Due to different chain of events, such as alliances within foreign countries and the death of Franz Ferdinand, it sparked the global war between the allies, including Britain, France, and Russia, and the central powers including Germany and Austria- Hungary. Because Germany sank a ship which belonged to America
‘Disabled’ written by Wilfred Owen is one of many anti- war poems that resulted from the brutality of World War I. It is a very effective and heart – rending poem that illustrates the harshness of war. Another anti-war poem, ‘Refugee Blues’, was written by W.H Auden, and conveys the difficulties of the life of a refugee and focuses on the issues of racism after World War II. Both ‘Disabled’ and ‘Refugee Blues’ express their perspective towards the subject differently, although the two poems are on the same side in terms of anti-war arguments. They both agree that war destroyed the lives of many.
3.2 The Form of Aggression in Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath’s Selected Poems Both Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath have an immense part in their unconsciousness that recognize the death instinct urge as seen from their work especially most of their poem. Death instinct and aggression have a tight connection that is undeniable. Aggression is the real output of death instinct urge occurs when death instinct appears and dominates in human unconsciousness. As previously stated in the first chapter of this thesis, the atmosphere of their literary work often about death, suffering, loss, anxiety, unfaithfulness, loneliness, rebellion and another negative impulse that lead to aggression. Quoting from the second chapter, aggression can be said as any emotion, behavior, an attitude that explode from human unconsciousness, calculation of anger and pains, which gives consequence in destructive or harmful action toward self or others.
The end of line rhyme scheme ties the words together and emphasizes the way the stanzas are split up. The choppiness of the poem gives off the idea that war is inconstant, but the rhyme pattern bonds it together, much like soldiers bond and help each other to build each other up. Another phonological device that Wilfred Owens uses to convey his main message is alliteration. The point of alliteration is to emphasize a point by repeating the same letter or sound at the start of words. Owens uses this in the first stanza, when he writes "Knock-kneed".
Argument is regarded as the target domain as it the concept that is being described, while War is the source domain with a more concrete idea. Most of us think of a metaphor as a device used in poems only, and that it has no connection with our daily life. However, we use metaphors in our daily life and It’s difficult to avoid them. Metaphors are sometimes constructed through our common language. For instance, calling a person a boiling mad or saying “His kisses are like roses,” are common types of metaphors used in our surroundings.
1.) Early Yeats In the early years of William Butler Yeats ' career, he understood the idea that contemporary society was corrupted. He wrote various political poems displaying that showed he was profoundly disturbed by the the war. Yeats demonstrated this feeling in his poem "On Being Asked for a War Poem." Yeats tended to focus his work in the formation of gyres, which concerned opposing concepts such as the earth and the supernatural.
Wilfred Owen, most famous for his war poetry, used his work to expose the horrors of war and the disastrous results that come from it, as seen in his most famous pieces – ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’,’ Anthem for Doomed Youth’ and ‘Exposure’. Owen’s preface states, “Above all I am not concerned with poetry”. This means it is not the poetry alone that is important to Owen, but the message he is trying to portray and emphasise. Owen more than anything wanted to reveal the truths of war hidden behind false propaganda and was able to achieve this though his poetic capabilities. Owen through his poetry was able to captivate his reader and create visual imagery to heighten the messages he wanted to convey, allowing us comprehend and understand the true horrors occurring on the front.
Victory, victory, Thru Jesus Christ, our Lord!” While this song list is only a very small portion of songs about war and soldiers, it is clear through academic study and research that references about war in writing and poetry are just as, if not moreso , prevalent in society. One such poem about war is “Dulce Et Decorum es .” Exploration and analysis of “Dulce Et Decorum est,” by W ilfred Owen, will surpass the initial and shallow influences of affective and intentional fallacies painted of a destr uctive God-less war to some nameless enemy; careful exploration will reveal the unspoken necessity of duty, name the unnamed enemy, offers hope to the purpose of war, and resolves tensions within the symbolism, motifs, and diction of the text- thus exposing that duty, sacrifice, and suffering are a necessary part of ultimate human victory, on the very real battlefield of an everyday
Poets throughout history have also waged war on social ills and crimes against humanity through their verse. Poets have taken their knowledge, and at times personal experience, of this dark practice and turned it into a spotlight to shine the truth on this blot on the soul of humanity. Poetry is a perfect example of how the personal is political--there's nothing more relatable than someone's story and emotions. Before individuals can take part in any kind of action, they first have to become aware of the issues around them. The emotional connections that arise out of reading and listening to poetry simultaneously spark enlightenment about social and political issues and serves as an effective form of consciousness