay in his blood on the highway, with a bunch of lace at his throat” (85-86, 89). The author explicitly denotes the infuriation and rage within the Highwayman, using words pertaining a negative connotation, and builds on the theme of sacrificial by turning this extreme ire into a motivation for vengeance. The reader can apprehend the despondency that drives the Highwayman into returning back to the inn in frantic search of his love, even if it
All is Not Fair in Love of War The novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut questions how war is perceived by mankind. Vonnegut in his first chapter describes the process of him deciding to use his experience of the Dresden Firebombing in World War II to be the main point of his dark satire. World War Two is one of many bloody conflicts and is certainly not going to be the last. It is ironic that there are so many regulations to the chaotic phenomenon of war because it is trying to give humanity to the destruction of human life. War is a time where we can justify the taking of another person’s everything.
Both Dulce et Decorum Est and Mametz Wood present the incompetent results of war. Dulce et Decorum Est indicates the horrible facts and deaths in war. Moreover, Mametz Wood highlights how precious life is and how easily it can be lost as a result of battle. In this poem “Dulce et decorum Est”, Owen portrays the deadly effects of conflict through the use of metaphor: “as under a green sea, I saw him drowning”. Here, he describes the pain of the gas attack.
“Demons” by Imagine Dragons and Night by Elie Wiesel share one important thing in common and that is conflict, as you can see in the song “Demons” and the book Night they both closely share a same conflict which is greed. Greed is within everyone no matter their personality. And once greed takes over we all do the worst kinds of things. Such as “Meir, my little Meir! Don’t you recognize me...you’re killing your father...I have bread...for you too...for you too…” “When they withdrew, there were two dead bodies next to me, the father and the son, I was sixteen.”(Wiesel) This shows how the mood of this quote and the mood of the “Demons” are identical and how they both add up to being related to the whole mood in the thesis, even the sweetest people (the son, and the father) will do the worst kinds of things just because greed is within them and always will be.
The first line of the first stanza, “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” uses a simile to compare the state of the soldiers to beggars; unkempt and dirty. Disgust and repulsiveness is instantly evoked, along with an image of old men with hunched backs and ragged dirty clothes, although they were supposed to be young and dashing. A similar effect can be seen on the seventh line of the fourth stanza, “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud”. This quote contains two similes, both comparing the scene of the soldier dying to the horrifying and repulsive aspect of cancer and cud. By comparing the situation to cancer, Owen is comparing it to a loathsome disease that brings suffering, and by comparing the situation to cud; half chewed food, Owen is expressing his disgust towards the way the soldier is dying.
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.
This imagery connects the intense grief he described on 37 to 39, act 5, scene 3. “The time and my intents are savage-wild, more fierce and more inexorable far than empty tigers or the roaring sea.” The raging grief is fiercer than the roaring sea. Romeo also creates the image of Death as a lustful monster, in act 5 scene 3, lines 103 to 110, that confines Juliet to the tomb. Romeo to commit suicide to stay in the tomb with Juliet to be with her and to protect her from the monster,
Owen acquires the dark tone with his vivid and vile diction. When he illustrates the gas bombing of the soldiers through his powerful words he conveys the drowning man as an unbearable scene. When he states how the man was "gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud" he portrays him as being on the verge of death. In comparing the man 's desperate actions to something as dreadful as cancer causes the tone to automatically depict hopelessness. Also, when Owen speaks of how the man 's "hanging face" was like a "devil 's sick of sin" he shows how tired the man is of fighting for his life when there is no foreseeable future for him.
Similarly, in Wilfred Owen 's "Dulce et Decorum Est", the observation of the tragedies of war provokes the reader to understand the lack of glory in war. However, the most significant lesson arises from experiencing both the novel and the poem together: war brings only anguish to the soldiers who have the misfortune of fighting in them. In Slaughterhouse Five Vonnegut shows the inferior side of war through the experiences
As Poe establishes fear through the narrator 's inner terror caused by the “eye of a vulture”, it inspired me to also create the perception of fear through the narrators paranormal experiences. This is identified as she describes the fright she endured as the monster possessed her body “His eyes locked with mine and his lethal stare into my soul pierced my heart as an evil smile that betrayed all innocence filled his face [...] paralyzed with fear, I could not command myself to function”. The distinctive stylistic features of vivid imagery and personification go hand in hand in this quote to communicate how the fiend’s death stare and wicked smile were so horrific that it incapacitated her ability to function and caused a paralytic fearsome spell on her body. The idea of fear is additionally reinforced in “With the constant thought of this monstrous figure, fear became a poison within me”. The metaphor implies that the fear caused by the dark figure permeating the individuals mind became a living toxin within her.
The authors use pathos to grab us by our emotions and make us want to keep reading about such a historically powerful but terrible group. To do so they use powerful, livid, and emotional language. Levitt and Dubner help us to remember how terrible the Ku Klux Klan was and the repulsive things they did to not just “black people” but to human beings that did in no way deserve what they had to go through during slavery and even after with language that appeals to the senses. “The early Klan did its work through pamphleteering, lynching, shooting, burning, castrating, pistol-whipping, and a thousand forms of intimidation” (52). Levitt and Dubner start right off the bat using a rhetorical strategy called appeal to pity by very vividly listing the things the Ku Klux Klan did to their victims.