Dulce et Decorum Est

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  • Refugee Blues, And Refugee Blues By W. H. Auden

    The piece is very tragic, many personifications is used involving children this emphasizing the dread and fear for the refugees, and how soon they will have almost no freedom. The lament "Refugee Blues," was written by W.H. Auden in 1939, in the beginning of World War Two. The word “Refugee” in the title means a person who has to run away from his or her country, due to be treated badly. The word "blues" refers to slow and sad songs that were first sung by African slaves. Each stanza has…

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  • Summary Of The Red Badge Of Courage By Stephen Crane

    Name: Derwin Book Title: The Red Badge of Courage Author: Stephen Crane Major Characters with a brief description (add more bullets as necessary): • Name: Henry Fleming • Description: Beginning: o Fantasizer o Young o Vain o Self-centered o Wild End: o Emotional o Tough o Courage o Mature • Name: Jim Conklin • Description: o Strong o Self-reliant o Follower o Quiet o Gets the job done • Name: Wilson • Description: Beginning: o Loud o Arrogant o Young End: o Generous o Caring o Mature…

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  • Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address Figurative Language Analysis

    Lincoln uses a large amount of figurative language, employing imagery, metaphors, and personification, to reinforce his points. When Lincoln says, “... and the war came” (line 27), he personifies the war by saying it is approaching the Union and the Confederacy. In line 46, Lincoln uses a metaphor when he says, “It may seem strange that any men should dare ask a just God’s assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces,” comparing earning a living to getting paid to kill…

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  • The Things They Carried Figurative Language Analysis

    At first glance, The Things They Carried seems like a collection of one man's war stories. But this novel is full of so much more, it talks about love, loss, and recovery. The author, Tim O'Brien, being a veteran of the war himself, used his writing as a way to cope with the trauma he experienced. O'Brien connects these themes though the use of conceit. Conceit is the likening of two very opposite things through figurative language in stories. for example, love and war are completely different,…

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  • Symbols Of War In 'The Morally Injured'

    The Curses of War There are many intimations and reasons as to why war is a curse some of those are found in “The Morally Injured” by Tyler Boudreau, “A Separate Peace” by John Knowles and the Odyssey by Homer. For example, war is a curse because it haunts soldiers with painful experiences. This is seen in “The Morally Injured” by Tyler Boudreau when he says “Since the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, there’s been...“invisible wounds of war…Thousands of veterans…in a state of mental collapse……

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  • Siegfried Sassoon's The Charge Of The Light-Brigade

    In the early 19th century as World War One was declared Henry Newbolt was recruited by the head of Britain's War Propaganda Bureau to help shape and maintain public opinion in favour of the war effort. Shortly after ‘Vitai Lampada’ was published. The poem are is the belief that regardless of the situation the ‘Caption’ is to be obayed at all times, and the reward of ‘his Captain’s hand on his shoulder smote’ is enough to embarke upon the war. The use of ‘smote’ an old fashioned word along with…

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  • When The Wind Blows

    When the wind blows Raymond Briggs uses a variety of techniques to illuminate the themes in his graphic novel When the wind blows. Briggs uses different techniques like characterisation, point of view, and contrast. The themes throughout the novel to show the devastation of the nuclear war. In the novel Briggs uses the characterisation of protagonist James and Hilda to represent how ordinary people have blind trust in the government. The author also shows glorification of war by using different…

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  • Similarities Between 'The Shoe-Horn Sonata And Gallipoli'

    The distinctively visual qualities allow composers to effectively explore significant aspects of life and give responders an insight into human suffering and strength. John Misto successfully conveys this notion thoroughly in his play ‘The Shoe-Horn Sonata’ that demonstrates an emotional and physical response from its audience. Through the experiences of the main characters, Bridie and Sheila, Misto creates vivid and distinctive images of the suffering they endured and the strength they had to…

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  • Bruce Dawe Speech

    Good morning/ Good afternoon. Today i will be taking about how war is represented in Home-Coming and what my response is to it. Home-Coming is written by Australian poet Bruce Dawe in 1968 who is also considered by some as one of the most influential poets of all time. Dawe was born on 15 February 1930 in Victoria. in 1959 Dawe joined the Royal Australian Air Force as a Trainee telegraphist and was later became an education assistant and was transferred to Malaysia. I choose this poem because it…

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  • Iraq Anniversary Poem Analysis

    The article "Iraq Anniversary: How Poetry Played a Part in the War in Iraq" is an article is about the war in Iraq and the impact which was brought about by poetry. The poems in this articles display different features of style,this author mentions John, a platoon commander, who narrates the journey of poetry in war through his contribution and also the contribution of others. After war John acquires a masters in poetry and becomes a pioneer of war poetry through consulting his friends on war…

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