With reference to two poems from the anthology, compare and contrast the respective portrayals of war. In this essay, two poems will be compared and contrasted on their views of war. The two poems to be analysed will be ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen and ‘Base Details’ by Siegfried Sassoon. These two poems appear incredibly similar at first because the poets are both satirists who convey the war as being both horribly gruesome and stupid. They satirise generals and high command officers in particular for the hypocritical way the officers live.
He is the poet who wrote with most pathos, who started out as a follower of Keats and Shelley but toughened and tightened his language under the pressure of traumatic frontline experiences and who came to see it as his poetic task to warn of the horrors of war (Buelens & Claes 2013: 115). In this essay, I will discuss how Owen’s use of a variety or pervasive poetical techniques reinforces the bleak atmosphere of his poems, and how his poetry evolve... ... middle of paper ... ...: More Recent Period.” English Literature II. Historical Survey: More Recent Period. 2013. 113-115.
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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.
Although the title of the poem is positive the message in the poem illuminates the negative aspects of war and is written through the eye of a soldier which is Owen himself. He relates his experience in his poem and mirrors his views negatively about war in depth. Alfred Lord Tennyson was born on 6th August 1809 and is known as a well established poet. He wrote a poem which depicts the bravery and gallantry of a soldier faced with adverse circumstances. His poem The Charge of the Light Brigade is based on a more positive aspect of war and highlights the dedication and bravery soldiers have in name of their country.
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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.