The word ‘pluck’ is animal imagery and shows the unemotional side to war. Alliteration is also used with the words ‘bury…burrows.’ The last word of the second stanza ‘nakedness’ shows how vulnerable the soldiers and the loss of dignity they are getting when they die and their bodies are lying upon the beach unclothed. The religious imagery and biblical illusions of the third stanza, ‘And each cross, the driven stake of tide-wood,’ shows how Jesus died to save us and the soldiers are doing the same. The ‘cross’ bares acknowledgement of a person but no identity. The words, ‘bewildered
The Fallen concentrates very much on images of the soldiers in the war, specifically those young, fit men who are now dead, and then to the mourning country of England, because these young men will never experience the joy of life. The Soldier is very different from this because in this poem, there are close to no images of actual people or soldiers. The imagery of this poem is based largely around the landscape of England, and makes England seem alive. Apart from this difference, the poems have one identical piece of imagery embedded in the verses; war and death. The content of
¿Poetry invites us to explore interesting ideas. Bruce Dawe effectively does this through his use of language in war poetry. Bruce Daweâs Homecoming, predominantly focuses on the dehumanization of the soldiers at war as it is an antiwar protest poem. It talks about the process and meaning, of grieving and treatment of the soldiers in Vietnam. The words âmortuary coolnessâ accurately describes the mood or emotion felt in this poem, as it is rather passive for an antiwar poem.
The repetitive connection of the first line with the last blink blink Cemetery silence reflects both the reality of the cycle of life as well as its temporal nature. In death the absence of social restriction is emphasise through the listening of no responsible obligations or concerns. Through this technique the poet indicates the loneliness and emptiness of life as he sees it. Here the concept of identity seems to be lack of identity emptiness constructed through a negative reaction and cynicism about th
Wilfred Owen’s poem “Dulce Decorum Est” is a bleak poem designed to shock the reader by using provocative and interesting word choices to condemn and contradict the government and its supporter’s war propaganda. Particularly the quote “obscene as cancer” includes and interesting word choice. The impact of the word “obscene” is the reader thinks of something completely repulsive and disgusting. This would imply that Wilfred Owen finds cancer disgusting and derogatory. Owen is comparing the effects of cancer to the horror of war.
The other soldiers (including the speaker of the poem, presumably Owen himself) are forced to watch the man slowly die as his insides are burned away by the chlorine gas. His dying body (still alive, but thrashing in agony) is thrown on a cart. We are told that the sight of the dying man stuck in his mind, causing him terrible nightmares for a long time afterwards. He states that if other people had seen that sight, or if they knew how truly terrible warfare is, they would not say that dying in battle is a glorious and honourable thing. The simile, "His hanging face, like a devil's sick of skin" highlights to the reader the worst possible illustration of war.
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.
The first issue he looks at is poetry’s marginality in Australian society. I think the best way that he expressed this was when he wrote ‘Marginality, as I have been suggesting, may be fundamental in our culture to the notion of poetry’ (McCooey 2005, pg. 5). He adapts quotes from published papers to support his opinions; always-using articles from well know sources like ‘The Australian’ and ‘The Sunday Age’. I feel by using these sources people feel more trusting and secure to side with something that seems more familiar too them.
George Buro 2/14/13 “The Ground Truth” Response War. What we’re told is that it’s justified killing. Is going into a foreign country, killing innocent people, destroying its infrastructure, running its resources dry, and then going on to the next country something you would classify as justifiable? If you have any of a heart in you, the right answer should be no. After watching “The Ground Truth,” one can take a lot away.
Nowhere in the novel is there a happy thought of war, it is constantly being shown as a destructive route to go. This portrayal of war in a negative light is highlighted by including the words slaughterhouse in the tittle. The slaughterhouse is the location where animals are slaughtered, the parallel between this and the tittle is that the book promotes the idea that war is an unnecessary route and only leads to the slaughter of humans. The tittle of the novel also reflects the major motif of Death. Death is embedded in every chapter and is used to show the destructiveness of a war.