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  • Young Soldier
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    Quinn English Naming of Parts Henry Reed's poem Naming of Parts is the definition of ambiguity. His work must be looked over carefully and interpreted every which way before the reader can start to see all of the different possible meanings this poem may contain. The speakers are not the only ones who are asked to name parts. Reed leaves it up to us to uncover the names or the intended meanings to the words he carefully chose to depict his poem. There are two voices in this poem, one being the s...
  • Help Look After Our Soldiers
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    Imagine me helping the war effort. Tending to those back from the war. The notice said", Look after our soldiers", but as an impressionable child, I be lived what the picture showed The sign was up, bold and proud on St Mary's Hospital wall. The picture showed a young nurse helping a smiling soldier in a warm cosy room. The big, bold, black letters shouted", Help look after our soldiers. Enroll in the war effort today!" . All I wanted to do was help those smiling soldiers, just like in the pictu...
  • Joining The Colours The Soldiers
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    The two poems I am comparing are 'Joining The Colours' by Katherine Tynan and 'The Send Off' by Wilfred Owen. ' Joining The Colours' is about a regiment of soldiers leaving Dublin in August 1914 to go to France to fight. This was at the beginning of the First World War and all the soldiers were happy because it was an opportunity for them to show their girlfriends and their families that they were brave. 'The Send Off' is about a regiment of young soldiers who are departing later in the war. Thi...
  • Surface Of Kipling As Imperial Apologist
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    In contemporary times, much criticism has been placed upon Rudyard Kipling for his support of British Imperialism; George Orwell went so far as to call him the "prophet of British Imperialism during its expansionist phase". To be sure, a considerable portion of Kipling's works were written in celebration and support of Imperial expansion, but it is short-sighted to simply label him as an Imperial propagandist or apologist. Two of his most oft-condemned poems, Recessional and The White Man's Burd...
  • Later In His Life O'brien
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    The short story "Ambush" by Tim O'Brien is a story about a young American soldier, O'Brien, in the Vietnam War. While on watch O'Brien spots a young enemy soldier approaching his position. He throws a grenade and kills the young man. Years later O'Brien's is faced with the decision of answering his daughter when she asks him if he ever killed anyone in the war. Not only was killing the man a tough decision, but now O'Brien must answer his daughter. Ultimately he lies to her and I think that is t...
  • Soldiers Of World War
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    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Europe was undeniably approaching World War I. Sir Edward Grey was quoted as saying, "The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime". This quote is directly related to Erich Maria Remarque's book, All Quiet on the Western Front. The characters in this novel, as well as all other young World War I soldiers, represent the lamps in Grey's statement. The young men that fought for their countries in World War I were ...
  • Paul B
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    Remarque's World War I novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, revolves around the effects that war has on Paul B"aumer, a young German soldier, and his comrades. During his time in the war, Paul B"aumer changes from an innocent, carefree young man to a hardened and cynical veteran. Paul and his comrades begin their military experience by patriotically marching off to join the army. They carry with them naive notions of the glories of war. These visions are soon replaced with the horror of realit...
  • Patriotic Duty And The Important Lessons
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    Opening paragraph Start by talking about Vitai Lampada Late 19th century poem that talks about a young mans patriotic duty, and the important lessons that are to be taught at school. Starts with a public school cricket match. Describe this verse. Typical public school scene. Desperate situation, but of course it is not that desperate - it is only a game. The boy encouraged to do the right thing - to do his best no matter how hopeless the situation. Use quotations to help illustrate the points yo...
  • Countess And Carlos
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    The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is a book based on a young soldier engaging in the civil war. The psychological conflict that he faces throughout the story is both internal and external. The battles are fought in the readers face to show the young soldiers' conflict with himself, other soldiers and the battle itself. With Stephen Cranes amazing power of description the reader becomes engulfed in the battle at hand and feels that the conflicts of the soldiers are becoming their own. The...

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