Pow, Boom,ssss that type of sound makes me think about war.That also makes me think about “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” A historical fiction written by Ray Bradbury.
In this story Bradbury tells about a drummer boy on the night before Th the Battle of Shiloh in the Civil War. His name is Joby, the main character in the story.
In the story the general spoke to Joby and said “ Do you know now you’re general of thearmy, when the general’s left behind”? In this part of the story it symbolize Joby and hisdrum because the general wants the men to do right in the war, so he’s counting on
Joby and his drum to do what’s right in the war
Another part of the story when the general was worried about the men because the they had never been in a war.
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My essay is about “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh.” And how he made an impact on the war and the troops. I'm going to explain to you guys on how the drummer boy plays a huge part in this war and that he is like the Second leader towards to troops. I’m going to explain all of this using the symbols of the story.
The General is symbolizes comfort and safety to Joby. In the story Joby was really, really scared and sad but the General was always there to tell Joby how important he was to the soldiers and the war. In the story it states that, ¨ I got to make one army of them. And for that boy I need you ¨ (Bradbury 171 ). This proves that the General symbolizes comfort to Joby because he is telling him that he needs Joby to help him with running the army. Another way the General symbolizes comfort to Joby is when he talks to him about how he is feeling towards the war. The story says “You ready for tomorrow or the next day, Joby? I think so sir. You want to cry some more, go ahead. I did the same thing last night. You did sir?¨ ( Bradbury 170 ). This proves that the General is comforting Joby because he is telling him that even though Joby is crying now it is ok because the General (him) did the same thing last night. The General also expresses his feeling with
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With this being said Heaney uses similes and denotations throughout his poem to put in a sense of tone in the poem to help the readers get a better understanding of what the people were going through when they would see soldiers walking about. According to Dictionary.com (“Simile”, 2016). “A simile is a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared.” This is being used in line 18 where it says “standing there like youngsters” (Heaney, n.d.). This interprets how men working would pause and observe what was going on and the soldiers marching by just like kids would do when they see something remarkable. Heaney also uses Denotation. Which according to Dictionary.com, “Denotation is the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it.” This is being showed in the poem throughout various lines. It’s being showed when he writes, “They would have heard the screaming, / Then heard it stop and had a view of us / In our gloves and aprons / coming down the hill” (lines 6-9), this evokes an image showing that what is being told and said is what is truly happening. That the soldiers were so close to them that they could hear the slightest scream of a pig being
The story “ The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”, was written by Ray Bradbury. The passage portrayed the Civil War on April 6th,1862, near the Shiloh church in Tennessee. The mood switched from scared to determined. The tone developed to be serious. The story depicted many young runaways or orphans who accompanied troops during battle as a drummer boy. To begin, the blossoms that had symbolized overcoming change.; such as getting stronger or weaker. As the story progressed, the major event that had occurred would be that Joby, a dynamic character, was alone and had access extremely limited or zilch resources. Second, the general motivated Joby by elucidating the signification of his role in the time of the battle. Ultimately, the story consisted of two major events