Comparison between Belfast Confetti and The Right Word Belfast Confetti and The Right Word are both poems with the central theme being Conflict and its effects. Belfast Confetti is a poem written by Ciaran Carson, who was an Irish poet, his poem being focused around the conflict between opposing religions in Belfast, and the riots, kidnapping, murders and bombings that came with it. The poem's form is immediately striking. Instead of neat, compact stanzas, the lines are over-long and the stanzas stretched. On closer inspection, you can see there are two stanzas, the first with five lines, the second with four.
In both poems the reader can see the use of a narrative, with Douglas reminiscing of the day he came across the dead German and the photo of ‘Steffi’, and the description of a gas attack seen in Owen’s poem. The similarity in the two poets’ styles is seen in the use of the narrative, however, the way in which they actually describe them is very different. Owen’s description of the gas attack in the second stanza is very powerful and quick in pace with the use of exclamation marks and capital
Text B is also an account of a former protestor who was involved in the Poll Tax riots in 1990, titled “A Rioter’s Account” which was sent anonymously. We instantly see from text a, there is no barrier nor no fear between who sent the letter and who read it as it clearly shows that “Hunt” sent the letter aimed to Lord Sidmouth who was the home secretary for the prime minister. This suggests that it was the law that was the wicked party in the massacre as Hunt was not afraid to express his opinions across. Text a, which is initiated with the noun phrase “My Lord” which clearly indicates a significance of respect towards Lord Sidmouth. Whereas text b, the rioter’s account, we can evidently see that there is a barrier and that there is a sense of distress and anger.
By doing this he gives us the description of the glass breaking into tiny peices and exactly what it would of sounded like. One of the reasons i found the poem so succesfull was the poets handling of the victims injuries. Morgan describes the injuries in a way that makes them vivid in the readers mind, he describles the young mans face as: "bristling with fragements of glass" The word "bristling" is another example of onomatopia,it describes the glass sticking in his face,like stubble. The writer buils up tension by telling us about the boys injuries first. "the girls leg has caught on the broken
After reading war poems we are able to get a true idea of how horrific war was and learn of its negative consequences. The main idea in war poems becomes apparent when reading Wilfred Owen’s poem, Dolce et Decorum Est. In the last stanza, the lines: “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie: Dolce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori” demonstrates the main idea. ‘Dolce et Decorum est’ is a Latin saying, which means ‘it is sweet and right’. The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious.
Timing almost always affects the style of a passage. As in the two passages Hiroshima and Memoirs of a Mendicant Professor, the timing shows how great of an impact it can have on the style of a passage. Both passages talk of the same event, the bombing of Hiroshima, yet the time of which they occurred differed. Choice of detail is one key element in the timing of the two passages. John Hersey tells how “granite gravestones three hundred and eighty yards from the center” (5) were fused and completely destroyed.
And this helps to make the reader to consider about the roll of honor for the people. And with the literature devices use from the poem we can understand how the poet has shown her sorrow towards the victims in the wars. In Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen has described a gas attack during World War One with his strong emotions. He is strongly denying the concept of serving your country is glorious. The language used in the section about the gas attack represents both the pain of the victims from the gas attack and the effect on those who have seen the scene.
Compare and Contrast the four poems ‘For the Fallen’, ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’, ‘The Soldier’ and ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ All of these four poems are war poems but are written from different perspectives. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ and ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ are both written by Wilfred Owen, a soldier on the front line. ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ portrays, using metaphors, how the soldiers’ deaths go without a funeral fit for such heroes. ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ is literally about a gas attack on some English soldiers , but metaphorically it is an ironic poem which pokes fun at the phrase ‘It is right and proper to die for one’s country.’ ‘For the Fallen’ is written by Laurence Binyon, a man too old to fight for his country. The subject of ‘For the Fallen’ is an elegy reminding us how many men died so that we may live.
Introduction Paragraph 1 In his poem, Strange Meeting, Owen recreates the horror of war through his shocking and realistic account of the experiences faced by soldiers on the battlefields during World War One. “And by his smile, I knew that sullen hall, - By his dead smile I knew we stood in hell”. Owen has used first person and a pararhyme to reinforce the brutality and horrors of war. Owen came to the realisation, by talking to this man, that no one there was truly alive, breathing or not breathing. What mattered was the truth of war and what he felt he must share and let people know.
The poet quickly erases this false image of a soldier replacing it with a description of a ‘beggar’. The second verse greatly enhances my understanding of war by using conflict, danger and death. The poet achieves this by creating a sense of urgency. The first words of the second verse are “GAS! Gas!