He does this effectively through the use of his bold description of the gas attack incident and his elaborate description of the soldiers appearances. However, more importantly, Owen achieves conveying his negative aspects of war through his narration of the poem which is exclusively described through the meticulous lens of a soldier which make it reliable and provide an honest perspective towards the authentic life of a soldier on the battlefield and provide a more sombre view of a soldiers life in the trenches. On the whole, it can be said that both poem provide a differing perspective of war
‘In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;’ Brooke is arrogant and pompous that if he dies in the war he will Owen was able to evoke emotions through the use of imagery, as well as the usages of literary devices. This poet tends to use a lot of similes, metaphors and personification to express his image of the death and destruction of the war. ‘The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells; And bugles calling for them from sad shires.’ The use of personification gives the reader a clear feeling of what Owen is trying to express. Furthermore, sense of demonic force is also shown about torture for the soldiers. .
This was a menacing new invention of W.W.1. Small gas pellets would be dropped over each trench and a foreboding yellow gas would cling to the trenches and anybody who is caught in the gas would drown in their own body. Both poems are about war although each poem has a completely different opinion on war. Owen's ... ... middle of paper ... ... last stanza is more straight forward with one meaning which is to show the valour of the men of the light brigade and to honour them for eternity. Although both poems are diametrically opposed, they have the same common goal to get the reader to believe in their view of war.
In ‘Spring Offensive’, Owen mixes the ideas of war and nature in a conversational tone unlike ‘Futility’ in which Owen questions the pointlessness of war and religion in this compact poem. Owen shows us the physical horrors of war very effectively yet his poems stretch beyond that and delve into the unspoken shames where life itself is questioned. Owen’s poem the Spring Offensive explores the unnatural offensive of war against spring or nature. Opening with ‘Halted against the shade of a last hill’ Owen suggests both the calmness of the ‘shade’ and the deadly implication of ‘last’. The horror of war is not only the ‘hot blast and fury of Hells upsurge’ of stanza 6 but also ‘the sun, like a friend with whom their love is done’ of stanza 4.
Owen uses this simile 'like old beggars', to portray the soldiers like hags, making them seem week, poor and vulnerable to disease. His second stanza shows what the consequences of war can be, in contrast to Pope's "crutches", he tells of his comrade being suffocated by chlorine gas. There is one thing that Owen talks about that is not mentioned in Pope's poem - death. The third stanza shows Owen's past experience, and the final stanza which is lar... ... middle of paper ... ...lie low and be out of the fun", "Who thinks he'd rather sit tight" she questions their masculinity. Every man would rather fight that be labelled 'woman'.
The title 'Dulce et decorum est' is a phrase that was written by the Roman author Horace and is also used in the last two lines of the poem: "Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori" This phrase means "that it is sweet and fitting to die for your country" but in the poem Owen contradicts this by using words such as "old beggars", "hags" and "cursed." He does this to convey the image of war and to inform the reader that the phrase is not true, showing his negative viewpoint towards war. The poem has an alternate rhyme scheme and four stanzas. In the first stanza Owen use a slow pace using words such as "limped on" and "bent-double" to show how weary the soldiers are, letting the reader see what it is really like at war, not the image that was portrayed by many poets of that time of the soldiers marching proudly along in smart uniforms. He is showing what war does to people and how pointless war is.
Many people have opposing views about wars which may have been developed over time based on many factors such as family upbringing, culture, political views, or personal experiences. In the two poems studied, Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum est" and Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade", war has been described with completely opposing views. In the former, Owen describes war as a horrifying and inglorious event with men in war being grim and sorrowful while the soldiers died devastatingly. On the other hand, Tennyson describes war as being a glorious and victorious event where it is an absolute honour for a soldier to die on the gallant battlefield. To compare and contrast the two poems, the tone of the poems are examined where in "Dulce Et Decorum Est", Owen depicts the war as dismal, while in Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade", the author enlightens the experience of war as a heroic battle.
From the time of Homer’s dramatic epics of the Iliad and the Odyssey, war has been a favorite topic for poets. They establish great victorious feats, extraordinary heroism to inspire us to patriotism and to follow them in valor. Wilfred Owen, his personal experiences been as a soldier on the battlefields has enabled him to depict the true experiences, perspectives on human conflicts as well as the humanities raised during the war time. The features of wastage, horrors and the physical effects of the war are powerfully emerged in the poems “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, “Disabled” and “Mental Cases” where Owen conveys his perspectives of realities of the war and highlighting the incorrect glorification. The employment of poetic techniques within the poems have established continuous interactions between the reader and poem drawing together the central concerns of the poetry.
I shall investigate if first hand experience of war differs the authors view and how they portray the suffering and grievance. I will find the effects that mood, tone, the raised and ignored issues have on their targeted audience and the vivid images created in our minds. Also, how powerful vocabulary and successful language features help to make these issues so powerful, I shall investigate further. Firstly, I intend to analyse the poem 'Dulce et Decorum est' by Wilfred Owen, this poem is his personal account of when he was fighting in World War 1. The title, 'Dulce et Decorum est' is very symbolic and has a poignant meaning as it is Latin for; 'It is courageous and honorable to die for your country'.
One of the poems he wrote is called 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'. This poem is about a battle that took place in 1854 it could also be described as a slaughter because it was the result of a mix up of communication so that 600 horses and soldiers rode into a 'valley of death' as Tennyson described it. The atmosphere created by Tennyson in this poem is surprisingly positive considering the subject of the poem. Tennyson's attitude to war was that it made people more noble to fight and die for your country. This was illustrated in his poem by using words like 'Honour... ... middle of paper ... ...