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