British World War I poets

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  • John Milton's Poem: An Analysis Of Closure In Lycidas

    In line 165, "Weep no more, woeful shepherds, weep no more," each part starts with the same "w" sound (2. 165). Creating a beautiful soft cadence, these sounds contrast the harsh rhythms of the beginning. For example, in the poem's first stanza, Milton writes "I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude/And with forced fingers rude" (2. 3-4). Compared to the w's, this line uses hard consonants that pack a punch when said. This is intended to scare readers with the idea of looming mortality. On the other hand, the delicate whispering effect in line 165 is comforting. Milton is now trying to console readers, showing them there is a time when the fear will dissipate and the healing will start. Moreover, because alliteration makes phrases more appealing to the ears, the lines are easier to remember. The repetition of "weep no more," not only in the same line, but once again in lines 182-183, "Now, Lycidas, the shepherds weep no more;/Henceforth thou art the genius of the shore" further drives this phrase…

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  • The Last Laugh By Wilfred Owen Essay

    Between the years of 1914 to 1918, approaching 1 million British soldiers gave up their lives fighting for King and country ( Wilfred Owens, one of the greater known first world war poets, was one of these. He died at the age of twenty-five, only a week away from armistice, leaving behind approaching 100 poems. Despite his early death, Owen’s poetry has immortalized him, passing to future generations both his experience and sentiments regarding the first world war. Like many at…

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  • Walt Whitman's O Captain ! My Captain

    -Lincoln's followers- obtaining their sought out prize-winning the civil war- but after getting what they want the captain dies-Lincoln gets assassinated- on their way back to safety. The author used alliteration to create rhythm in the poem and also to create lots of emotion like sorrow when it says "But O heart! heart! heart!" because the crew mate is expressing his pain…

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  • World War 1 Trench Warfare

    Princip. This is what started it all—the Great War, the War of the Nations, the end of all wars—World War I. Due to the assassination of Ferdinand, a chain reaction of war declarations spread throughout Europe. This war lasted four years and was fought on every ocean and on almost every continent. World War I changed the future of wars forever with the first use of more advanced equipment, the first and last use of trench warfare, and the transformation of the United Stated into the largest…

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  • Anti-War Poem In Wilfred Owen's Dulce Et Decorum Est

    Wilfred Owen’s, “Dulce Et Decorum Est,” is arguably the greatest anti-war poem. It was composed near the end of the First World War by Owen who had actually experienced the horrors of the trenches. Owen gives readers the reality behind the wartime recruiting phrases, “it is sweet and fitting to die for your country,” as he records a friend’s death during a gas attack. This is a First World War poem, the poem that most brilliantly, most accurately, most informatively sums up the horrors, the…

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  • Idealism Dbq Analysis

    in Indianapolis in September 1896, he states, “We cannot fly from our world duties; it is ours to execute the purpose of a fate that has driven us to be greater than our small intentions. We cannot retreat from any soil where Providence has unfurled our banner; it is ours to save the soil for liberty and civilization” (Document B). In other words, he explains the new aspect of idealism in dealing with foreign affairs, mentioning that we spread democracy and capitalism while imperializing, which…

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  • Harry Patch Poem Analysis

    War is something that is usually not related to poetry because it is viewed in a negative light. However, war could be considered poetry in motion. Every moment in battle is unique in its own way. When a poet writes about a war-related occurrence, it becomes a beautiful piece of art. The two poems discussed are “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and “Harry Patch (In Memory of)” by the rock band Radiohead. These two poems have one common theme -- war. Wilfred Owen’s poem “Dulce et…

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  • Analysis Of Dulce Et Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen

    Many people experienced hardship and strife during the First World War. Some countries entered the war on account of the assassination of Duke Franz Ferdinand. Others, entered the war because of who they were allies with. Great Britain and France were among these allies. The author of the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est,” Wilfred Owen, was a British war poet. He was wounded in 1917. According to, it was at this time Owen wrote many of his most important poems, including "Anthem for Doomed…

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  • How Did World War 1 Contribute To The Russian Revolution

    “To what extent did World War 1 contribute to the Russian Revolution?” In 1914 the ‘Great War’ began, there were many nations who were involved in the conflict, such as Germany, England, Ottoman Empire, and the most backwards country out of them, Russia. During World War 1, most of the countries involved were democratic and their people had basic human rights. Russia was two centuries behind the rest of the world because of its absolute monarchy who refused to make concessions for the…

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  • Monarchist Criticism Of Tsar Nicholas II

    they were not concerned as to who was sitting on their throne, but they saw the Russian system as one that was by definition headed by a tyrant who was an oppressor of the people. Due to Nicholas II’s personal qualities, he was thought to be unfit to be the ideal monarch. Podbolotov does call attention to the fact that the objective circumstances of the era that ultimately prevented the Tsar from reigning “autocratically” were not taken into account by conservatives. Yet, Monarchists’ attempts…

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