Topic: world war one poetry?
June 18, 2019 / By Alisia Question:
How does owen presents conflict in the poetry dulce et decorum est???
I need to write an essay on this question and i need some ideas. PLEASE HELP? and NO stupid answers PLEASE?
Upton | 9 days ago
A handful of poets, including Wilfred Owen, participated in the war, fought in the war, and some like Owen, died in the war. The poetry of these "war poets", as they are later termed, shows a first-hand account of the brutality and the devastation of war in a world which still believed that war was heroic and proud. Norton further tells us that "those poets who were involved on the front, however romantically they may have felt about the war when they first joined up, soon realized its full horror, and this realization affected both their imaginations and their poetic techniques"(1890-91).
Dulce et Decorum Est
by Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.
Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime...
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
The meaning of the poem comes at the end with the Latin title in full phrase: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori - it is sweet and right to die for your country. In other words, it is a wonderful and great honour to fight and die for your country. So it's a anti-war poem speaking of a dying man as his war-torn troop of soldiers trudge to a resting place.
you need to definately communicate related to using repitition. "a conflict ,a conflict ,a conflict" and "hell is six ft deep" Im not probably valuable approximately what the poem is making an attempt to get in the time of. perhaps its saying that the conflict is going on and on and there is not any way of escape. there is not any turning back. "That dying does wait there is not any debate" and that there is likewise no component to the conflict and that no one knows why it rather is occurring and what they are scuffling with for and so makes it pointless. "No triumph can we attain" That quote must be saying that they gained't experience happy related to the wear thats been performed and despite in the event that they do "win" the conflict, it wont experience like they have. Thats the final i will do. Im 15 :) sturdy success
Originally Answered: What caused World War 1 and the Russian Revolution, and what effect did they have on world events?
The Germans were fighting on two fronts, one in France, the other in Russia. This splitting of forces weakened Germany's ability to win.
When the Russian Revolution started, this caused the Russian surrender, and retreat on the Eastern Front.
This freed up millions of Germans to be transported to the Western Front.
Germany likely would have won WWI, if the USA hadn't come into the war by April of 1917, to reinforce deteriorating conditions in France.
If Germany had won, though, or the England and France sued for peace, just perhaps, there would not have been a Hitler.
If the Allies were not so tied down for another year or so, fighting Germany, they would have had more forces and time to invade Russia, and reestablish the Czar, or a Democratic Republic there, rather than let Russa become Communist.
(The USA did send a little aid to Russia to supply forces fighting the Communist, but too little too late).
Of course the Russian Revolution led to big changes in Russia. And Hitler used them as "bogeymen" to blame, and a reason for his rearming the German people to fight the Bolshviks.
After WWII the existence of a strong and expansionist Soviet Union led to the Cold War between the USA and the Soviets.
So, WWI and the Russian Revolution affected the whole 20th century. Still many of those many military and political problems still exist today.
History is a story of our past, but also contains the reasons for our actions and helps predict our destiny.
If we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat all past mistakes.