Edward was born in Scarisbrick in 1880, the son of Edward and Catherine (née Dobson) of Bescar Lane. Prior to his military service he was employed as an estate labourer on Martin Mere by the Scarisbrick Trustees. He was said to have been "quiet and unassuming in disposition" and was a regular worshipper at Drummersdale Chapel. Edward was attached to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1916 and was drafted out to France. They were under orders of the 22nd Brigade, 7th Division and the brigade took part in a number of battles during the Somme Offensive of 1916.
William Blake’s “London” and Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” appear to have little in common. Although at first they may seem different, they have many hidden similarities. Blake and Owen both uniquely deliver the message being told in their pieces to the readers. Ultimately, both deliver their message by allowing one to expect the unexpected, appeal to their senses, and the way the poet wants one to feel while reading.
Poetry is a type of literary work where authors can express their views on feelings, life or something they feel strongly about. Mark Strand and Larry Levis used poems to express their views on poetry. Emotions can be portrayed in a positive way, such as the happiness that is expressed in “Eating Poetry” by Strand, or in a negative way, such as the sad and depressing tone that is conveyed in “The Poem You Asked For” by Levis. Through characterization, imagery and point of view, the authors of these poems made the readers see poetry from different perspectives and emotions. Characterization is used in poetry to help the author bring to life or describe one of the main focuses of their writing, in this case, poetry.
In the short poems “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford and “Woodchuck” by Maxine Kumin we see both authors use diction, imagery, and metaphor. In both poems the author describes the problem the animals represent to the speakers. William Stafford description in “Traveling through the Dark” is one of compassion while Maxine Kumin is one of anger and revenge both authors describe the different relation ships between human and animal. In “Traveling through the Dark” the speakers faces the conflict of saving the life of the fawn or the life’s of other travelers that could possibly past through the same road as he and have an accident due to the dead deer in the road.
Through the words reflecting melancholy and sorrow, we can sense the narrator's self destruction due to the death of the woman he loved. As one examines the figurative language of the poem, one finds that its form and
feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights based on the equality of the sexes. Since before time women have been less than and it is shown by how women get paid less and are seen as dependent to men. In the play A Doll’s House written by Henrik Ibsen Nora was keeping a secret from her husband Helmer, but because she went behind his back brought lots of scandal to their door. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Jane has a problem with the wallpaper and lets it consume her to the point that she went crazy. Both stories belittled women however they differed in coping with oppression and their freedom from oppression.
The dates of the two poem do not differ a lot, this emphasises the time period does not influence they way that the two poets wrote their poems. The two titles of the poems are different, Dulce et decorum est has a very formal and serious title while Who’s for the game? Has an informal and joyful title. In Owen’s poem the use of the latin title makes it look formal because Latin is a very old and respected language because it’s the source of many languages.
Comparative Essay How can different perceptions about one topic be expressed in poetry? The main theme that the two sets of poems convey is war, but it’s expressed in different point of views through the use of diction that builds tone. The tones of these poems play a big role in conveying the differences between the different eras that these poems are written in, and shows how societies have changed from the Victorian era till the time of World War I. The diction and tone in Borden and Owen’s poems is so much different than the diction and tone in Lovelace and Tennyson’s poems due to different perspectives and point of views. In all four poems the main idea is war, but each set conveys a perspective of war, a positive perspective
The theme of religious is seen in both poems. The line “Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of god” implies that the religion ask us to have mutual respect on each other and stay together in the memory of creator of life. In Moore’s poem, the symbol of religion can be seen in the line “this firegilt steel alive with goldenness” where in the Christianity, rings become the symbol of a marriage in church and this has turn into a cultural practice. Other than that, there is also the use of gender in both poems. Gibran in his poem resembles man and woman in the line “And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow” and also indicate as a metaphor in the poem.
Through both of his poems, Dulce Et Decorum Est and Disabled, Owen clearly illustrates his feeling about war. Both of them convey the same meaning that war destroyed people’s lives. For Dulce Et, Decorum Est, it mainly illustrates soldier’s life during war, the dreadfulness of war, whereas, Disabled illustrates how war have damaged soldier’s life. Also, the saying that said that war it is lovely and honorable to die for your country is completely against his point of view. Owen conveys his idea through graphically describing his horrible experiences in war.
The first simplest lines of “In my craft or sullen art” begin with the introduction of the phrase “craft or sullen art”, where the conjunction “or” implies the identity of “craft” and “art”, indicating a distinction between them, but implying a connection. By describing his art as “sullen”, the words that come to mind are: lonely, solitary, insociable, and unique, which imply that the poet’s work is lonely and austere as he describes, and since this is a poem and the audience is unsociable, in their eyes this poem may seem crabbed. Despite the audience’s indifference, the