In doing do I will look at how each poet is effective in conveying the message through their use of imagery. Wilfred Owen most eminent poem regarding war is known as Dulce et Decorum est which means The Old Lie in Latin. T... ... middle of paper ... ...eam for fighting for their country is in reality a living nightmare both physically and psychologically and in fact there is nothing honourable in war and life on the battlefield. Instead he wants the reader to understand that war rapes a soldier of human dignity. He does this effectively through the use of his bold description of the gas attack incident and his elaborate description of the soldiers appearances.
First World War Poets The First World War poets were able to affect the emotions of their readers. Choose two or more poems that have affected you in some way, and analyse how the poets have achieved this affect. The subject of war is a delicate one to write about. However, Wilfred Owen expertly describes the horrors of conflict to his readers in a way few are able to. He conveys images and uses language in ways that can move the reader.
That is why true poets must be truthful´. This why he criticizes 'the high zest´ that some people have for 'the old Lie´ of the glory of war, and why I think that 'Dulce´ is the more powerful poem of the two.
He believes that where an English man dies while fighting for his country will fall and where they fall means that, that part of land is English. While Brooke mentions nothing of the pain and of death and the unpleasant ways soldiers die in war, in Dulce et Decorum Est, Owen shows the horrific consequences of war. Owen seems to show the misery of war by setting the scene effectively he does this by saying, "In all ... ... middle of paper ... ...e begging of war ever one was very optimistic that we would win the war quickly and efficiently. Brooke's poem also gives the people at home the feeling that if one of their men dies it is not the end. In contrast Owen's poem attacks the idealistic and romantic view put forward by Brooke.
Alfred Tennyson's poem was based on a newspaper article that has made the poem biased and patriotic. I prefer Wilfred Owen's poem because I am able to see war through his experience and how The First World War has emotionally affected him.
The two poets got on well and had the same ideas. It is clear they rip apart the systems in place in the war. However Owen persists at how poorly the soldiers were treated while Sassoon concentrates on how the officers were treated – well. These pieces of poetry are extremely good and represent a very hard time for England. It is a shame not more people wrote down their thoughts through poetry because it is a sharp and piercing way of telling something.
Wilfred Owen's extremely powerful poem, 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' thoroughly criticises the ideology of war being 'a sweet and glorious way to die, fighting for one's country'. The combination of vivid imagery and poetic devices work to evoke a horrible anti-war feeling in the reader and encourage them to act and cease the on-going violence in the world. With powerful imagery and simple language, Owen allows the poem to be understood by the public at large so as to influence as many people as possible. The power of ideology is revealed and skilfully condemned by Owen's masterful writing of poetry and war is appropriately presented as the hideous thing it is.
Wilfred Owen was able to experience the war as it really was whereas Tennyson never actually saw the battle he was writing about. Owens’s poem was written because he was in the war and wants to tell you what it was like in the war I am going to write about The Charge of The Light Brigade which is about the Crimean War which was fought between Russia on the one hand and Britain France and Turkey on the other. The charge of the light brigade occurred in November 1854 at Balaclava in the Crimea. The brave six hundred rode straight down a valley that was fortified at its end by many cannon served by Russian and Cossack gunners. The heroes were following confus... ... middle of paper ... ...nces between the two poems are that in one the poet is saying that the war could not have gone any better, and the poem is telling you that the war was the worst one ever.
Figurative languages have been used in both poems to portray their experiences at war. Wilfred Owen uses figurative languages such as personification to portray the horrid truth of war. Owen does this by using words related to pessimism. “Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;”, from th... ... middle of paper ... ...ication and imagery have a great effect on differentiating the two view points of war. The essay discusses the opposing attitudes of a soldiers life, in which Owen’s poem has a horrid tone and Brooke’s has a patriotic tone.
In addition to Crane's use of rhetorical devices such as imagery and emotion-evoking syntax to describe the horrid battle field and the pain the bereaved individuals feel, the poem's sarcastic tone is ultimately established through Crane's use of irony. Though the poem is written in free verse, Crane meticulously arranges his verses and stanzas so that descriptive sentences about the tragedy of war are followed by the recurring ph... ... middle of paper ... ... in order to survive the system. In addition to the topic of absurdity, Heller also makes statements regarding the jarring realities of war, as Stephen Crane has in “War is Kind”. Though the novel's primary focus is satire, as the story progresses and many of Yossarian's friends die tragic and often grotesque ways, Heller makes no attempt at mitigating the severity of their deaths as he describes in full detail the episodes in which they are killed. Yossarian is even asked by doctors to pretend to be the deceased son of a family who has come to visit: “All you've got to do is lie there a few minutes and die a little.