This positive representation of conflict could be linked to Tennyson’s role of Poet Laureate under Queen Victoria’s reign. On the other hand Futility could be considered as an elegy for the unnamed solider and opens with a tender and sad tone shifting to pointlessness in the second stanza. The use of the pronoun him in the opening line suggests this could be any soldier from World War one demonstrating the number of men who would remain unnamed and unclaimed during this conflict and how bad it was that so many people died, and even the most patriotic soldiers would still die, unnamed in the end. The Charge of the light Brigade comprises of six stanzas, of varying in length from six to twelve lines and goes in chronological order. This could offer the reader the sense of riding in to the battle with the soldiers.
We head out to prepare for competition, everyone all excited, all except me. I just looked down at my instrument, thinking of how the year has gone by so fast. My heart beat fast, and hard, as we got closer and closer to this small town field. The band stands still as a statue, as they hear their band name get called to the field. I knew it was time, I knew what he worked hard for will pay off with this show.
In the opening of the first sequence, the idea of status is clear. As the subtitles are shown, we hear the background noise of army radios. We see a shot of Ivan Cooper, the local MP of Derry addressing the people of the town, about their civil rights and how they will peacefully march on Sunday. In the next shot, we see the same scene being played out but the British Army General is the one addressing the crowd, and he is addressing the press, rather than any supporters. There is drumming in the background and at the end of Ivan’s speech, everyone applauds, whereas when the General leaves his meeting, all is quiet other than the sound of the press taking pictures.
Soldiers who go off to war are meant to be healthy and strong, however, this poem portrays the soldiers as old and unhealthy people. Owen uses images that are far from noble. The soldiers are described as, ‘bent double, like old beggars under sacks’ and ‘coughing like hags’, and this highlights the exhaustion the soldiers were feeling. Considering that the exhaustion of the soldiers is representing humanity at its worst, this emphasises how Owens poetry is driven by a passionate exploration of humanity at its worst. The poem is also able to depict how the soldier’s condition is, and what they should be.
In the poem “Dulce et Decorum est” the poet writes about soldiers in the battle field and all the grueling things about war. I feel the meaning of this poem is to give an idea and insight to the reader of how war is very gruesome and just down right awful with no sugar coating. In both of these poems the writers use irony and similes to help get the reader to understand the point they are making. The first comparison about the two poems is the use of irony. In “Rite of passage” the line “short men, men in first grade” the writer is calling the young boys men.
First poem that I will be discussing is “Dulce Et Decrorum Est” This poem expresses his own experiences of the war. The tittle "Dulce et decorum Est “ is in Latin that means “ It is sweet and right." Owen describes the condition the men were in as “All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue” and “coughing like hags” these men are physically dead and in pain. This is a slow pace but Owen soon reminds the render that there “hags” are still “boys” with “GAS! Gas!
Comparing Romeo and Juliet to War Poems Having looked at five war poems, three anti-war and two pro-war. It is apparent that conflict is shown through different techniques used by the poets, such as visual imagery, economical language and monosyllabic words, which are very effective. The main poem I have analysed is Dulce et Decorum Est. This is very much an anti-war poem written by Wilfred Owen. In this poem, Owen is exposing and expressing his pain and the futility of war.
The first stanza directly addresses the reader, he opens with two rhetorical questions, “Who are these? Why sit they here in twilight?” (1) These sentences are grammatically incorrect and use distorted language. This is symbolic of the disturbed and unstable minds of the soldiers. Using these questions he directly speaks to his audience as well as incorporating a major theme of the poem, insanity. “Drooping tongues from jaws that slob like relish.” (3) This line uses imagery to metaphorically compare men to animals and show how bad the condition of the soldiers really is.
"You just need to snap out of it and you'll be fine" This one can really feel like a kick in the teeth to all suffers from depression. It shows a distinct lack of understanding of their condition as if it is merely a choice they need to make. Unfortunately, their road to recovery is long and not without pitfalls. Even with treatment, medication, exercise, sleep and a healthy diet, depression is not always simply gone for good. 7.
As long as we have memories yesterday remains, and as long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits. Saying “I love you” never did come easy, and I tried to get close with others before you, but things never worked out, I always felt so alone, until the day you walked into my life , you took my breath away and melted my heart. I have never been the same, and it was you that I dreamt of every night, all I wanted was to just be happy and to lay in your arms , where I always belonged, at least that’s what I thought. Relaxing at the beach, it was a beautiful warm day and colour filled the air. I was sitting on the sand, and watched the wave’s dance high, just thinking about, if there was that special guy out there waiting for me.