Death (Lead poem Dulce et Decorum Est (WW1: Owen an officer (a protest…
Lead poem Dulce et Decorum Est
'the wagon we flung him in'
noun 'wagon' and verb 'flung' implies disrespect and lack of care.
WW1: Owen an officer
a protest poem agains the propaganda poetry of the day
died a week before peace was signed
sent poetry home
saw front line action in the trenches
'the old lie'
it is NOT sweet and fitting to die for your country
'Gas! Gas! Quick boys!'
Exclamation and repetition - terror and panic
'white eyes writhing in his face'
One specific soldier's death that Owen remembers
verb shows lack of control - agony
'guttering, choking, drowning'
list of horrific, onomatopoeic verbs - the nightmarish death has stayed with Owen
patriotic - the style of war poetry before Owen
If I should die...he is prepared to die - thinks it will be an honour
Brooke died on the way to war
Traditional war poem
Lead poem Hawk Roosting
speaker is a hawk - can also be read as a tyrant or dictator
brutal - ruthless - the circle of life
'my manners are tearing off heads'
verb 'tearing' is violent and uncaring
'I kill where I want because it is all mine'
possessive pronoun 'mine' shows arrogance and power
Hughes concerned with nature and the cycle of lilfe
different type of death
A Wife in London
pathetic fallacy - fog reflects her misery
he-has fallen-in the far South land'
Hardy - Anti war
sense of waste
tragedy and mourning of those left behinf
Wife receives telegraph
remains still dug up in the wood - '
Shears wrote to commemorate
Welsh Regiment massacred at Battle of the Somme