The repetition of question marks and dashes illustrate the confusion and frustration witnessing Owens fellow comrades, it is a demanding tone begging for explanation for the entrapment of victims. And as a result, it encourages the reader to consider the impact the war had on both, the soldiers who survived, and those who didn’t. Dulce et Decorum Est brings to reality that war is not what people say it is. Given by its very title, ‘It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country’. Although, it only an illusion reinforced throughout the poem, along with its irony and sarcasm that is ‘The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori’, it is not sweet and fitting to die for ones country.
I am going to do this by indicating what methods and techniques they use to affect the reader and make them feel emotion towards the soldiers. Owen uses irony with the title Dulce et decorum est because it translates to it is a “Sweet and right thing”. This is irony because the poem is trying to say that war is bad and not a sweet and right thing. Owen also uses these words to hit out to Jessie Pope, who was a propaganda poet and Owen disliked her. Pope thinks that war was good and it was Ok to die during it but Owen strongly disagreed with that.
Rupert Brooke does this by using language to glorify war. An example of language used by Rupert Brooke in The Soldier, is the culmination of words and concepts that have positive connotations, such as “rich”, “love”, “blest”, “for ever England”, and “laughter”. The effect of this is to create a positive connection with war, and convince the reader that war is something idyllic. Another example of language to glorify war is his use of personification. In this poem, The Soldier, Rupert Brooke personifies England as both a woman and a mother, with her own “thoughts”, “sights”, “sounds” and “dreams happy”.
The war bought about many changes, not only was a generation of men lost; but there was a loss of innocence, a loss of humanity and most importantly a loss of self. I'll be comparing Journey's end to Helen Zenna Smith's Not So Quiet, like Journey’s End the novel shows a realistic portrayal of what life was like for VADS. Smith’s Not So Quiet takes place over several years, whilst Journey’s end takes place over three days, but both texts are similar in the fact that they state that the war was responsible for an entire lost generation. From the very beginning of the play Sheriff illustrates a rather bleak picture of the war, and the reader is made to feel the unwelcoming atmosphere of the dugout. However as you read on through the stage directions, Sheriff describes how the “flames of the candles that burn day and night are steady in still, damp air.” This insinuates that there is still hope for the soldiers in the dugout, the flames symbolise hope, and the candles make several appearances within the play, they become very significant towards the end of the play when the dugout is shelled at the very end of the play.
the mass of the Northern community, whose timidity had been startled at Brown's rash attempt, whose, sympathy had been more or less awakened by his bearing and his death, but who were and are in a painful state of perplexity, in the endeavor to reconcile their abhorrence, or at least their disapproval of his attack on Virginia, with their sense of the admirable nature of the qualities he displayed.... [But the tone of this biography is] . . . so violent, so extravagant, that it will offend all right-thinking men. ".
Extreme Dislike The words of English nineteenth century logician and philosopher Bertrand Russell are as apropos today as they were in days past: “HYPERLINK "http://thinkexist.com/quotation/few_people_can_be_happy_unless_they_hate_some/161824.html"Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.” As contrary as this sounds, Americans must hate themselves to experience happiness. Dick Meyer (October, 31, 2006) supports this premise after providing several examples of what contemporary Americans abhor in an article entitled, “The last word why we hate us.” Hate and an extreme sense of dislike are almost identical terms. According to the author of this article, negativity of this nature, was evoked after seeing
For ATP, in the first couplet, the speaker is angry at his friend; in the second, at his foe. This difference immediately makes the simple poem less simple. As we continue on reading the couplets are beautifully rhyme, meter and show the importance of the purpose which is tolerance and forgiveness. In TMVTL rhyme is not respect and it too sentimental. The central idea is there but not coherent.
Great Expectations Literary Analysis Love, it is a simple word with a thousand meanings. The redemptive power of selfless love and friendship arises throughout all great novels. It is a theme that proves that if someone is selfless and loving that they can make up for many bad deeds someone might have done to a person. Some say that some things are just unforgivable but in reality nothing should ever be undoable. In the novel Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, the theme of the redemptive power of selfless love is conveyed continuously throughout the book through several characters.
These abrupt, declarative statements demonstrate her utter contempt for Stanley. While this syntax reveals Blanche’s distaste for Stanley, it also brings out a conflict in the old society versus the new society. One of the main reasons for Blanche’s anger is the fact that Stanley does not fit into her old societal standards, he is not a gentleman, he is neither good nor wholesome, and yet he seems to be ruling over Stella and the new society. It is Stanley’s demeanor in a new society that has Blanche speaking in an
‘The Soldier’ was written when the war only started and people tended to believe that that 'the war's going to be over just this Christmas', so the tone of the poem is very optimistic. Some men who had been restless before the war believed that fighting for their motherland and for justice can enable them to spiritually stand up again – 'all evil shed away', as the poem suggests, 'in the hearts at peace.' 'Does it Matter' was written in 1916 as people began to see the horror of war. They started to realize that the war was not a knightly adventure they’d expected. Soldiers frequently got injured and lots of them died in battles or of illness in the deplorable conditions of the army.