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  • Different Views Of War
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    Two Views of War Nothing can impact society like war. War can be viewed as noble and just, or cruel and inhuman, as well as everything in between. War can make a man a hero, or it can make him a criminal. War affects everyone in society whether they are fighting in the trenches or waiting at home for a loved one to return. War has been the topic of countless pieces of literature, in the poem "Dulce et Decorum Est", by Wilfred Owen and the poem "To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars", by Richard Lovel...
  • Speaker In Crane's Poem
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    US Clergyman Henry Emerson once said, "The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. ' And I agree with him. What is it about the human race and war anyway? Well, Carl von Clausewitz also said that, 'To secure peace is to prepare for war. ' I also agree with that. War is an ironic subject at times. And war can also be a way of life for some people. Walt Whitman and Stephen Crane's poems have no similarities and they both have different ways in writing about war. In Whitman's p...
  • Our Look At The Authors Of War
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    War has taken lives, broken homes and broken hearts. Since we did not live during the days of war, we use literature to explain to us what it was like. That's exactly what these next six authors did. Now we ll take a look at how these authors helped us to understand war. First there was Rupert Brooke. Brooke died at a young age but left a very memorable poem behind called The Soldier behind. This poem described the romantic outlook on war. Brooke never had a chance to fight in the war since he d...
  • War Stories My Cousins
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    Ogichidagby. Jim Northrup was born in war, WW Two. Listened as the old men told stories of getting gassed in the trenches, WW One. Saw my uncles come back from Guadalcanal, North Africa and the battle of the Bulge. Memorized war stories my cousins told of Korea. Felt the fear in their voices. Finally it was my turn, my brothers too. Joined the marines in the time for the Cuban Missile Crisis Heard the crack of rifles in the rice paddies south of Da Nang. Watched my friends die there then tasted ...
  • Images In Owen And Sassoons Poems
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    In 1914 the press started to publish war poems again. During the Boer War poems had been printed to encourage recruiting or to inform the public about how the war was progressing. A lot of the early poems at the start of the First World War werent very well written. There was a lack of recruitment later on in the war and so recruitment poems started to be printed again. These were to help encourage men to sign up. Many of these poems were successful and more people signed up to fight, with the i...
  • Wilfred Owens Dulce Et Decorum Est
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    It is sweet and meet to die for ones country, better known as Dulce et Decorum Est is a great poem written by war poet Wilfred Owen. It involves a tragic war situation. It is easily understood. The poem also has a very unique sound to it. Wilfred Owen was born on March 18th in 1893. He was the eldest of four children born in Oswestry. He was brought up in the Anglican religion of the Evangelical school. An evangelical man is saved not by the good he does but by faith he has in red emin power of ...
  • War As Crane's Poem
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    In the eyes of many people, war is an unnecessary evil. It is good for nothing but killing and pain. Pain not only for those that died but pain of the friends and family that lost loved ones. E.E. Cummings and Steven Crane speak of war in many of their poems and neither are very warm with their writing in regards to the matter. Crane's works are very clear in the fact that he believes war to be foolish and unproductive. In the poem? Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War is Kind, ? Crane uses sarcasm to e...
  • Soldier And A Patriotic War
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    War has occurred in several occasions throughout history. We " ve had several important wars in the twentieth century, World War I and World War II, and Vietnam. Each and every war has had an effect on those who lived through it, and those who fought in it. Poets write about what effects, and inspires them. If they were soldiers in war they often times have a strong opinion of war. This comes out in their poetry. Seigfried Sassoon, and Rupert Brooke were English poets who both served in World Wa...
  • War Photographer By Carol Ann Duffy
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    Response to War Photographer War Photographer is a poem by Carol Ann Duffy, published in a book called Standing Female Nude in 1985. The purpose is to shock people out of their complacency of war. Duffy has a view the war is filled with pain and that people in peaceful society can't really understand the full impact of war. The audience is whoever is interested in poetry. These days the audience for poetry is limited. Duffy is friends with two noted war photographers, and they inspired her to wr...
  • How To Die And The Conscientious Objector
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    World War One Analy zation As World World One began, many men were drafted to join the war. People around the neighborhood would even encourage you to go and fight for your country. Well, there were many diss allusions of World War One as defined in "All Quiet", and various other poems such as MCMXIV, How To Die, and The Conscientious Objector. People who entered the war had absolutely no idea of what war was like, many wrote poems, and stories to tell of the horrors and sadness of the war. For ...
  • Dulce Et Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen
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    Dulce Et Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen, And The Charge Of The Light Brigade By Lord Alfred Tennyson Since before man could begin to remember, war has been an omnipresent course of action as conflict has been, and still is, wide spread throughout the world. War is seen by some as a grim evil, while others perceive it to be a brave and glorious feat. These conflicting views have been the themes behind many works of literature, especially many works of poetry. In these poems the poets try to convey t...
  • Wilfred Owen Poem
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    Dulce et Decorum est is a poem written about the first world war. Its Wilfred Owens first hand account of World War I, the War that, ultimately, killed him. Wilfred Owen was an anti-war poet. He wrote of the horrible conditions encounter by the young soldier in the trenches. Owen used imagery to portray the horrors of war, he paints a vivid picture with his words. This is especially evident when he writes:" If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,...
  • Killed In The Poem
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    The Man he Killed In the poem "The Man He Killed" by Thomas Hardy a man exposes the senselessness of war. He who has killed an enemy soldier in battle and feels confused. He says if they had met in an inn they would of shared many drinks. But since they met at war and shot at each other and he ended killing the other man. With all this he tries to justify the killing but finds no stronger reason. By the way he speaks he reveals himself as the one that has killed. I could tell he's a person that ...
  • Dulce Et Decorum Est And Disabled
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    Compare two poems by Wilfred Owen, showing how they reflected contemporary attitudes to the 'Great War'. Refer closely to language and poetic techniques. World War 1 broke out in 1914. At the beginning of the war, there was a great feeling of patriotism and enthusiasm. Young men were eager to join the armed forces, as they thought the glory and heroism of war would be enjoyable. Fighting in France was expected to be an exciting adventure. Thousands of men joined so they would have the honor of s...
  • Famous Australian Poems About War
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    Poetry Assignment War Poetry popular theme for poets in the last century was war. Many famous poems were written about the two world wars, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. For my report I have chosen six poems, three by Wilfred Owen and three by Australian poets. 'Anthem for Doomed Youth', 'The Send Off' and 'Insensibility (1) ' were written by Owen during the first world war to express his anti-war attitude. 'Beach Burial' by Kenneth Slessor, 'Homecoming' by Bruce Dawe and 'Letter XV' by...
  • Maiden For War Is Kind
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    Contrast in "Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind" In the poem "Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind" by Stephen Crane, contrast is used to make a statement about the war. The poem shows the different view points of the war, how different people involved in the war, took the war. The first, third, and last stanza talks about loved ones of the soldiers, and how they feel about the war. The second and fourth stanza talks about the action of the soldier, on the battlefield, and what a soldier has b...
  • Civil War And The War Of 1812
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    Literature can be used to explain a period of time, and give insights as to how the general public felt, conveying true emotions and ideals instead of just textbook descriptions. Poem 1732 by Emily Dickinson is an excellent example of such. Dickinson was a female writer who lived in America and wrote during the mid to late 1800's, and her poem reflects the impact that both the Civil War and the War of 1812 had on people living through that era. In the first stanza, she discusses how her life "cl...
  • Poetry Of The Vietnam War
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    John Clark Pratt Poetry that documents the attitudes toward the Vietnam War-as well as the origins, development, and conduct of the war-is both pervasive and significant. Although only a few poems by French writers reflect that country's involvement, the Vietnamese tradition of poetic expression produced a large body of work, both personal and political, written by soldiers and civilians of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) and the Republic of Vietnam (RUN). Unfortunately, except for the ...
  • 7 0 Conclusion 7 1 These Poems
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    Darren Keating 1.0 Introduction 1.0 This proposal is written to be aired on teh ABC program Our World in verse. The proposal is based on poetry of war. 2.0 Aim of this report 2.0 This report promotes the filming of two poems that suggest that war is a waste of life. The first poem, The Hero, written by American Poet, Sieg reid Sassoon, tells the story of a mother mourning over her son who died at war. The second poem, Christ at Gallipoli is written by Australian Poet Geoff Page. 3.0 Subject Matt...
  • Greater Ability For Mass Destruction And Creations
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    I chose the poem "And They Obey' by Carl Sandburg. The poem is addressing the human dualities that we have. Since thousands of years ago we have had the ability to destroy but were also blessed with the ability to create. After the first couple of thousand years passed we became more civilized in the eyes of society, but with this came the ability of mass destruction. and mass creation. Since there has been war, upon war, upon war, people killing people and people killing off plants and animals....

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