Trench warfare was hell for all those involved, many returning home in a different state of mind than they left with. Also, WWI claimed the lives of many of America's brightest minds, including doctors, writers, and novelists. In this poem written by Owen, the events of a typical day in the war is detailed and described to show that war is not as glorious and honorable as those back home picture it. The title, meaning 'how sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country', is actually very sarcastic and depicts the feelings of many of those that were fighting. The first stanza sets the scene and show what the soldiers would be feeling at the time.
He clearly feels guilty at his survival, and he too is haunted by the images of the dead that he describes, how else could they be so vivid? This is perhaps the most interesting aspect revealed by Owen's poem, the scars left by war on a real human with the ability to express and communicate the damage in such a way that the reader is not only shocked, but greatly moved. The poem has its intensity because Owen was writing it while in direct contact with the 'mental cases' whereas Graves is more distant as well as describing the memories of war. A poem which describes an inability to remember is far less disturbing than a poem which describes not being able to forget.
“Dulce Et Decorum Est” is a very powerful poem that is drawn from the author Wilfred Owen’s own experiences. This poem has great imagery and uses many metaphors which make the reader put themselves in Owen’s eyes. The pain is felt in his voice as he talks about his friend that he sees dying, yet he can do nothing about. His poem has an ironic point about how if people would put themselves in his spot at that moment they would not be telling their children that war was good. While in “Dead Troops Talk”, which is a photograph done by Jeff Wall, there seems to be a different feeling about it.
Billy Budd is written in a style that is intimidating and at times the prose can overwhelm the concepts. It is unfortunate that the first few chapters are the best example of this because it alienates readers and this story requires several readings to fully appreciate the work. Melville's use of double... ... middle of paper ... ...eliberations, he decided almost instantly and the justifications were all read in the context of him persuading the court so I did not feel like it was a true moral deliberation. I have thought about Melville's style of writing a lot, debating on whether it is good or bad, because I feel like he alienates a large audience. I have come to the conclusion that the problem is not his style but the audience itself.
The mechanics of the writing were weakly written by Cooper as the writing did not match up to the standards of critics. The plot, as seen by Cooper himself, has issues with it and doesn’t make sense in some cases. There are inconsistent scenes within the book that could be recognized when reading. Despite some of the literacy misshapes, “The Last of the Mohicans” still is very compelling in American literature because of the involvement of such important issues that we have currently in our society. The book’s “lessons” result in it being a very great novel and an important read for American culture and literature as it created such a lasting outcome.
I like poems where people come to closure with what they have done. Perhaps if the author had ended “The Last Duchess” with the narrator coming to realization with what he had done and not boast about it I would not have found this poem as a bad poem that does not belongs in the anthology. When reading poems we need to remember that everyone have different appeals.
Thomas' poem seems much more messy than Sonnet, it is contradictory and it is not easy for the reader to understand, they must study it in more depth to get an idea of what it is really about, this however only makes the poem more interesting and realistic because it seems to be straight from Thomas' mind , a jumble of thoughts that seems just to have spilled onto the page. These two poems are forms of protest and both authors have shown that poetry is an excellent way to speak out because these poems are persuasive and convincing arguments for both their very different views.
By adding variety to his characters’ reactions, Poe shows the reader that while death is universal, the way each person deals with it is unique. However, the repetitive theme of death makes Poe appear as a single-minded writer to many of his readers, only able to focus on the negative aspects of life. However, if one looks more closely at “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “the Pit and Pendulum” one sees otherwise; while both clearly express the impending nature of death through different symbols and imagery, both subtly show that even when life is filled with darkness, there is always light, showing that while Poe was a dark and troubled man, he was always hopeful something positive was going to occur. People have completely different opinions about Poe’s writing style, their opinions ran... ... middle of paper ... ...d” the lantern in such a way that “that a single thin ray fell upon the vulture eye” (Poe, 303). On the eighth night, the ray of light and the eye “meet”.
Their feet were so damaged that they no longer had the protective covering of their boots but their feet were covered in blood. Also words like 'guttering', 'chok... ... middle of paper ... ...Owen attempts to connect the war with other aspects of human suffering. He makes images and actions recognisable, even to those who have never experience war. Owen shows us the physical horrors of war very effectively yet his poems stretch beyond that and delves into the unspoken feelings and emotions of those who are effected by the war indirectly. He tries to bring the horrors of war to the reader in the last verse of each poem.
This is a perfect example of how Sassoon used sarcasm, because at face value, the poem seems psychopathic, as if it was written by a man that actually enjoyed killing and the harsh conditions of the war, when in actual fact it is a poem that is against the war.In 'A working Party', Sassoon specifically starts the poem off slowly, describing the men slowly making their way down the trenches, slipping into the mud and squeezing past other soldiers returning from the front line. Then, he ironically rushes the main character's death in the last two lines, after the man is thinking how slow time passes. The man's sudden death shocks the reader and shows how suddenly life can be taken away. It also makes the death of the character seem insignificant and unimportant, and Sassoon probably did this because he felt that not enough attention was paid to the men that lost their lives fighting for their country, like his brother.In 'The General' Sassoon uses a more direct way to show how he feels about the Generals who gave the orders, from well behind the front-line. I think that Sassoon was also bitter about the officers who gave orders although they knew nothing about what it was like in the trenches, and I think that Sassoon probably blamed them for much of the pointless deaths that occurred.