Safety By Rupert Brooke Analysis

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All of the poems assigned for us to read in the War Poets section can all be addressed as poems written during the time of the war. But what these poems mainly have in common is the author’s ability to transfer their thoughts onto script and allowing readers to have many different insights on what the poet is trying to tell us. Out of all the poems we have been assigned to read this year, this section of poems were written by authors that did the best job doing so. And because of their ability to do that I found these poems to be very interesting to read.
As you read “Safety” by Rupert Brooke, it becomes very clear that this poem tends to see the war as a terrible thing that shouldn’t have happened. Looking at the first line though it can be inferred that this poem would be about seeing the war as a benefit to us but that
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To say that they have found safety in undying things means that they have or will experience death and destruction and the result of those things have made them feel unsafe in their homes. “We have gained a peace unshaken by pain for ever”
The war obviously caused a lot of harm that can not be undone. So what this line means is that these people have learned to live their lives knowing that the war did indeed happen but there is nothing they can do to change it now. They have lost many people and that’s why the pain is forever but they themselves are still alive so they have been able to find peace in remembering that.
Just like in “Safety”, “Anthem for Doomed Youth” sees the war in a bad way. Wilfred Owen portrayed the war in a more dark and demented way than Rupert Brooke did in either of his poems. This poem seemed to portray more of an angry tone rather than sad or drained. “What passing -bells for those who die as cattle ? -Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid

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