The melting represents the tragic slow loss of the land and chief himself. The imagery here reflects the chief’s feelings, who is very connected with his roots and his land, but as the land dies, the chief is slowly dying inside with it. Secondly, Pauline Johnson uses a lyric format which is appropriate to fulfill the purpose of this poem. As tune and feelings are absolutely necessary characteristics in a poem,
On the other hand, Brown uses words and phrases such as "everything had turned bad," "gone," "replaced by an endless desolation," "roamed restlessly," and "return to their reservations to keep from starving." Brown's use of words depict a picture of a land that destroyed. You can also imply that he is resentful towards the white hunters who caused for the land to be desolate. There appears to be no hope in the land and the words create a sense of bitterness. His forlorn diction allows the reader to envision a land that is dead and no more.
This dreadful view throughout the novel is also expressed when Murray explains that “once you are out of school, it is only a matter of time before you experience the vast loneliness and dissatisfaction of consumers…” (50). White Noise is conveying that life is “dissatisfying” and once you become an adult, the feeling of happiness or satisfaction is “lost” (51). This book is exceptionally discouraging, with the degrading view of modern life as if there is nothing but fear, dissatisfaction, and death, at least as an adult. It is a very sad representation of
“Dulce et Decorum Est”, which translates from the Latin Poet Horace, “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country”. The Title is Ironic because Wilfred Owen portrays the exact opposite in this poem. I believe this poem demonstrates the traumatic occurrence when people die for one’s country and to die for ones country in this poem projects anything but something fitting and sweet. This poem is about men dying from gas shells. Ones who died from these toxic gases were in a painful and miserable death.
The line exemplifies Eliot's own thoughts of society, which he believed was disintegrating, as the man's lack of sanity is a reflection of the world's own descent into chaos. In Rhapsody, Eliot writes “Rust that clings to the form that the strength has left/ Hard and curled and ready to snap” using imagery to build a tense atmosphere. Consequently, he is able to further his idea of a decaying society; the language used and the meter also build tension and also convey a sense of the rapidly disintegrating society. This belief that society is decaying is still present today, events like the Arab Spring are an example of this societal disintegration and continually evoke an emotional response from society as a whole. Susbsequently poems like Rhapsody remain relevant.
The image of " withered leaves" again points to the winter motif and paints a clear picture of death and decline. Always remember that the poet is not only referring to leaves here; he is using this image, through association, to connect to the general idea of loss of meaning in the modern urban world. The second stanza intensifies its attack on the modern world. The first two lines clearly express the idea that modern life is little more than a drunken hangover. The feeling of personal and social decadence is strengthened by the images in these
The first stanza reflects the severe condition of the worn out soldiers which is implied by hyperbole, such as “All went lame; all blind”(line 6), expressing the vehemence of the poets feelings more than the tragedy of the soldiers. The auditory and visual images Owen conjures in this stanza, however, create a shocking contrast with Horace´s idea that dying ‘heroically’ for one´s country is glorious, , “blood-shod”. Furthermore, by using the simile “bent double, like old beggars under sacks” in the first line, the poet further conjures the image of destitute persons, exhausted from the heavy weight of their bags and
Reminiscent of Kurtz’s last words (“The horror! The horror!”), Eliot’s poem reflects on the hopelessness and futility of life to those unable to ascend to Heaven. Using setting, Eliot effectively enhances the poem’s feeling of being lost in the dark and hopeless. In many sections of the poem
What is the tone/mood of this poem? What words help convey this mood? Ans: The tone of this poem is sarcasm. The words that help convey these feelings are the last lines compared with the rest of the poem’s words. While the rest of the poem talks about the horrible death a soldier is dying, the last two lines simply state that is righteous and
The nature of war poem is to show how horrible and disgusting war is. A famous poet who wrote war poetry is Siegfried Sassoon. He was an English poet, author and soldier. He became one of the leading poets of the First World War. Sassoon’s poetry described the horrors of the war and how disgusting it is.