Dulce et Decorum Est

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  • Who's For The Game By Jessie Pope Analysis

    War has been in the world since the start of humans. Many people encourage it while other don’t. In the poem Who's for the Game? By Jessie Pope, and the poem Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen both of them are about war. Jessie Pope's poem was written first then Owens followed. The two poems are different in the way of views of war. Pope, talks how you cannot get hurt and that you should go for your country, while Owen's is a poem from what war actually is not what the people think it is.…

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  • A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah: An Analysis

    Gunshots roaring, the world covered by blood and death, all alone. Wondering if loved ones are still alive, in starvation, or being tortured. Wondering if the same fate will befall the frail adolescent body of yours. Imagine being drafted for the military at the age of thirteen and going off to war. This is an unfortunate reality for many children in certain countries. Child soldiering has become a way of war. This horrendous practice of exploiting children is caused by the need to economically…

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  • Alliteration In Suicide In The Trenches

    Siegfried Sassoon shows the progression of a soldiers life in the trenches and the depression that follows, leading to his death through the text ‘’Suicide in the Trenches’’. Sassoon who is an ex-soldier presents his own views and knowledge as he retells the story of a naïve boy who through the futility and horror of war leads him to take his own life. The composer uses a contrasting and development of stanzas to show the change of character the soldier experiences. Sassoon creates an image of…

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  • Beauty In Horror In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    Tim O'Brien’s novel, The Things They Carried, eloquently (NR) demonstrates the theme of ‘beauty in horror’. The novel emphasizes this theme through the underlying foil between beauty and atrocities that are not uncommon in war stories. O'Brien focuses on the imagery of these events as well as the tone to illustrate the difficulties that soldiers are exposed to and how they have been conditioned to their situation to no longer see the horror in these horrific events rather start seeing them as…

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  • War Poet And War Poetry In Dylan Thomas And George Barker's Poetry

    The war poet and war poetry in general were terms used firstly within context of the World War I.. From the beginning of the war times, poetry was written mostly by civilians, not by poets. Such poetry had no established identity. It was later, between 1914 and 1918 when this type of poetry acquired notion of genre, and so-called soldier-poets became a species. Enormous increase in writing poetry related to the war occurred. War poetry became very realistic, describing situation as it was…

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  • War And Violence In A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah

    The job of the memoirist is to choose a purpose and decide which details to include in the writing that best convey that purpose. Ishmael Beah’s purpose for writing A Long Way Gone was to dispel the notion that war and violence are romantic. In his vivid testament as a former child soldier, Beah examines how war erodes consideration and thoughtfulness for others. He examines a loss of innocence that hopefully the reader won’t have to experience. He describes a world in which adults pray on the…

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  • The Kite-Runner: Memoir Project

    The Kite-Runner – Memoir Project – Written Portion JOURNAL PROMPT NO. 1 What are your opinions on war? War is an indicator of failure. On a personal level, it’s a sign of people not being able to express rage, deception, sorrow or disillusionment in a constructive way. It also can be a means to take advantage of a situation, like with war over petrol, over a territory, over a spice trade, over mineral resources, over the supremacy on an indigenous people, and on and on. I link war to a kind of…

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  • Dark Humor In Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter

    Dictionary.com defines dark humor as “a form of humor that regards human suffering as absurd rather than pitiable, or that considers human existence as ironic and pointless but somehow comic.” In Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, this concept of dark humor is used throughout to convey the actuality of war. By examining all aspects of war, Vonnegut approaches the cruelty of war from a variety of different perspectives in order to craft one, unified thesis about the meaning of war. Kurt…

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  • The Red Badge Of Courage Theme Analysis

    War has many different concepts and ideas. The Red Badge of Courage seems to express most of these themes of war. The difficulties of war, the toll war takes on soldiers, rigorous battles, and a triumph of an army are only some of the themes in Stephen Crane’s novel. All these themes make it feel so diverse and interesting. Yet, it does not go in depth on the emotions of the soldiers, which is very important. A soldier’s psychological state greatly affects their performance on the field. If a…

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  • The Futility Of War Poetry By Siegfried Sassoon

    The First World War influenced a drastic, revolutionary changes in the poetry of the twentieth century. This transformation is evident from the works of popular war poets, like Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, among others, that the self-satisfied poetry of the recent past needed to be broken and they could not simply write poetry celebrating nature. War poetry captures the physical and emotional, brutal reality of the war, the pain, madness, and degradation of human kind. The…

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