The poems, “To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars” by Richard Lovelace, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Tennyson, “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, and “The Song of the Mud” by Mary Borden, are all concerned with war. However, each poem has a distinct representation of it. While the two authors, Tennyson and Lovelace, glorify war by portraying it as honorable and worthwhile, Borden and Owen view war as a destruction of mankind and show their indignation and censure of war by depicting it as vile and gruesome in their poems. This essay will examine and compare the diction and tone of each poem to understand how they influence each poem’s underlying theme on war.
Mainly, on every year I call my grandfather, we talk about the war he endured and how is day is going. One thing my grandpa says every year is “Don't take anything for granted, everything can change in a blink of an eye” Though, he now has metal everywhere in his legs and gets very clumsy he is still extremely funny. Sadly, since America’s freedom is vast, many Americans forget some of the everyday values. In conclusion, Memorial Day should be a day for all. Many military veterans would like Memorial Day to be a day of recognition and gratitude for all their work.
Misery and friendship represent the animal imagery used by Steinbeck through Candy 's dog. Carey’s dog portrays the misery during the 30 's when the Great Depression took part around the world. Carey’s dog compared to Candy himself as both characters are old and suffer from many injuries. Uninspiring, Candy 's dog suffers throughout the book from standing still to moving around with Candy. Friendship and misery take part as Candy 's dog follows Candy around but suffers all around, “his ancient dog lifted his head … peered … and then painfully got his feet” (28).
Stephen Crane wrote two works about war titled, “War is Kind,” and “A Mystery of Heroism.” He uses similar literary devices to reveal his position on war in both works. The main literary device Crane uses is irony. In the first work Crane describes war as kind; while describing war as anything other than nice and sweet.
Compare and contrast essay The two sets of poems share the same topic which is living through war, but they have different tones, diction, settings and symbols. Poetry set one views war as a way of gaining honor while set two claims that it’s a waste of lives and all these opposing ideas are due to the different timeline. Tone and diction are one of the most important elements in poetry, because tone is the general character or attitude of a place in a piece of writing, while diction is the choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing. They can be simply differentiated in general terms as the way or style of speech of a person and the different pitches expressed due to the different emotions being experienced by him/her during speaking which I will go further in detail by the end of this essay.
The heavy hearts phrase is showing the soldiers ' mourning in both a positive and a negative way. The line from the poem states Sing-as they close the doors of earth upon-one verse, / For the heavy hearts of soldiers (12-13). The beginning part of this line is mourning in the positive way because the soldiers have showed acceptance in the death of their commander. The negative way is the second part of the line because the hearts of the soldiers are still heavy and still hurting from the
He fell with his leg twisted under him and could hear the crack of bone. His face scraped along jagged edges of ice, and when he came, at last to a stop, he lay shocked and still feeling nothing at first but fear” (Lowry 108). Though Jonas’s experience of the sled once was something that brought felicity to his mind, he later thought of the sled as a horrifying experience that was blinding him from life itself. The sled, in this instance, brought trauma to Jonas’s life. Over time, he went from having a vibrant personality to living a life in deep depression.
When Dante enters the 9th circle. He sees “a thousand faces discolored so by cold.” The imagery of this description shows how many people are being punished and the extent of their punishment. The punished ones are so cold that their faces are visibly discolored. This illustration of the punishment is a warning to the readers of what will become of them if they continue to commit sins.
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.
Victory for War In The War Prayer by Mark Twain,he talked about soldiers going to war and it relates kind of to all the wars that have happened before. He talks a lot about describing what the soldiers would go through and their families. He explained how soldiers were really patriotic about the war and the families saying a “ long prayer”. Twain uses satire to express what he thinks about war throughout his prompt he's describing about war and all the praying they did towards the soldiers who left to fight.