Drummer Hodge

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  • Drummer Hodge' by Thomas Hardy

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    Drummer Hodge' by Thomas Hardy Drummers were usually the very youngest of soldiers and were considered to be too young to fight. This instantly sets a very sombre tone as the reader realises the soldier was very young when he died. The word 'Hodge' is used to describe him and was once used as a derogatory term for a farm labourer however Hardy means no disrespect as he has openly showed his admiration for countrymen. This term is merely one of many techniques used to emphasis how foreign

  • Thomas Hardy’s Drummer Hodge

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    Thomas Hardy’s “Drummer Hodge’ is a poem that laments on the horrors of war. It particularly focuses on the personal tragedy of a young innocent boy from Hardy’s Wessex. This is however effective due to the fact that it makes the character win over more sympathy from us readers as we are able to acknowledge to a greater extent, the tragedy of this individual. The first verse tells us that the “Drummer Hodge” was thrown into a grave uncoffined which shows the lack of acknowledgement for his

  • Attitudes to War in Dulce et Decorum est and Drummer Hodge.

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    Attitudes to War in Dulce et Decorum est and Drummer Hodge. Life wasn't easy for soldiers in the war as Wilfred Owen and Thomas Hardy express strongly in their legendary poems 'Dulce et Decorum est' and 'Drummer Hodge'. Peter Porter writes about the situation people may find themselves in when in, his poem 'Your Attention Please', he describes an announcement concerning a nuclear Rocket Strike. Wilfred Owen died at the age of 25 and was killed seven days before the end of World War 1.

  • The Portrayal of War in the Poems, The Cry of South Africa and Drummer Hodge

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    traumatic effect on him. He remained preoccupied with his first wife's death and tried to overcome his sorrow by writing poetry, he dictated his final poem to his first wife on his deathbed. Drummer Hodge written in 1902 by Thomas Hardy was originally published under the title “The Dead Drummer”. The boy drummer Hodge was from Hardy’s town, Wessex in England. With the outbreak of war in the world it gave Hardy the material needed to inspire himself from a lacklustre frame of mind. With the death of the

  • A Comparison of November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred T

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    November, 1806 (Wordsworth) to the Men of Kent (Wordsworth), Drummer Hodge (Hardy), and The Charge of the Light Brigade (Lord Alfred Tennyson) The themes in November, 1806; To the men of Kent; The Charge of the Light Brigade; and Drummer Hodge are all war-based. They all contain the themes of death, war and some sense of victory in that in both of Wordsworth's poems, it is directly about the victory in a battle. In Drummer Hodge, it is that his family shall never forget him. In The Charge

  • Compare and contrast the poet's attitudes to and experiences of war in

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    Compare and contrast the poet's attitudes to and experiences of war in Drummer Hodge and The soldier - How does the poet's use of language effect the readers' perception of war? Drummer Hodge is written about the Boer war (around 1899 - 1902), which was a war between the British and the Boers. The feature of the poem is a Wessex drummer boy who was killed in this war. The poem starts with the end of the boy's life as his body is disposed of practically, with no dignity, this gives the

  • The Tradition Of War Poetry

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    The Tradition Of War Poetry By comparing and contrasting a selection of war poems consider the ways in which attitudes to war have been explored and expressed. When considering poetry written post 1900 concentrate on a selection of poems written by Wilfred Owen. Humans have turned to poetry in many different instances as a way of expressing them selves, using the best combination of words, in the best order to express exactly how they are feeling at that moment. Poetry is one of the most

  • Charlotte Mew

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    Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) was a Victorian lesbian poet who, born in London, was neither formally educated, nor was she particularly literary. In spite of this, she wrote elegiac, passionate poetry, her best deemed to be the form of dramatic monologues, and her melancholy tone may be the result of the tragedies she went through from a young age. She lost most of her siblings, three out of four brothers, who died unfortunately in childhood. Henry, her older brother, “began to show signs of mental breakdown”

  • A Portrait Of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech

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    the band he wrote many compositions that often went into the band's book of music. Then in 1942 Duke hired one of the best tenor saxophonists ever and let him play the first tenor sax solo ever arranged by Duke Ellington. In 1951 Saxophonist Johnny Hodges, trombonist Lawrence Brown, and Sonny Greer left the band together and formed their own band but then in 1955 Sonny Greer returned to the band and stayed with Duke until his death in 1970. And then by the 1950's the Ellington band was carrying on

  • Imperialism In South Africa Essay

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    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries South Africa was plagued by war. Conflicts arose between the Dutch settlers, known as the Boers and the British, in an attempt to carry out Kipling’s “White mans burden”, which gave way to two wars, known as the Anglo-Boer Wars. Major conflict was caused by the British presence and quest for imperialism and the Boer’s strive for independence. The Dutch were the first known to settle in South Africa, landing in the Cape in 1652. The goal