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Poetry Essay Examples

Love and Morning: From the Perspective of John Donne and Sylvia Plath Essay

John Donne’s The Good-Morrow and Sylvia Plath’s Morning Song at first glimpse. seem to speak about two different things. However. if one were to analyse the deepness of these two verse forms. it will finally uncover its shared positions about love and its distinguishable relation to forenoon. Both poems reveal an overpowering feeling of love…

On the Idle Hill and The Drum

War, in any shape or form, affects people in many different ways. Many people choose to express their feelings and experiences of war in poems. The two poems I have chosen all have different moods, structures and rhythms but their meaning is all the same- war is ruthless, terrifying and pointless. The poem ‘On the…

Compare and Contrast Poems by Sassoon and by Owen, how they bring out their treatment of war

The horror of war influenced these two great poets to express their disgust in poems. They both, however use contrasting styles: Owen chooses to express his disgust and anger through poems that give the reader a precise picture of what the war was really like; whereas Sassoon was an officer who protested against the way…

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Asleep

In the poem “Asleep”, Wilfred Owen links sleep to death. The one word title of the poem depicts a scene of soldiers dying quietly and slowly, It is ironic that the word has only two short syllables and is pronounced lightly without stressing any of them, actually suggests such a heavy, serious theme-death. The poem…

Anthem of doomed Youth and Dulce Et Decorum Est

Anthem of doomed Youth is one of Owen’s most famous poems and one over, which he took great pains. The poem is written in sonnet form. The poem is a long comparison between the elaborate ceremonial of a Victorian-style funeral and the way in which men go to death in the Western Front. The poem…

War Poetry

‘Into the stuff of his thought and utterance, whether he be on active service or not, the poet-interpreter of war weaves these intentions, and cooperates with his fellows in building up a little higher and better, from time to time, that edifice of truth for whose completion can be spared no human experience, no human…

La Belle Dame sans Merci and The Eve of St Agnes

The poet John Keats, inspired by the sentimental nature of his unrequited love for Fanny and the depression he felt due to the death of his mother and his brother, wrote both ballads using the key theme of time, to engage the listener. The use of tenses links succinctly in with Keats’ use of time….

Wilfred Owen’s War Poetry

An author’s context always has a substantial influence on the text’s they write. We will also find this holds true for poetry, if not more so. Poetry is often considered a collection of emotions generated from its writer and we can see this by not only analysing a poem, but by taking into consideration the…

Jessie Pope’s poem “Who’s for the game?”

Although both of these poems deal with the subject of war, the poets’ attitude towards war differs dramatically. Jessie Pope’s poem “Who’s for the game?” supports war and encourages young men to go off and fight. The whole poem plays heavily on the young men’s guilt and promotes the so-called glory of war. Wilfred Owen’s…

Charge of the light brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson and Conquerors by Henry Treece

Charge of the light brigade’ is a poem written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The queen appointed him Poet Laureate and so therefore this poem is very patriotic and describes the soldiers as heroes and doesn’t go into detail about how they died and doesn’t use gruesome details because he’s trying to keep the moral up….

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