‘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.
How does the writer present her thoughts and feelings about WW1? In the extract the writer presents her thoughts and feelings by using contrast. She starts off with all of the good points about the men going to war, by being very hyperbole about it all, and then the contrast comes in to present her feelings of anti-war and protest, displaying the reality of what the war is doing to our country. For example ‘How important, how joyously important they were.’ This line displays how, now the men have gone off to war, the women have to take place of the men’s jobs and therefore are needed all of a sudden, and how great it is to feel part of society. In the contrasting paragraph, she presents how she is anti-war, by saying ‘stop all this!’ this use of short a sentence emphases her thoughts about war, and how in fact it is ruining society.
How war is represented In 1599 Shakespeare wrote a play called “Henry V”. I am going to be using two speeches from Henry V to show how war is presented. These speeches will be, “once more unto the breach” and “Saint Crispin’s day”. Also I will be using three war poems to compare the speeches and poems together, these war poems are: dulce et decorum est pro patria mori; anthem for doomed youth; Futility. These poems are all written by the poet Wilfred Owen.
This notion is further emphasised through the use of jargon in the lines, “The Japs used to weigh us, to see how thin our bodies could get before we started dying”. This statement implies the nature of the camp to be brutal and unforgivable. Misto has incorporated both visual images and jargon to create an effective sense of authority to therefore relive their experience of war through memory. Likewise, the poem Dulce et decorum est by Wilfred Owen is how the post himself saw war with no knowledge, imagination or training which prepared Owen for the shock and suffering of front line experience. Its horrifying imagery has made it one of the most popular condemnations of war ever written.
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.
The desire for superiority and domination has plagued the twentieth century by power struggles between nations in the form of wars and large numbers of casualties. Over the centuries, poetry has endeavoured to communicate human emotions and ideas. Some present a glorified war in order to portray their love and patriotic attitude to their audience. Such a view is presented in “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke. Quite alternatively, some poems demonstrate a more realistic representation of war such as Kenneth Slessor’s poem “Beach Burial” and the first excerpt from the film production ‘Saving Private Ryan’ which encapsulate the futility of war and the intolerable atrocities on innocent lives.
Distinctively visual Question: how composers use distinctively visual techniques to create meaning in texts. Distinctively visual technique holds great ability to convey powerful message through the text to the responders. This is evident in the play “shoehorn sonata” as its composer John Misto explores the horror of war and the importance of friendship during the invasion of Singapore in 1942. Similarly Nick Ut’s photograph “The Napalm Girl” illustrates the brutality of human conflict in the Vietnam War as well as the innocent civilian that is mercilessly treated. Both texts demonstrates the atrocity that war brings using visual techniques although they rely on different ways to convey their message.
This is seen when the main protagonist Paul is discussing the front line and says “for me the front is as sinister as a whirlpool.” She uses a simile in the scene so that the readers can relate to how terrifying the war was. The whirlpool symbolises little hope of surviving, with the image of a whirlpool starts off slow and gets faster and faster. Going to war is similar to this. The mud, the lice, the constant noise of bombs, the constant death and the mutilated landform around him. Body paragraph 2: Remarque uses loss of generation throughout the novel All Quiet on the Western Front.
English essay – shoe horn sonata, distinctively visual. Important issues in the world can be brought to mind by engaging visual images. There are many examples of this present in John Misto’s play the shoehorn sonata and also Siegfried Sassoon’s poem suicide in the trenches. Shoe horn sonata was written as a tribute to inform its audience of the little known history of the forgotten prisoners of World War II, focusing on British and Australian nurses, he uses two main characters Bridie and Sheila who tell their experiences from the war. Misto does this in a humorous and often confronting manner.
“…Did they really believe that this war would end wars…it all happened again, and again, and again,” this use of rhetorical question and repetition emphasises the anti-war sentiment that both Bogle and Dawe capture. Similarly in Homecoming, it is illustrated the dehumanisation of war. “…mortuary coolness…deep-freeze…sorrowful…frozen sunset…wintering tree…bitter…grief…”through an extended metaphor, it is suggested the implications on the society from the death of thousands of loved ones; the coldness is symbolising the death, grief and struggling of society and the individual. Dehumanising effects give poets their anti-war point of view the effectively portray the bonds between the society and the