Even though seemingly, she was not the only parent with a son who had attempted to be sent home. The morale of soldiers in World War I was very low for several reasons, such as the tedious trench war fare, aiding in the constant loss of life with little gain, spreading feelings of futility. Any soldier must feel like if they don't find a way to get home they too, will end up dying on the battlefield. And every soldier knows that a way to be sent home from war is to be injured. "Jack tried this in "The Hero", "how he'd tried, To get sent home, and how, at last he died, blown to small bits."
Rupert’s service in England’s navy didn’t last long, he had only experience combat once, and he contracted a blood disease shortly after that. Although he saw little of the war, he is still considered a war poet. While some people see his poetry as patriotic, others believe that Rupert’s poetry is too idealistic. Rupert’s poems “Dead” and “The Soldier” are prime examples of his views on the war; both of the poems explain that Rupert believes that soldiers should feel proud to die for their country, and that dying in war is not dying in vain. Rupert Brooke’s poem “Dead” explains Rupert’s view on the pride of dying for one’s country in his use of form, tone, imagery, symbolism, rhyme scheme, and personification.
He implies that even though he is 'free'; and will always be rejoicing, he will never be free from the thoughts and memories of war. Let alone the wars to come, and the new soldiers to follow in his path. Rupert Brooke also wrote about war but in a much different light. Brooke did serve in the Navy during World War I but before he made it to the lines he died of blood poisoning. This is obvious when understanding his poems.
It is the ability to not look down upon one another that makes the social order so remarkable. In a sense it is a paradigm of a typical English society, and conversely a watered down utopia for all who knows Penshurst to be a part of. Jonson’s “To Penshurst” is a staple of country house poetry and reflects the magnificence of the natural beauty of the estate. Furthermore, Penshurst incorporated a heartwarming community that managed to capture Johnson’s attention by providing a humbling and inviting experience to all of those who inhabit the beautiful Sidney estate known as Penshurst.
Name Come live with me and be my love Focus: Marlowe’s use of words in communicating the meaning of the poem and how his poem is a memorable one. The poem “come live with me and be my love” is a love poem written by Christopher Marlowe, persuading his love to come and spend some time with him. It is a poem full of romantic and passionate words that form natural imagery to convey the poet’s feelings and what he means. By the way the poet uses words to persuade his love, makes the poem similar to the poem, “To his coy mistress”. In the first stanza, the poet says, “Come live with me and be my love”.
Images in "The Soldier" are extremely strong and persuading. One image is the line "Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam." This line evokes images of a beautiful woman cherishing and caressing the man who stands at her side. Another line is "Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home." This line creates a feeling of tranquillity and a unity with nature.
The audience varies for the different poems. Owens's audience is people in the future generations who want to go to war. "You will not tell with such high zest" In this quote we can tell Owen is not pleased with another generation dying from ambition and propaganda. Equally Sassoon doesn't agree with war and writes his poem for people who haven't experienced war and the horror of living in the trenches. In contrast Brooke writes to men to men to encourage theme to enlist and join the war.
Brooke conveys the tone by using words of very positive connotation to honor his country and show his pride. For example, he uses phrases such as... ... middle of paper ... ...using the divided sonnet structure he is able to create the contrast between the honor of the death of an English soldier to the comfort the “English heaven” he imagines will offer him. It allows the reader to see the death of an English soldier as much more honorable and gives them a sense that he is extremely proud and almost arrogant about being an Englishman. This allows his opinion that dying as an English soldier in a foreign country is honorable and not depressing because he would be remembered as a soldier who fought for the proud English people and died for his country. In Rupert Brooke’s “The Soldier,” he conveys his strong feelings about death as an English soldier.
Soldiers firstly began to write poetry because poetry was the most important mode of expression for those who were shocked and disillusioned by the realities of the First World War. I will be discussing five poems written by well-known war poets such as: ‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke, ‘Into Battle’ by Julian Grenfell, ‘Dulce et decorum est’ by Wilfred Owen, ‘Base Details’ by Siegfried Sassoon and ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ by Wilfred Owen. Julian Grenfell had many years of editing before becoming a distinguished war poet in his local newspaper. But he had always had his heart set on being part of the military. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1914.
It is much more personal and emotive than ‘Charge of the Light Brigade.’ Tennyson’s poem, on the other hand was written as one of his duties as the Poet Laureate at the time. It lacks the detail and also the personal experience that Owens’s poem has, and gives the impression that Tennyson does not actually care about the war very much and does not know much about it. ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ was written to memorialise a suicidal charge by light cavalry over open terrain by British forces in the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War. 247 men of the 637 in the charge were killed or wounded. Tennyson wrote 'Light Brigade´ in a few minutes after reading the description in The Times of the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.