War Poems Essays

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The Theme Of War And War Poems

This poem explores the theme of war in the sense that war is good and some thing to be proud of.This poem expresses a lot of anger towards the war and explores the theme of war in a lot of detail.Also the title of the poem is really ironic because you are telling people that it is sweet to die for your country even through the poem is about how cruel and horrible war is.Some poets express anger and sadness while others express happiness and portray that war is good and dyeing for your country is good I think the theme of war is stronger in some poems than others but overall the theme his been portrayed in lots of different ways .The poet explores the theme of war in the sense of upset and death war in this person eyes is not good.

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Poems written during World War One

The middle war poem is about a soldier who can not cope anymore with the war situation; this is contrary to my other chosen poems as the post war poem is posing the rhetorical question – What is war for?Through the aide of the poem Sassoon is very negative about the war and he expresses his view of the war using simple words but with strong meanings.The poem demonstrates how Rupert Brooke viewed the war consequently portraying his complete acceptance of death, from the beginning of the poem.From looking at my reviews of Sassoon’s poetry during the war – Suicide in the Trenches, and after the war – Does It Matter?The concept could be hard to understand in the very typical present day, but in history before the war and during the war it wa...

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Dulce et decorum est and Who’s for the game

The rhythm of Pope’s poem is talking about war as a game and the word ‘who’ is written on the starting of each line.I talked about all of the different poetic techniques that were used and also pointed out the main variations Obviously the main difference was the one poem denigrates war and the other glorifies war.The theme of Jessie Pope’s poem is the glorification of war.Owen’s poem talks about the vile images of war.Every single stanza of Jessie Pope’s poem talks about war being fun, and something to enjoy.

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How did poets in the early stages of World War 1 seek to glorify war Essay

The poems depicted horrific images of war and mocked people who had previously glorified war.Rhetorical questions were used in many war poems and ‘Who’s the Game?’ uses rhetorical questions almost all the way through as mentioned earlier rhetorical questions are used to interact with the reader and help the reader connect and relate with the contents of the text in turn the writer will persuade the reader to share the same view point.In the early stages of war, poet’s attitudes towards war were positive; many thought the results of war would outweigh the suffering that would occur during.‘Who’s for the Game?’ uses hyperbole to exaggerate and a continuous metaphor of war a game to glorify war and represent it as fun and it exaggerates the...

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In times of war one of the casualties is truth Essay

All of the poems have strong description of war and create powerful images, whether they are good or bad.Asquith, not being a solider himself, but a politician didn’t really understand what it would be like to experience war but it was his duty to persuade people to sign up and therefore this influenced his poem.“The Volunteer” is a reflection of my down side of war, as I don’t think people should be encouraged to go to war, although I do understand that people have to fight for their country.The poem ‘The Volunteer’ was written by a man called Herbert Asquith who was a politician and his aim was to get people to sign up and volunteer them selves to go to war, so his poem gives off a positive view of war.Owens’ experiences on the front l...

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War Poetry

Also it talks about in the poem how before joining the war he was looked up to but now is looked at as nothing but a cripple.Throughout the early years of war the poem is Cleary viewed as if it were written for war (pro-war), seeking for men to join the army and persuading them its their duty.Although war means something of good use there is nothing to love about it, nor be loved by while fighting for the war.On the contrary it uses long gory words to describe how desperate, scared, longing, to go home the men were whilst fighting in the war, ” legless, sown, short at elbow” ,” blood smear down his leg”, ” loosing your legs”, ” loosing your sight” were only a few of the many bad disadvantages that war had.This poem looks at different kin...

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A Comparison of The Poems ”Glory of Women” and ”My Sweet old Etcetera”

While the poem ‘My sweet old etcetera’ has got a lot more hidden meaning and involves a bit of knowledge on war, the ‘Glory of women’ is a much more shallow poem and has an easy-to-grasp touch in it.The authors have mentioned in their poems the type of things that the people who are not directly involved in the war do and also compared it with actually fighting in a war.As obvious as it is that both the authors condemn war and especially the attitude of the (mentioned) audience towards war, the means of doing this differs.This comparison suggests that the poems are meant for the hearing of those people who does not no the reality of war, and obviously those people will be the people who are not involved in war directly.During the time of...

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” The Field-Mouse”, “War Photographer” and “Thistles”

The poem “War Photographer” describing the thoughts of the war photographer.The poems “War Photographer” and “Field-Mouse” shows people attitudes for the war in general.The Author is trying to explain for all people that if the war is not in your country, it does not mean that here is no war at all.In this poem the author the comparing her peaceful life in Welsh countryside and horrible war in Bosnia, which is not in the other side of the world, it is in Europe, not so far from developed European countries.In ‘Thistles” conflict is between men and thistles, In “War Photographer” conflict is between majority of people who don’t care about the war and some people who try to explain how important is this problem.

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The Drum, The Two Mothers and Dulce et Decorum est

Before I read Owens poem I believed that it was a good thing, men going to fight for their country but after reading Owen’s poem my whole opinion of war was changed dramatically; now I believe that war is horrific and going to fight for country is stupid although some people see refusing to fight as cowardly.War poems have been recited from the earliest recorded times and the theme of war has had a deep influence on many poets from these times.My final poem is “Dulce et Decorum est,” an anti war poem written by a very famous poet called Wilfred Owen.My second poem is a pro war poem called “The Two Mothers,” written by Matilda Betham-Edwards.However such poets as Owen and Sassoon came along and expressed the idea that war was wrong and se...

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“The Drum”, “The Two Mothers” and “Dulce et Decorum est”

For example Jessie Pope was one of these poets who believed in the romantic image of war that it was honourable to die for your country but Wilfred Owen believes that going to fight a war is wrong.Out of the three poems I have studied “The Drum” and “Dulce et Decorum est” could be described as anti-war poems as they are very critical of war and the poem “The Two Mothers could b described as a pro war poem as it tries to pressurise men into joining the army.My final poem is “Dulce et Decorum est,” an anti war poem written by a very famous poet called Wilfred Owen.From this poem you can see very clearly that it is a pro war poem as it quite purposely tries to put pressure on men to join the army.My second poem is a pro war poem called “The...

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English Poetry Coursework

The poem consists of four stanzas, so it is a shorter poem than ‘The Send-Off’, and the poem rhymes all the way.But she keeps hope that she will find him, unlike the other two poems this poem is not actually touching the ‘war’ part.What she means by these four lines is that she used to go with her loved one in the woods for a nice walk but as soon as he went to the war she has lost hope that they will ever go together to the woods because she thinks he is going to die in the war.It is about how the season of spring was in the war.The poem consists of eight stanzas and most of the poem rhymes.

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The poets of Happy is England Now in the anthology Up the Line to Death present World War I Essay

This perhaps mirrors the consistent nature of the message; it is regular to go to war and is something which is the norm and as a result, reinforces the poem’s pro-war stance.Another way war is presented in the poems is using the ideas of religious imagery and the subject of purity.In contrast, “Men..” does not mention England at all; it is a more general poem about war, which perhaps makes it more ambiguous and shows that unlike the other poems, there is no positivity towards the war.Therefore, Gardner is able to make sure that the reader is not lulled into a false sense of thinking positively about the war; he wants to make sure the soldiers are remembered in the anthology, which after all, in the words of Gardner is a “tribute” to tho...

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From Patriotism to Realism

In short: the war in Iraq can be seen as a useless war.But before the war, it wasn't strange to think that the war would last only a few months.The patriotic ideas Brooke wrote in 'Peace', never were as extreme as in poems of other war poets who supported the war.It seems hard to imagine that before the war, lots of soldiers and civilians on both sides, supported the war.Brooke's poems, and especially the poem `Peace', make readers curious on how his post-war poetry would have been like if he had survived the war.

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The Charge Of The Light Brigade and Dulce Et Decorum Est

The poem brands war as a great honour- honour the light brigade.This essay is about two war poems.So Alfred Tennyson’s poem was about war.This war was fought on many fronts; this poem focuses on the trenches.The realities of war in this poem are very obvious.

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Jessie Pope Essay

Pope was ridiculed for doing this, but if she did write the actual reality of war, no one would really want to join, therefore the aim of the poem would not be fulfilled and the British army would have no chance of wining in the war.Jessie Pope continues to base the poem on a game by stating: ‘Who’ll grip and tackle the job unafraid?’ This shows that Pope’s outlook on the war was it was not for cowards but men who will fight for their country and protect their families in every way they can.The poems she did write were positive propaganda poems for the war; her objective was to stimulate patriotism in the readers so that the men would join the forces.Stanza one begins again by referring to the war as a ‘game’ for the above reason and als...

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An analysis of Wilfred Edward Owen’s literature

The poem describes a cynical way of war and illustrates the emotional challenges and the thoughts the soldiers have to go through once their service is over.The title makes it very clear that the poem talks about the waste of the lives of countless young men in the First World War.The poem highlights the value of soldiers’ hard work and sacrifice and also their dedication towards the war, yet they are not given proper respect.The poem is a satirical attack on the war generals who do not risk their own lives by sending young soldiers to fight in the war and die... Sassoon begins the poem with a rhetorical question which imparts a satirical tone to the poem with an argumentative proposal – If it really does matter, then people must do som...

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The Different Attitudes Towards War That You Have Studied in the Martin Anthology

I would most probably believe poems written by Owen and others who actually experienced war.In this case, however, Brooke is persuading the young men to go to war by saying that if you go to war, you will experience inner peace, because you will feel you have a purpose in life.Owen’s and West’s poems are much more believable than Pope’s and Brooke’s because they actually experienced the war so their poems should be more reliable, as opposed to Pope and Brooke who didn’t really have a clue what war was like, and wrote to persuade young men to join up.Many people have written poetry on war – some advertising war as a good thing, and others recalling their harrowing experiences.‘Peace’ was an effective poem when it was written because Brook...

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The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy

He talks of how in a war, people are killed, and lives are destroyed without much thought, due to it being the purpose of why these young men are there, but all these people in the war are alike, as the poet talks again of how they could have been good friends, in different circumstances.Both these poem are the same to the extent that they are about the affects of war, and are Cleary against war.But as the poem progresses, and the reader becomes more familiar with the meaning of the poem, it may become apparent to them that the person Owen means, is those who advocate war, and uses such blind patriotic slogans such as this.Many soldiers come away from war situations mentally and physically scared, and find it hard to go back to a normal ...

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“The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy and “Dulce et Decorum est.” by Wilfred Owen

He talks of how in a war, people are killed, and lives are destroyed without much thought, due to it being the purpose of why these young men are there, but all these people in the war are alike, as the poet talks again of how they could have been good friends, in different circumstances.This adds to the meaning of the poem, how war has so many lasting affects, how the soldiers are cursed with their days in the war, even when it is over.I feel this poem is more personal to its audience and through the language he uses, the audience are able to paint a better visual picture of the scenes of war in the poem.Both these poem are the same to the extent that they are about the affects of war, and are Cleary against war.Many soldiers come away ...

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War Poets Research Paper Essay

In his poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est,” he describes his account of war.Sassoon’s poems do not contain as much of an angry tone as Owen does in his but Sassoon does portray war as being totally negative with nothing good to say about it.Owen and Sassoon are very similar in that neither one of them are war friendly, they had tragedies that made them feel this way, and wrote poems of how they despised World War I. .The motivation for him to write poems in such grueling detail of the war really shows his true feelings towards it.With a subject like this it was obvious that he was not a fan of the war and it shows in many of his poems.

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Studied First world War poems from “War Poems” by C. Martin

This poem shows that his attitude is definitely for the war .There were many different attitudes to the Great War all through it.Wilfred Owen is one of the most well known poets from the First World War, he wrote a poem called “Anthem for Doomed Youth”.In 1914 England declared war on Germany, at the time Lord Kitchener was made Minister of War.One poem called “Fall In” by Harold Begbie is about what you will “lack” from not being in the war.

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How the World War 1 Poets Challenged the Way Society Regarded War

But as the war dragged on and more eyewitnesses began to write home and tell of their horrific experiences in the trenches, the true picture of war became clear.Is similar to other war poems of that era in the fact that it does contain an element of the truth, “who would much rather come back with a crutch”, but this truth does not display the true picture of war to any extent.War and the idea of war had, throughout history, been associated with honour and heroism.War continued to be glorified until World War 1 was set into motion.Before World War 1, war poetry had reflected the opinion that all soldiers were to be honoured as heroes, regardless of the role that they played during the war.

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Compare and contrast the two poems, focusing on how the poets use Essay

Both poems are war poems of two different periods in history.Tennyson believes that enduring on war is 'Noble' and an 'Honour'.is based on his experience in the First World War.language and imagery to represent war.Owen has shown war as being gruesome.

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Owen’s presentation of war and soldiers in ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ and ‘Disabled’ Essay

I can admire aspects of Brooke’s poem after reading Owens as Brooke was an idealistic even romantic man and he was obsessed with war and also Brooke was a patriot and I admire him as he was not hesitant to sign for the army and these character points are reflected in his poem.Many also joined the army because they thought the war would be an adventure and because war was being glorified and made into an exciting game at that time.Brooke was however na�ve and inexperienced so he really didn’t know fully about war and this too is reflected in his poem.In the poem Dulce et Decorum Est Owen provides the reader with a realistic presentation of the war in the trenches and the soldiers fighting in the war.These ideas were reflected in many ea...

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Fall In by Harold Begbie and Who’s for the game by Jesse Pope

This poem uses rhetorical questions in the second verse, these question the need for war.This poem starts on one specific event but ends talking generally about the war.The second verse is when the man as young children who “Clamour to learn the part you took in the war that kept men free” This verse again implies that you will be ashamed if you do not fight in the war.Most of the poem builds war up to be a game but there is also lines saying that if you didn’t go you would be a coward.In this way these poems are similar, both poems also are very structured and do not exceed the scheme of the poem.

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The First World War changed the way people thought about war and patriotism

The last poem, the Fury of Aerial Bombardment, by Richard Eberhart also shows war as bleak and vicious.Before people knew any better they considered war a good thing, something God approved of and was an active fighter in, but as time went on and people realised the loss and destruction caused by war, people began to look on it less fondly.There is a reference in the poem to Cain, which suggests that aerial bombardment, and a war fought in this manner resembles a mass murder.Now that people have realised the loss involved with war, poetry is generally anti war and emphasizes brutality, showing war as a last resort with little honour and glory, and showing pacifism as a respectable position.Therefore poetry written before the world war di...

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How the concepts of glory and death in conflict have been dealt with by the poets of the 19th and 20th centuries

He does this better than many war poets who were involves in a particular war or conflict.” As this was written in 1917, He does this to reassure the people at home that this war was, infact just because at this late stage of the war people were beginning to lose faith in their men.These five poems focus on four different conflicts- the Crimean War, the Anglo-Boer War, the First World War and the conflict in Northern Ireland.He also adds a vast amount of religious reference, “for Christ Arisen”, “a land is sanctified” and “Our cross with England’s mingle” This brings into light his idealism and superficial attitude on war and the justification of war.I also think that the two poems, which show war in a more realistic light, are more trut...

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Comparing Two War Poems By Wilfred Owen and Maurice Hewlett

Before going to war Owen was lead to believe that war was glamorous and right, after experiencing it he wrote this poem showing people what life was really like in the trenches.By doing this he finishes and starts the poem almost sarcastically and then very cleverly puts his strong views of war across.Quick, boys!” This is a climax to the whole poem, showing the terrible result of war.This is a horrible thing to happen to anyone and it makes the reader consider war in a different light and also pity the poor man who was killed and many other who died for the country in war and also those who watched their fellow soldiers die.This is a devastating poem written by a man who first wet to war with a heroic vision in his head, just like the o...

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War Poetry Essay

Letter XV’ by Bruce Beaver are famous Australian poems about war.Obviously I agree with the message in all these poems, or I wouldn’t have chosen the theme of war / anti-war poetry.faces grimly gay’ to describe the men, indicating that they seem happy but they shouldn’t, since they are going to war.These techniques are used to give life to the poems, to portray the thoughts of the poet and to make the poems interesting.The purpose of the poems is to convey the poets’ own beliefs against war, for example Wilfred Owen was an avid anti-war activist, despite – or maybe because of – the fact that he fought in WW1.

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How Have Poets’ Attitudes to War Changes From Tennyson to Owen?

Siegfried Sassoon wrote war poetry because he had first hand experience of the horrors of war.These poets weren’t liked by other past war soldier poets because they didn’t show the reality of war and they wrote poets from the safety of their own homes instead of actually going to war.Owens aim in writing this was to tell people who had been persuaded to fight in the war that war wasn’t a ‘game’ and that there was loads of unseen horrors.This really makes the readers question who is right about war Jesse, the writer who has never experienced war, or Owen who was a soldier in the World War.Now modern poets and poets from around the world war believe that war is a bad thing.

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