With his effective use of imagery, diction and irony, Wellford Owens strips away the glory of war and reveals the horror of what it was really like to fight in WWI. Imagery is one of the powerful devise Owen uses to show the realities of war in his poem. Owen uses descriptive words and graphic imagery to provoke feeling and deep emotions within the reader as a way of driving home his anti-war message. For instance, he writes of “froth-corrupted lungs,’’(22)”sores on innocent tongues” (24)and even describes the dying man’s face as a “devil’s sick of sin“(20). As a reader one cannot help but get a mental picture of the terrible war condition as well as feel deep compassion for the soldier.
Carolina SanJuan Mrs. Katie Noboa ELA 11B November 12 / 2015 LOTF Religious Allegory "To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. "-Oliver Wendell Holmes. While the writing of William Golding’s Lord of the flies the world was submerged in a terrifying war, which had not only consumed countries, but men and their ideals. The questioning of the whole point of humanity came to the surface of a generation of artists devoured by existentialism. Since the war it became common to find humanity as a point evaluation in art, evil in it’s essence considered being part of the human race.
Question: Compare the ways in which Hardy portrays death in warfare in 'Drummer Hodge' and 'The Man He Killed' Hardy in ‘Drummer Hodge’ is trying to show us how war lowers the value of human life. Straight away, from the first stanza of ‘Drummer Hodge,’ Hardy writes about death in war. It begins with ‘They throw in Drummer Hodge...’ Immediately we can see the lack of respect for the Drummer, as they ‘throw’ him in, ‘to rest.’ Hardy further describes that Hodge is buried ‘Uncoffined – just as found;’ which reinforces our notion of the lack of respect shown towards the dead drummer. This shows us that in the haste of war the drummer is buried as quickly as possible, so fighting can resume, showing us how Hardy may be portraying the lowering value of a human being. We can also interpret this as presenting how death has become a nuisance for the military, resulting in dead soldiers being buried as quickly as possible.
War is mystery, just like the sound which the soldiers caught. War is terror and despair. Hundreds of thousands of people were dead in the war. Those deaths make people’s soul sick. The major reason why Rat slaughtered the baby buffalo is because he cannot face his friend’s death.
Dulce Et Decorum Est Wifred Owen’s war poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” is poem in which there is incident vividly in a scene. Wilfred Owen expreses how it is so sweet and honourable to die for your country but also disagrees with this. Owen uses great word choice and through this technique this cause emotional and also dramatic stanza’s which include death. ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ tells us of the horrors and traumatizing effects of World War I. Wilfred Owen achieves this by using descriptive language to tell us of the terrible state of the weary soldiers and trench life. He then goes on to describe the horrific and deadly gas attack that takes the soldiers by surprise.
He said his main concern was ‘war and the pity of war’ He felt it was his responsibility as a poet to tell the truth and bring to light to atrocities of modern warfare, in a way others could or would not. Once he had properly experienced war his poetry became a form of education, he wanted to expose the belief war was good and noble and prove wrong the propaganda that bombarded Britain. No knowledge, imagination or military training could properly prepare Owen for the reality of war and the suffering of front line experience it brought along with it. Within twelve days of arriving in France the ‘easy-going’ chatter of his letters turned to a ‘cry of anguish’. ‘The Sentry’ was written by Owen when he was receiving treatment at Craiglockhart in Edinburgh in 1917, finished in September later that year whilst in France.
"French civilians, caught in the middle of these battlefields or under Allied bombing, endured terrible suffering. Even the joys of liberation had their darker side. The war in northern France marked not just a generation, but the whole of the postwar world, profoundly influencing relations between America and Europe. As seen before, American forces began to foolishly kill innocent lives, both French civillians and Axis. This began to severley mark and tarnish American relations with European nations, as American soldiers were seen to be careless and vengeful.
Moreover, war only brought sadness to people if they lost their families in war. Many families are so devastated that they cannot even bear to open the letter. This message shows that war only brought sadness and families’ helpless. Therefore, “Yellow Ledbetter” is an anti-war song. Another thing they are in common is that they both are using first person.
In the picture I am painting — which I shall call Guernica — I am expressing my horror of the military caste which is now plundering Spain into an ocean of misery and death." Guernica is one of the most powerful anti-war painting, offering a visual account of the devastating and chaotic impact of war both men and women, in this case specifically on civilian life and communities in the history. In Guernica, Picasso imperiously portrays the suffering of the Basque people and the tragedy of war. He doesn’t give all the details of the bombing like the bodies covered with blood, but emphasizes the suffering experienced by all. WORKS CITED "Pablo Picasso."
Not only are their lives wasted, gone without the holy rite of a funeral, but the lives of their loved ones at home are also ruined. The technique of comparison is used a lot in this poem. Owen explores the monstrosity of war in various examples of comparison. The boys "die as cattle," this conveys the idea that the young men going to war is the same as cattle going to a slaughter house to be killed. With no real purpose but to be mindlessly massacred.