As I mentioned before the topic dealt with in this poem is the war and patriotism. It is from the viewpoint of a soldier and he is explaining how every death of an English soldier on another land is a victory. Rupert Brooke uses imagery to help you see the text as it progresses. Line one is ‘If I should die, think only this of me:’ this implies that Rupert Brooke believes everything he has written. And if he was to die in another country he would be proud.
It recalls great speeches that stir the soul and drive men to fight for a cause they may not fully understand and give their all for but it hides and shuns the men who are willing to fight the darkest part of war. The dirty, unconventional part that “civilized” men aren’t willing to take part in. He fought the war that few dared because he believed in it; Bill Quantrill finally found something that was worth it to him. Shaped by his environment and specific events in his life, he committed himself to a side and stuck to it with every breath he had in him. He found a cause to fight and give his all for and that is a commendable and rare thing.
‘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.
Which sets the book of to a strong start, as the declaration was passionately written during the war. Siegfried Sassoon used repetition through his declaration , making sure that he feels strongly against war. During the declaration Sassoon explains the horrors if war in many different ways. He repeats the word “suffering” throughout the declaration to put emphasis on what the war is really like for the soldiers that are fighting for our country. He also talks strongly about how the sufferings are being “prolonged” as he tired of witnessing men “being sacrificed” to this awful war.
How does Wilfred Owen present war though his poems? Wilfred Owen produce a poem called dulce et decorum est. In this poem Wilfred Owen explores the many horrors and cruel ordeals of World War One. He does this by using horrific imagery and techniques such as vivid imagery and dramatic descriptions. Owen then seeks to convince the reader that it is not honourable or right to die for your country, as the title of the poem suggests so.
First Continental Congress… Lexington and Concord… The British were coming to get Hancock and Adams but they had been previously warned by Paul Revere. When the British came the rebels, minute men were ready to fight. The men were dispersing when there was and anonymous shot (“A shot herd around the world”) that started the fight and lead to a British victory. While the British were looking for more ammunition in Concord they were met by a group of minute men and a second fight broke out ending with a British retreat. Second Continental Congress… was headed by Hancock.
After overthrowing the British fort, George Washington was sent out IN Charge of a group of soldiers to establish British control in the west. Right after learning of the fort he so founded had surrendered to the French; he launched a preemptive attack on their camp. This was the first engagement of the French and Indian War. Winning that strike George Washington was later beaten by a stronger force allowing the French to remain in control of the western mountains. Later Britain sent Major General Braddock as commander in chief of the British forces in America.
This speech was given to the people by Roosevelt to show that he had declared a state of war, due to the actions of the Empire of Japan. He stated “As commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.” (para 10) He gave the speech to show that we the people of the United States had to ban together and overcome this devastation. This is how Roosevelt gave the people the belief that there was value to the declaration of war. In his speech Roosevelt stated “It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago.
The main purpose of this speech is to inspire his army to continue fighting as this will be their final battle and if they don’t fight they will be killed. One of the main themes in this speech is patriotism; Henry appeals to their English pride in order to motivate them to fight. A few examples are “close up the wall up with our English dead,” here he stirs a sense of patriotism by offering a gory alternative to attacking the breach, “Follow your spirit, and upon this charge, cry “God for Harry, England, and Saint George,” Harry is an alternative to Henry and Saint George is the patron saint of England (this is also a religious allusion). Not only does this invoke patriotism but it also incorporates the rule of three which creates an effective final rhetorical flourish and summarises the purpose of the soldiers and the entire speech is leading up to their purpose which is why it is being delivered – so that they know fighting for their country is why they were born. This is a climax and Henry builds up to it throughout the entire speech; his tone changes at this point and he becomes
Gurganus believes we are sending a bunch of arrogant morons overseas to protect us. How he describes the men we are entrusting our lives with would make a reader realize just how bad of an idea this might be. This description could also make a reader disagree with what he is saying, for Gurganus is almost being disrespectful to these soldiers. He takes whatever glory they have obtained and basically it amounts to nothing. Many people support the troops even if they are against this war.