Similarities Between The Red Badge Of Courage And Yusef Komunyakaa

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The excerpt we read from Stephen Crane's novel The Red Badge of Courage and Yusef Komunyakaa's poem camouflaging the Chimera have some similarities and differences apart from them being decades apart. Some of the similarities and differences between the two works include themes, language, and genre. The themes of the works are very different because in Crane's piece the theme is about one young soldier who wants to be remembered after the civil war as war hero and eventually have a statue built in his honor. In Komunyakaa's piece the point of view of a whole group of soldiers. The soldiers in Komunyakaa's poem are trying to be sneaky by camouflaging themselves to sneak up on the enemy in the river for an ambush. Crane's character in his novel is on an open battlefield and is talking about how bullets are flying past him and people are dieing. …show more content…

He left you off wondering if he died or not and what happened to him. Then in Komunyakaa's piece you feel suspense because they are sneaking along the river with camouflage so they can ambush the Viet Cong further along the river. You feel suspense in this poem because you aren't sure if the Vietnamese are going to notice them or not.
The genre of the pieces are a little different because Komunyakaa's is supposed to be a poem but it doesn't really follow any rhyme scheme or anything so at first glance you would assume that it is a part of a novel. Crane's piece is a excerpt of the novel The Red Badge of Courage. Although after reading Komunyakaa's piece you will realize that it is more poetic than Crane's piece with its use of figurative language and metaphors about them being the

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