* 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.
This is an effective way of showing us the effect of war because it shows just how many people died at war fighting in France on European battlegrounds. Next we see a man who we see being followed by his family. This man is looking for the grave of Captain Miller. This man is the man who saved Private Ryan. The scene ends with endless pictures of graves and then the camera zooms in on the man’s eyes.
29 January 2013 In Memory of a Fallen Soldier On a hot Monday morning in June, in Fort Hood, Texas, where I was stationed, I was standing in formation listening to our First Sergeant speak. He announced that our platoon was being tasked to participate in the funeral detail of a fallen soldier. It was scorching hot while standing, that my camouflaged uniform was drenched in sweat. After being dismissed, we were assigned our individual responsibilities in the funeral. This detail has three parts to it: the pall-bearer, firing squad, and the bugler.
Speech – Good Morning students and teachers today I will be talking about some Wilfred Owen Poems that conveyed the experiences of wars. The two poems that will be discussed are “Dulce Et Decrorum Est” and “Anthem for Doomed Youth”. Many of his poems show that wars are bad and it is not needed. Wilfred Owen was born on the 18th march 1893 and died on 4 November 1918, he is best known as one of the most powerful war poets, who detailed the reality and horrors of the First World War. Owen's first experience of the war was in hospitals treating the wounded soldiers.
Anthem for Doomed Youth Wilfred Owen wrote out of his intense personal experience as a soldier, he wrote with unrivalled power of the physical, moral and psychological trauma of the First World War. The atrocities he witnessed in his career as a soldier left him scarred for life. His poetry is a vehement protest against the evils of futile warfare. In a letter to his mother, dated May 1917, he wrote, "I am more and more a Christian. .
The Lady of Shalott weaves the sights of Camelot in her web because she can’t be a part of the village life. She is curious about the Camelot life, not a life inside the tower. In the mirror the Lady of Shalott sees a well-known man of Camelot, named Sir Lancelot on his way to village, who has coal-black curls and a beard. Once she sees the man she discards the web and looks down to Camelot. The mirror cracks and the curse is upon her.
She shuns the luxuries of her brother’s mansion, for the quiet comforts of Gods creation. She abstains from the town gossip circles, for time alone to allow more time for inner reflection. These characteristics should make her a good role model but instead she is simple labeled as a witch for her peculiarities. She is so misunderstood that even a so-called devil child can see her goodness “What is it, good Mistress Hibbins? (Hawthorne 237)” Mistress Hibbins is a lonely, widower that misses her husband and wants to be with him.
At school Hunky is framed for sending a chain letter. Hunky gets suspended until her teacher, Ms. Fortune Harbinger talks to her mother. The next day Hunky goes back without her mom. Hunky said she had only come back for her book and that she’d rather pursue wish craft rather than witch craft. So Ms.Harbinger expels her.
The town’s people think she is going to kill herself because Homer had put an end to their relationship. Surprisingly, she is also seen buying men’s items that would be suitable for a wedding. Homer eventually leaves town along with Emily’s cousins. However, Homer soon returns and is last seen entering Emily’s house. Emily rarely leaves after that;
As they were on their way to find a better way of living they came across an old woman who was homeless and had lice in her hair. She then asked the first sister Camille to give her some bread, give her some water and comb her hair, then to go into her ruined home and take the rocks that were saying don’t take me. The old said to her that her reward will be like her nature. The next day the younger sister came across the old woman who then asked Paula to do the same but Paula refused to give her some bread, water and to comb her. When sent into the house she scorned the house and took the stones that were saying take me again disobeying the woman’s orders.