By separating lines and starting new stanzas during mid-flow, she is able to portray a hesitance in the person’s voice. By writing in sonnet form, Shakespeare was also able to use regular external rhyme. This makes the poem feel as one and allows ideas to be linked throughout the poem. The use of para-rhyme can also be seen in Sonnet 116; ‘Love…Remove’. This gives a jarring effect, causing the words to stand out to the reader.
‘Mental Cases’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ are two outstanding pieces created by Owen, each using techniques such as hyperboles, personification and imagery that associate the two poems, giving us, the readers, a bigger picture of what is happening in the poets eyes. In the poem Mental Cases Owen expresses his perception that war is taking away a soldiers future, a life full of happiness. It illustrates the bloodshed and suffering of war, using a series of graphical description of young men who are treated for war-related illness’, such as shellshock. It was a heart-wrenching poem for Owen because he himself was a patient of shellshock. 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.
Some may argue that although we need to remember the people that died for us Anzac Day is just a day to remember war, blood and violence, but we can also learn from war by remembering what has happened in the past. Not only do we need to be courteous by mourning for those who have died for us but we also need to learn from our mistakes in war such as the attack on Gallipoli where Australia lost hundreds of men. This is why we need to keep remembering the Anzacs every year through Anzac
* Statement-Poetry offers...world * through study bruce dawe's "homecoming" &"Drifters", dawe creates 2 completely different perspectives linked to life and the world. * poem homecoming-produces strong themes about harsh realities Vietnam war * title ironic-homecomings usually happy occasions, in the case of this poem homecoming is actually dead soldiers being brought home * drifters-strong themes linked depersonalisation * title alone explains to reader what's going to happen. also works as a part of plot of poem. * B. Dawe's "homecoming"and "drifters" strongly revolve around idea depersonalisation &making people seem extremely insignificant * poem "homecoming" about dead Vietnam soldiers being brought home green plastic body bags * throughout poem dead soldiers are depersonalised eg "curly heads...non coms" * this implies that instead of recognition as heros & individuals , dead soldiers were placed into categories based on their hairstyle * sounds like soldiers didn't get proper recognition that they deserved. * poem "drifters" about a family who continuously pack belongings and move, to mothers disapproval * mother dreams of settling down, building a house she can call home.
The poem Homecoming, takes you along the ride of bodies of dead soldiers being transported for Vietnam back to their home country wherever it may be. As you keep on reading the poem, it grips you with the chilling outcome of war and the process of which dead bodies must take in order to return home. Homecoming uses many literary devices. One such device is repetition; in the opening sentence “All day, day after day, they're bringing them home.” uses repetition to show the monotonous task of collecting dead bodies of soldiers daily and also in the quote “they're high now, high and higher, over
The Fallen by Laurence Binyon and The Soldier by Rupert Brooke are two poems with several similarities, though they are not without their differences either. Both poems are about World War One and the death of those involved. The Soldier, which focuses mainly on imagery of landscapes, while The Fallen focuses more on the imagery of the people in the war. The content of both the poems is the way in which death caused by war is dealt with. The difference is that The Soldier is set before anyone has died, and The Fallen is set after many have been killed.
This notion is further emphasised through the use of jargon in the lines, “The Japs used to weigh us, to see how thin our bodies could get before we started dying”. This statement implies the nature of the camp to be brutal and unforgivable. Misto has incorporated both visual images and jargon to create an effective sense of authority to therefore relive their experience of war through memory. Likewise, the poem Dulce et decorum est by Wilfred Owen is how the post himself saw war with no knowledge, imagination or training which prepared Owen for the shock and suffering of front line experience. Its horrifying imagery has made it one of the most popular condemnations of war ever written.
Billy Wynne AP English Period 1 Emily Dickinson claimed that madness can be perceived rationally if looked at from a different perspective. Tim O’Briens novel, The Things They Carried, gives truth to this claim with the stories of soldiers in Vietnam. Irrational actions that occur in the book can be explained in the context of the war. In the chapter “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien tells of his experiences in entering war, and the emotions that come with it.. He walks the reader through what each soldier in his squad carries, physically and emotionally.
The Bulletin Debate was a nationwide debate between iconic bush poets Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson depicting their views of the Australian outback. Lawson who became very popular with the Australian public during the time period had what was described as a more realistic and blunt view of the bush. Paterson on the other hand who has shaped Australia’s outlook on bush life had a more optimistic and heartfelt view of the nation’s countryside which has now become a major part of Australia’s identity. In the opening poem ‘Borderland’ by Lawson Paul Keating’s Eulogy entitled ‘Funeral Service of the Unknown Soldier’ that was delivered on Rememberance Day 1993 honours the memory of the Unknown Australian Soldier that was killed in World War One. Keating effectively
For the Australian war correspondent Kenneth Slessor, the refugees were the “saddest sight of all.” “Some trudge on foot, others are on gaunt farm horses…. Each has all he can call home rolled up in a blanket.” The Australian Hellenic Memorial stands at the top of ANAZAC Parade in Canberra. It commemorates all those who died in the Allied campaigns in Greece and Crete during 1941. The memorial takes the shape of an amphitheatre in which a Doric column symbolizes the birth of civilization. The column is embossed with the cross of the Greek Orthodox Church representing a hero’s grave.