Suicide In The Trenches Analysis

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The poems “Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon was written on 23rd febuary 1918 and “In fFanders Fields” by John McCrae was written on 2nd may 1915. In these poems war has been portayed in many different ways. One talks about the sorrows of the war whereas the other talks about the glorious side of the war. Both poems were written during World War 1. Siegfried Sassoon is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems of the First World War. Sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirized generals, politicians, and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war. Whereas, John McCrae was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and…show more content…
A rondeau consists of three stanzas with a total of fifteen lines. Lines 9 and 15 are the same-that is, they make up a refrain. Whereas, the poem “Suicide in the trenches” has three stanzas and 4 lines per stanza. Each stanza is divided into two rhyming couplets. It can make the poem memorable and powerful. The poem “In Flanders Field” talks about soldier’s opinion and how they felt when they were at the war front. It describes conditions during the war and how they died. Though this poem talks about war and death, it still has a happy tone to it as the soldiers describes it in glorious way. The poem “Suicide in the trenches” talks about changes in life style of an innocent boy during the war. The poem “Suicide in the Trenches” changes its tone as the poem goes ahead. It starts with a happy tone and shows innocence of the young boy However, the middle stanza talks goes towards towards a more sad tone and suicide. This change in tone leads to anger and accusion in the last paragraph. For example, he uses the line “the hell were youth and laughter go” in the last stanza, we can see that joyful days were gone. Whereas, “In Flanders Field” has a sad tone
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