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Compare and contrast the work of Owen and Heller in their treatment of war

The war poetry of Wilfrid Owen and the novel Catch 22 by Joseph Heller contain many creditable and individual features that have helped cement their reputation as two of the most illustrious ‘anti-war’ writers of the 20th century. However, I feel in order for one to thoroughly acknowledge and appreciate the remarkable attributes that both…

How did the attitudes towards war change over a period of time

This essay will discuss the way attitudes towards war have changed over a period of time. Famous poets who express the attitude to war current at the time they were writing wrote all the four poems I will discuss and compare. The start of war poetry began during the Roman era with Horace. Horace said…

In The Soldier by Rupert Brooke we can see that it is very symbolic and patriotic

When we read each different poem we can see the different techniques and methods used to convey each scenario. In the 4 poems I have studied we can see that some are simple pre-first World War jingoism whereas others show the horrors of the world war as they are. Some have symbolism and others contain…

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Vultures and What Were They Like

Vultures” was written by a Nigerian poet, Chinua Achebe. It is a modern poem. This poet writes a lot of poems about warfare, conflict and the effects on human beings. He lived in Nigeria during the civil war in 1967 and writes of his personal experiences and this poem is no exception. From this title…

Compare and Contrast Dulce et Decorum est and The Charge of the Light Brigade

Tennyson and Owen have very different views of war. In “The Charge of the Light Brigade”, Tennyson shows an attitude which focuses on duty and the army working as a team. It also portrays ‘the 600’ as brave and valiant, and tells us that they were glorious and that we should honour them because of…

Ethan Frome

As a reader, my immediate impression of Ethan Frome was one of sympathy. |At the beginning of the novel, we see a man, trapped in a life where all his efforts go into attempting to produce a successful crop from the barren, infertile soil of New England. “That Frome farm was always ’bout and bare’s…

Wild Swans At Coole

“Wild Swans at Coole” was written in the later stage of Yeats’s poetic life at the age of 51; 19 years after his first visit to Coole Park. Yeats is possibly seen to be reminiscent of his times as a young man with the world ahead of him as he compares himself to the majestic…

How Yeats explores the concept of the supernatural and human nature in The Cat and The Moon

“The Cat and The Moon” is a poem centred on the forces at work in life and the mystical views which exist way beyond the simple rational views. The poem is very much similar as it works on one level, which is the celebration of the cat and the moon but, it also is semi-…

The Stolen Child

Yeats’ ‘The Stolen Child’ presents a world where faeries encourage escapism and promote a sense of freedom in their own world, suggesting to the ‘child’ in the poem to escape to their own mystical ‘leafy island’, akin to being in a dream, far away from the child’s actual world that is ‘full of weeping’. The…

Discuss ways in which violence is presented in Leda and the Swan

‘Leda and the Swan’ presents the stark, brutal and raw violence that emanates from within feelings of superiority, the motivations for violence as well as the ironic passion that violence could bring. Yeats opens the poem on an abrupt and somewhat shocking note, describing ‘a sudden blow’ to Leda, with the swan and ‘its great…

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