In the book, Symphony for the City of the Dead, by M.T. Anderson, the author accentuates the composer, Dmitri Shostakovich, to describe the composer’s devotion for his city and country. The novel was set during 1905-1975 in northern Europe and western Russia. When Shostakovich lived in Leningrad, Russia, during World War 2, he wrote symphonies. He expressed his feelings of horror and hope for Russia's victory against the Nazi power in his symphonies. Although, his seventh symphony was the most significant to all globally in this time of war.
These two poems convey two different messages, and different mood and tones. The poems have different ways people viewed World War I, you could fight for your country and think nothing bad will happen or accept the fact that you will go back home barely alive or not even be going back home at all. In “Dulce et Decorum Est” Wilfred Owen talk about the horrifying effects of war and his experience in the trenches. The poems show an opposite opinion on Dulce et Decorum, which means “it’s sweet and proper to die for one’s country.”
This shows they fought bravely to the bitter end. That they had done everything in there power to fight and win even at the cost of their own life. The “six hundred” was used a lot in the poem. As you read the lines they change more and more to get the point across. For example,”Rode the six hundred”, “Not the six hundred”, Left of six hundred”, and finaly,”Noble six hundred”.
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
Of the many insights about war offered by Kurt Vonnegut in Slaughterhouse Five, the most profound is that war is not a grandiose circumstance that some make it out to be. 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.
Have you ever experienced both happiness and sorrow at the same time? Walt Whitman, in “O Captain! My Captain!,” incorporates sadness over the death of President Lincoln and happiness about the victory of the North and the end of the Civil War. The Civil War (1861-1865) was set on American soil where Americans fought against Americans. The North (Union) wanted unity of the country and the end of slavery, while the South (Confederacy) wanted separation and the continuation of slavery.
Therefore, there is a link to ideas about ‘anti-war feeling’ throughout his poems. Wilfred Owen expresses his anti-war feeling through the literary techniques; simile, personification, metaphor, and alliteration. To fully express his anti-war feeling about the reality of war, Owen uses simile in his Famous poem, ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. In the opening lines, we can realize how the dead soldiers have been treated, ‘What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?’ The ‘passing bell’ is tolling during the funeral to announce that a soul has left the dead body.
Textual Analysis project - The Last of the Light Brigade Shreyas Gopalakrishnan SR Number - 11955 Out of curiosity, I googled “The greatest poems ever written” and went through the list, trying to see how many of the authors I recognized. Alfred Lord Tennyson stood out immediately. I had read “The Brooke”, a poem by him in our class 10 English Textbook. The poem being quoted in the list was titled “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and it was a fictionalised account of the charge of the English Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava (during the Crimean War) due to a miscommunication.
With Whitman’s depressing tone, several quotes build on the depressed theme that he tries to imply. Whitman speaks of the Union Army and how although victory was accomplished, loss was still apparent. “But I with mournful tread, walk the deck my captain lies, fallen cold and dead”(O Captain, 22-24). This quote was based on the loss of former President, Abraham Lincoln, who led the Union Army to victory, but in the end, had tragic misfortune. Whitman also
Poet Wilfred Owen composer of"Dulce et Decorum est” presents to the reader a vivid elegy, aiming to prove that war is not heroic nor decorous. As an English soldier he had to endure the hardships, but wishes that through
This film tells the story of the loss and heartbreak brought on by war. This film tells the story of death and despair. This film is a constant reminder of the mistakes that were made and their grievous consequences. And while yes, we have diary entries, photographs and stories detailing what happened at Gallipoli, a film is needed to fully convey the emotions and experiences the ANZACs had, and this film does just that. In this scene here, we are bombarded with images of hundreds of men running to their death and dying for their country.
Unfortunately due to miscommunication they were instead sent on a frontal assault against an artillery battery through a valley. This Event was later written as the poem, “The charge of the light brigade” which portrayed the courage and valour of the british soldiers. This poem shows courage because it portrays the resolution
Do you know who Paul Revere is?“Listen my children,and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. ”Paul Revere was involved in the Revolutionary War in 1775 and wanted to be free from the British. The Paul Revere’s Ride Poem was very inaccurate and the historical one was acute. According to Paul Revere Ride Poem there are three different characters.
Recently in class we discussed 2 poems about war; “The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner” and “Dulce Et Decorum Est”. These 2 poems revolve around a central theme, or rather the irony of the theme: It is sweet and honorable to die for one’s country. We also discussed the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal that took place in Iraq in 2003. This event does share some similar properties when it comes to the topic of war, however, it does not support the theme of the other two poems. It is important to examine writings that share a common theme because it allows the class to view and discuss the same theme from different perspectives.