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Anthem for Doomed Youth

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Introduction

Since there threat of war in some part of the world everyday and because of the impact that it has had on our lives, it doesn't seam surprising that it is a popular theme for a poem. Sonnets are an extremely passionate form of poetry, used to show how the poet feels in their heart, both Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen create this passion is an excellent, but very different ways. ...read more.

Middle

Brooke, not a witness to war, had an image of hysteria projected to him, and knowing no different he had to believe it. There is genuine optimism in Brooke's poem, to him, it was an honour to fight for his country; it was an honour to die for your country. The title "Anthem for Doomed Youth" has a huge sense of irony to it. Our first thought of an "Anthem" is a song of pride and honour, but when such a word is followed by "doom", it takes away the glee and puts misery in replacement. ...read more.

Conclusion

Owen is immediately getting us to think, not of the things gained through war, but of the many people that are slaughtered just like animals. Instead of choirs singing there is simply just the "monstrous anger of the guns" and the "stuttering rifles' rapid rattle". This excellent use of onomatopoeia depicts the sounds for the reader, making them engrossed in the poem. Owen manages to shape the pace of the poem by using harsh sounds in short words at this part of the poem and later on, in the second stanza, slows the pace of the poem by using round vowels in longer words. ...read more.

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