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Compare the attitudes of patriotic and realistic poems towards the war.

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Introduction

Compare the attitudes of patriotic and realistic poems towards the war. World war one took place from 1914 to1918 and was between the allies that included Britain and France against the Ottoman Empire that included Germany and Austria. The war had a big impact on the modern world because it affected nearly every country in the world. The poems the government used to encourage young men to fight were patriotic poems these were used because there was no sign of the realities of war in there. The government also prevented the truth leaving the battlefield by using a censor, Wilfred Owen was a censor, his duty was to read al the letters sent by soldiers and cross off all the things which gave a negative view of the war. ...read more.

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Jessie Pope uses a rhetorical question to persuade young men to fight for their country. Jessie pope also uses another persuasive device that is to write in 'slang' since this will appeal more to young men. The title of the poem is a metaphor because the word game is a metaphor because the word 'game' is a metaphor for war. Jessie Pope uses the word game to make it sound like fun and care free also making it sound like a type of competition. Jessie pope uses rhetorical questions to persuade and manipulate the audience. The rhyme and rhythm add to the tone of the poem. By making the poem rhyme it seems more like a song and since songs are meant to be happy. The audience reading the poem will also be happy and so they will think war is a happy place and so they will join the war. ...read more.

Conclusion

' Into battle' is about the war. It is a patriotic poem since it does not show the realities of war. Julian Grenfell compares war to spring making it sound nice and there's nothing wrong with war, spring is also the struggle of life to survive. Julian Grenfell describes nature giving everything to the soldiers, like nature gives the soldiers protection and nature gives the soldiers warmth this motivates the soldiers because the soldier thinks he has got all the protection he needs also if the soldier dies in the course of the war nature sends the soldiers to heaven where he will be amongst "all the bright company of heaven" Julian Grenfell uses personification to show that nature cares about the soldier by saying "the woodland trees that stand together, they stared to him each on a friend they gently speak in the windy weather they guide to the valley and the ridges end" Moinuddin Patel ...read more.

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