Why I chose this poem: I chose Break of day in the trenches because in the title and the first few lines of the poem, it paints a mental image of the beginning of another horrible day at war. The poet compares the war from a seemingly unimportant rat’s perspective. Another reason I chose this poem was that upon reading a biography of the poet, I realised that he had lived in South Africa for nearly two years. Biography of Isaac Rosenberg Isaac Rosenberg was born on 25 November, 1890. He was Jewish
I have studied Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches.' This title suggests a calm atmosphere as the break of day is very relaxing and peaceful the beginning of a new day. The whole poem has a calm and peaceful feel to it and the poet achieves this by using assonance e.g. "sleeping green" and soft consonants such as "sympathies." Even though the poem has a calm atmosphere, the message that the poet wants to say in the poem is about anger and object to war. The poet comments on the devastating
The way that Rosenberg chose to present the war through his poem expresses his dislike for the whole effort. Picturing the fact that a simple rat could be seen as an enemy due to it being on both sides of the war in an obvious hyperbole, but this device is used as a way for Rosenberg to express his beliefs that the war has gone too far. Line 7 states “Droll rat, they would shoot you if they knew” (Rosenberg 2030) when referring to how a rat can easily cross between two opposing sides of the war.
devastating thing that went on in England was the World Wars. World War 1 is known for it trenches taking place in July of 1914 and, lasting until November of 1918. World War 2 was known for its bombs and took place in 1939 to 1945. The writers of the time seemed to agree that war was horrible, not honorable or proud. Isaac Rosenberg in his poem Break of Day in the Trenches talks about how horrible life was in the trenches, he explains how dirty and unlivable it was through the representation of a rat.
many written genres associated with academia that sometimes students get very confused when it comes to distinguish each one of them. A person or a student can spend one entire day thinking at different types of genres related to academia that he or she would come up with a thousand different examples by the end of the day. It is very difficult to give an exact definition to the word genre: there are many points of view regarding this argument that every person develops his/her own definition. To