‘what were they like’ by denise levertov • levertov uses a bitter and ironic tone to present the horror and cruelty of the war and its • there is a chorus or refrain ‘limbo, limbo like me’ which draws the audience in this is a performance poem and encourages strong identification with the. The effects of war are described as 'bent double, like old beggars under sacks, knock-kneed, coughing like hags' where soldiers are demystified in juxtaposition to the propaganda where they are spoken about as young, strong, handsome men and here they come back buggered and weak from the war. As john dower presents in his work war without mercy: pacific war, it is clear that there were extremely high racial tensions between the japanese and the united states which were perpetuated by the military and media's of each respective nation. Why were they taking pictures what indication did they have from superiors that this was appropriate behavior what implications would the revelations have for american support for the war in iraq, for the presidential election campaign, and perhaps more importantly, for 1 donald rumsfeld video clip, cnn larry king live, transcript #050700cn.
The life of poetry, chapter 1 - in her 1949 book of essays, the life of poetry, muriel rukeyser embraces poetry as an essential agent of change the book begins with an exploration of resistance, most notably in an essay on the fear of poetry. Transcript of compare & contrast: two poems of war 1) the poems: war is kind & dulce et decorum est 2) author's background both poems depict war and its cruelty negative opinions about war enraged tone at some point the poems were written in different time periods, therefore, they show distinct types of war. How the poems “what were they like” and “vultures” present the cruelty of war essay sample both poems, “what were they like” (wwtl) and “vultures” has conflict as a common theme “wwtl” is about the vietnam war and the lasting effect of war on the culture, whereas “vultures” is loosely about wwii and the conflict between.
Shmoop poetry study guides and teacher resources smart, fresh guides to great poetry by stanford, harvard, and berkeley phd and masters students. At a first glimpse of these two poems you would think that they were very different and about completely opposite things but when you read each poem and understand each of there messages and meanings you will find that they are, in fact, alike in many ways. The war poetry website popularity it is number one in google for war poetry the war poetry website is gaining in popularity the war poetry website is gaining in popularity on remembrance day, 11 november 2010, there were 25,470 visits, in 2011 49,567 visits, and 2012 there were 55,601 visits. - after the whole poem the title is answered by another question, which suggests that everyone who could tell the real story of what they were like is dead themes • irony o “sir” - this is ironic because it is an echo of how much respect the vietnamese children did have when they were alive. The vultures of the title are real birds of prey but (like william blake's tyger) more important, perhaps, for what they represent - people of a certain kind chinua achebe is a nigerian writer, but has a traditional english-speaking liberal education: the poem is written in a highly literate manner with a close eye for detail.
Although they had fled saddam hussein’s dictatorship or earlier wars and were not yet writing about the current war, their voices were essential to my research one of these writers was sinan antoon, a poet, novelist, and filmmaker who left iraq in 1991 and now teaches at new york university. And ‘vultures’ are by writers from very different cultural backgrounds but both poems explore conflict and the cruelty of war discuss although the two poems originate in two very different cultures, compare the ways in which both ‘nothing’s changed’ and ‘two scavengers in a truck’ are focused on a particular moment and are. Both poems illustrate a clear picture of war and the cruelty and unfairness of it, they are both effective in displaying the effects of war “vultures” displays a graphic view of the devastating effects of war, whereas “what were they like ” displays a not so graphical and vivid image but is more emotional and hard-hitting.
True, there is a value in the poem’s understatement and lack of intensity that is present in life at war, but the horror and the tragic waste of a civilization are present here the final stanza offers an added dimension of recollected beauty in the image of the flight of moths. War poetry by curtis d bennett curtis d bennett is an outstanding, modern war poet his poems are powerful, incisive, sometimes shocking, deeply thoughtful and deeply felt for war has no glory, the people they were sent to help are trying to kill them, about the harshness and cruelty of wars like vietnam, about the appalling cost and. Example of essay about love home ” this is supported with a personal story, from donna davis who is 47 years, and jim puckett who is 59 years they love each other, but like living apart, and say that it works out perfectly for them but david peopene is skeptical about the new lat trend, especially when it comes to the younger. C) compare they ways in which the poets use very vivid descriptive language to create pictures and mood in ‘blessing’ and ‘vultures’ d) in ‘limbo’ and ‘night of the scorpion’, the poets share similarities.
1 last november, on election day, on a flight from new york to chicago, i reread william carlos williams’s spring and all i planned to assign it for a graduate poetics seminar i was teaching in the spring. Imagery and sound: 1 the opening of the poem is dark the greyness (line1) is heightened by the heavy alliteration in drizzle of one despondent dawn (line2) and even by the approaching sunbreak (line4) does not life the atmosphere 2 there are metaphors of horror and death the dead tree (line6) branch which the vultures roost on is described as a broken bone (line5. Even a modest selection of emily dickinson's poems reveals that death is her principal subject in fact, because the topic is related to many of her other concerns, it is difficult to say how many of her poems concentrate on death.
War poems capture the darkest moments in human history, and also the most luminous from ancient texts to modern free verse, war poetry explores a range of experiences, celebrating victories, honoring the fallen, mourning losses, reporting atrocities, and rebelling against those who turn a blind eye. These two poems were my first choice as they both link to the theme of love, yet they are significantly different as they show how their ideas of love differ ‘valentine’ has the idea that love is original and true rather than hiding behind false pretences ie ‘a red rose’ or ‘a satin heart’ ( duffy 1993. The culture of ancient rome existed throughout the almost 1200-year history of the civilization of ancient rome the slaves were mostly prisoners of war there were slave markets where they could be bought and sold except that they were considered like any other moveable property many slaves were freed by the masters for fine services. Owen's poems were not deeply personal though they drew from his personal experiences instead, they create a universal sense of what war was like and what war could do to a person it is certainly not pretty nor something a reader would think that they would want to experience.
Like sassoon and owen, wrote their poems during the war years, his 'cate gory' of war poets badly needs widening in any case, some of blunden's war poems, though not his best, were written while the war was on. Jeffers was an american narrative poet his poems were often structured around biblical and classical sources mr jeffers is much admired by californians for the beauty of his california. Emily dickinson “war feels to me an oblique place” wrote emily dickinson on the civil war dickinson was removed from the fighting in her central massachusetts haven known as the homestead (now preserved as the emily dickinson museum) dickinson’s poetry is a reverie on the universal human condition in all its suffering and joy thus, refraining from remarking on the politics of the day. Both poems, what were they like (wwtl) and vultures has conflict as a common theme wwtl is about the vietnam war and the lasting effect of war on the culture, whereas vultures is loosely about wwii and the conflict between good and evil.