In conclusion I personally find Kipling's poem more effective. I find this because although Tennyson tries to make people feel a sense of national pride, the battle took place because of an error, and they the English people were massacred. They were brave because they knew they were committing suicide, but they went anyway. This makes them very brave, and quite foolish, but not heroes. On the other hand, Kipling is angry, and disgusted with the English people's fake loyalty because they only needed the soldier when they were fighting, now the battle is over they are just get in the way.
How Wilfred Owen Uses Language and Imagery in His Poetry to Communicate his Attitudes of War Wilfred Owen was concerned to emphasise the hardships and trials of the soldiers who fought in the First World War. Wilfred Owen, who died subsequently after receiving mortal wounds while in combat in the war, had some strong viewpoints and messages about war which he tried to convey through his poetry. He had three main viewpoints which included most or all of his feelings. These were firstly, that war is futile and pointless; secondly that men lose their humanity and dignity through war; finally, he wants combat the Government propaganda that painted a sweet picture of war. He wanted to convey a message expressing the reality, horror and futility of war.
In ... ... middle of paper ... ...nditions of War were and the terrible ways that the soldiers lost their lives. My favourite poem out of the two was ‘Dulce et Decorum Est,’ it clearly depicts what happened during World War I and Owen then says what he feels. At the start of the poem, I was shocked by how bad the conditions of War actually were. The vivid descriptions show how strongly Owen felt about discouraging other young men not to fall for the same propaganda that he did. It made me realise how lucky I am not to be living in those terrible conditions that he had to endure.
He fears that if he were to see battle, he might run away from the battle. The narrator reveals that Henry joined the army because he was drawn to the glory of military conflict. Since the time he joined, however, the army is merely waiting for engagement. Later chapter Henry regiment is confronted with a battle and after he is fighting himself due to his cowardly actions and his thought of becoming a man. Henry believes if he gets a red badge, which is a wound, would bring him honor, heroism, and show that he is a man.
We feel that the soldiers are heroic as the "Half a league" moves onwards into battle. When the poem is read allowed the tripling sounds like marching. This effect gives a sense of bravery from The Light Briga... ... middle of paper ... ...be that the victim of the gas attack is so badly scared his face is like a sick devil. Tennyson, from what has been implied in the poem, views war something that is for the brave and people should respect those who have fought for Britain. Despite his patriotic view, he has repeated the danger of an early death in his poem, proving he is fully aware of war's horrors.
He tries to make it seem sensational, and plead to the younger generation by making it come across as heroic. In comparison to Brooks poem Owen describes images related to dying for your nation as cruel, painful and upsetting but Brooke views it as something extremely honorable and something to be proud of. Personally I feel that if you happen to die in the line of battle it is in fact a heroic death. While Brook's poem describes his views of war from an outsiders perspective, Owen's Poem gives an outstanding description of war as he experienced it firsthand. Brooke sees that laying down your life during the line of duty for your country is honorable and heroic, and while you engage the first stanza you will see that Brooke writes: "the rich dead”(1).
Strange Meeting ‘Strange Meeting’ by Wilfred Owen is a poem about a soldier in war who makes contact with the spirit of a dead soldier. The poem begins with the relief of a soldier as he escapes the war; but then realizes where he was when he sees the dead soldier. The spirit tells him that joining war is simply a waste of your life. The poem describes the cruelty and harshness of war, and what it’s like to be in it. Owen’s main aim was to open up the truth about war and the horrific and gruesome reality of being a soldier, contradicting the propaganda illustrating soldiers as heroic, honorable, and proud.
This also makes the soldiers appear very brave, as they show little fear. To conclude, I would say that ‘Spring Offensive’ is an exceptional piece of writing that moved me greatly. I felt real sympathy and sadness for the men that lost their lives for their country after the officers threw them into the front line. This feeling is strengthened through ‘Futility’, which makes the pointlessness of the War even more apparent. Owen uses rhythm and style to paint the terrible pictures of war in order to rouse the reader into thinking about his ideas.
Owen’s poetry targets at people who are not experienced with the war. Perhaps the truth is depicted by an image of soldiers who look wearied and lost their humanity. Although, people send others out to fight thinking it is glorious, after knowing the truth, people would be convinced to not participate in the war. Johnson uses another source to support his argument. He states, “Object relations theory proposes that a child 's inability to manage adaptive separation from the original caretaker, typically the mother, which serves as a prototype for subsequent bonds, will lead to later maladjustments and even psychopathology” (Johnson).
Robert Browning, through his poem, suggests that he was "burgled" in the metaphorical sense. During the war he was viewed and treated as a hero and patriot. "Alack, it was I who leaped at the sun". He fought the war for his country "To give it my loving friends to keep", keeping it safe and protecting it for his friends and people of his country. During that time war was glorified and men who went to fight for "Queen and country" were greatly respected heroes and thought highly of and the men who fed these images of how they would be viewed as heroes through propaganda.