He tries to bring the horrors of war to the reader in the last verse of each poem. Simply, in war there is the horror and there is the pity. Owen offers the reader so much more insight into the horrors of war by showing the pity. With this the reader empathises with the speaker and therefore becomes more involved. Owen's poetry questions so much more than the visual atrocities that enable his poems to have an effect on people today.
Both Turner and Owen have had first hand experiences of the horrors of warfare. They felt the pain and saw the violence, the hurt. They gave voice to the traumas they lived through; by doing this they forced people visualize what war really is and hopefully cautioned people to rethink their perspectives. Works Cited Owen, Wilfred, “Dulce et Decorum Est”, Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Ed. X. J. Kennedy and Diana Gioia, 12 ed.
Even though the poets came from contrasting backgrounds, they were able to personalize war to make it hit a chord with the reader and display the bleak reality of war that regular citizens may not have realized, Hardy, through emotional pain and Owen, through imagery. In “Dulce et Decorum Est”, Owen successfully illustrates the physical punishment that war deals out to its soldiers. Throughout the first stanza, there is a great deal of imagery that gives the reader a good look at what war is like for soldiers who are, “knock-kneed, coughing like hags” (line 2) which shows visual and auditory imagery. The line continues with “we cursed through sludge” (line 2) with both auditory and kinesthetic imagery and ends with the soldiers “ limp[ing] on, blood-shod. All went lame, all blind” (line 6).
With the insight it may also help give the reader more to think on about the story and the concerns within the story. For the reasons that it is thi... ... middle of paper ... ...and wounds soldiers but murdering their spirits. War hurts families and ruins lives. Both stories showed how boys became in terrible situations dealing with war. Both stories were insightful about the harsh reality of war.
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.
It makes us question on how we should act and how this affects our lives. Should we care more and sympathise about those that are dying, those that are innocent and suffering? This poem was very successful in making me re think about my emotions towards the was and it definitely made me look at the war photographer in a better light as they put their lives at risk to keep us posted on what’s happening overseas. This was cleverly written and Duffy’s emotions really showed about how she is disappointed and frustrated on how we look at war and death.
I Regeneration we learn of these experiences from those who were there but learn them in such a way that we are allowed to understand the real and devastating effects they can have on individuals. Barker manages to provoke the vivid and agonising pain of the First World War through her characters and portrayals of how their lives and they themselves have come to change as people as a result of their involvement in the war. This is seen most clearly in patients such as Sassoon, Burns and Prior as well as Dr. Rivers. Through these characters she challenges the assumptions about the relationship between doctors and their patients - some patients describe Rivers as a father figure, between men and women - Prior finds comfort in a woman who learns nothing about his devastating experiences, and yet there are sub... ... middle of paper ... ...become a rickety sack of skin and bones. There is an episode in Regeneration of his suicide attempt and we learn more about Burns trough his actions rather than his words and emotions.
These images, according to Sontag, are “photography as shock” (Sontag, 140) and are engineered to elicit an emotional response from the audience. These shocking images are able to “show how war evacuates, shatters, breaks apart, levels the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ndividual subject in the image, and perhaps by putting themselves in their shoes, deepen their understanding of their own autonomy. Once one is able to find the application to themselves, they have successfully filtered the subjectivity of the photographer, and established their own subjectivity towards the image. Works Cited Corder, Joe. “Aching For a Self”.
On the other hand, we had poets like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, and the German novelist, Erich Maria Remarque, who became famous for their cynical and even bitter approach to war. Their dark vision was shaped by first-hand experience of some of the most terrible battles ever fought. While reading these works nearly one hundred years later, it may seem like the poets who spoke of the horrors of the war had the most accurate perception, but that would not have been so clear in the early stage of the war, and the writers who expressed the idealistic view of war were undoubtedly sincere. Today, we can appreciate both outlooks. During this era, idealistic literature often served as a form of propaganda, used to glorify aspects of war, gain support for the war, and to recruit young soldiers.
People would not normally be doing this and so it makes the reader link disease-like behaviour with war. Louis Simpson's technique in The Battle is fascinating as he uses repetition, onomatopoeia, tempo and colours to produce an "anti-war" description. The three poems are similar as they are all about the negative aspects of war, but they differ in terms of