These images are very vivid; the idea of scars connotes all the violence and beatings of slavery, which makes the reader even more passionate of the reading. Langston Hughes ends the poem on an optimistic note. (It never was America to me). His tone in the poem also contributes to the meaning. His tone seems almost confessional, like the poet is talking about his own experience in America.
His aim was to shed light on what the conditions of were like in “War to end all wars” and its trench-warfare. He didn’t live to see his poems published and the fame they wrought him as he was killed not long after recovering and returning to the front six days before the treaty of Versailles came into effect on the western front on November 4th 1918. Wilfred Owen laid out his poem “Dulce et decorum est.” with details about the men and their state of mind first, with the pace building and the action unravelling. In the second stanza the action is at full pace with gas shells (or Five-nines) dropping behind and around them, the fumbling and panic of fitting a gas mask and eventually the effects of gas on someone unfortunate enough to have not been able to fit his mask in time. The third stanza starts with the man being thrown into a wagon and driven away.
One of the most known poems in of his book “Leaves of Grass” is Song of myself. In a scary translation of life and the real experiences of Americans post World War II, “Howl” is a mind blowing and disturbing poem by Allen Ginsberg. In this essay I’m going to compare Whitman’s “Song of Myself” to “Howl” written by Beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg. There are a number of ways that Whitman’s influence can be noticed in Ginsberg’s work “Howl”, including a similar style of format and structure, a similar impact on the literary world and a concern with American people. Another significant influence that Whitman has for Ginsberg is the fact that Whitman had been an outcast from the literary circle of his era, with his long -winded style, free verse, sexual exposure and his appearance as a plainly dressed workman rather than a high society poet.
In Whitman's lines "Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful events; these come me to days and nights and go from me again, But they are not the me “myself", he pulls common feelings and events together for the reader to relate to (Whitman). Since Whitman's era crossed with the Civil War, there is no doubt that tragedies and feelings of grief were all very
Although Robert Frost appeals to the common man, he gives a deeper meaning in most of his poems. In the poem there are many sound devices such as a rhyme scheme, consonance, and alliteration. In line one, Frost says “world will.” The repeating of the W sound gives alliteration. He also gives another example at the end of line four when he ends it with “favor fire.” In line six, Frost shows consonance by saying, “think I know enough” with the repeating sound of the consonant N. Along with his poetic devices, he also has a rhyme scheme which appeals to the reader and makes it easy to read and connect to the narrator. Frost’s poem centralizes around the metaphors of fire and ice.
I believe that Owen and Sassoon chose to write poetry about the war as a way to express their feelings as well as a way to express their feelings as well as a way to contradict the propaganda and tell people what was really going on when the sent their relatives to war. During ‘A Working Party’ by Sassoon, it starts of describing the way a man walked through the trenches, and by doing so, also described the conditions of the trenches in the first three verses. By the fifth verse, the man previously described, has become dehumanised and turned into ‘a jolting lump’ showing that in life he was a person, in death, a lump of flesh and bones. Going on, the next three verses are describing what the now deceased man was like, talking about his wife and children, picturing him as an ordinary man and how the only thing he had to look forward to was a ‘tot of rum’ to send him to sleep. In the last verse, Sassoon says the simplicity of how the man died and how quick his life ended, an ‘instant split’ and ’all went out’.
To answer these questions I read an excerpt from the book of Benson J. Lossing, in the website publicbookshelf.com. Author Benson J. Lossing, wrote in his book Our Country vol. 2 which was published in 1887 about the event that had happened in Lexington. Lossing discusses the battle as follows: The conditions of their restraint were fulfilled. The blood of their comrades had been shed; and as the shrill fife of young Jonathan Harrington set the drum a beating, the patriots returned the fire with spirit, but not with fatal effect.
Both poems have many common elements but are very different. The narrator of “The Soldier” speaks of what he wishes for others to think about him if he dies. In the first paragraph, he says that a corner of a foreign field, implied to be his resting place, is forever England, his homeland. Although the poem is talking about the possibility of death from a war, the poem portrays that death as bringing the essence of the narrator’s homeland into the Earth along with his body. Because that is the focus of the poem, the word “England” or “English” is repeated six times throughout its fourteen lines.
The change in mood in the poem 'Full Moon and little Freida' is created by Hughes' technique to create a dramatic atmosphere. With chosen words such as 'tense', 'dark river of blood', Hughes builds up tension and brings it up to the peak of the poem. Where as in 'Football' Due to the poem being slightly longer than 'Frieda' the first few stanzas are slower and not as intricate in detail, subsequently the pace is slower, but still effective when he uses words such as 'Incredible!' and 'Impossible!' to describe his fathers actions (Noticeable how the two words contradict and contrast each other which shows how men went to fight during The First World War as themselves, and returned a changed person).
As one of the greatest American authors ever, "He wins our assent, perhaps now more than ever. His emotions were prophetic, his antennae were out to the truth"(Bloom 201). These words, nonetheless, describe the great Ernest Hemingway. Born in 1899, Hemingway covered nearly every war by way of journalism, as well as fighting, until his passing in 1961. With this journalism came his signature journalistic style of writing to express feeling and emotions, such as in one of his well known short stories "Indian Camp".