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Comparison of Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches

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Introduction

Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches are two poems, which I will be comparing the similarities and differences, which were written by the same author. Both these poems were written by a person called Siegfried Sasson, who wrote most of his poems during the World War One, which outlined how bad the war was to those at home after suffering from being Shell Shocked. I will be comparing the language it uses, ideas it contains and the way it is structured between both poems, which Siegfried Sasson uses to demonstrate that war is evil, and should be stopped. The theme in Died of Wounds is that soldiers become shell-shocked and go insane. They also suffer from mental and emotional scars, long after the battle, and the pain and death are unknown and unimportant to those who support the war. The theme in Suicide in the Trenches is that Siegfried Sasson wanted to show the people at home what life is in the trenches and that young lads can't cope with it. ...read more.

Middle

On the first line of Died of Wounds, Siegfried Sasson wrote "Wet White", which is alliteration, which is a type of sound device. He also does this on the third line, ninth line and the last line. This makes the poem sound better. There is also some similarity in Suicide in the Trenches, where the author also uses this device to make the poem catchier but instead uses different letters to make it sound different and better. There is also another similarity in both poems where there are no assonances, which is the same as alliteration but it does not occur in consonants but in vowels. The tone in Died of Wounds differs. The first and the last stanza's are both the same, which is sympathetic and pitiful and the middle stanza is about hallucinations whereas in Suicide in the Trenches, the first stanza is peaceful and quiet, the second stanza is sad and depressing and the last stanza is shocking and fuming. ...read more.

Conclusion

The rhyme scheme of Suicide in the Trenches is AABB, CCDD, EEFF. The first line, third line and the fifth line of Died of Wounds has enjambment where in Suicide in the Trenches has some similarity, where the enjambment is on the first, ninth and the eleventh line. Enjambment is when a line in a poem continues to the next line without any pause. Caesura on the other hand is the opposite of enjambment where there are pauses in between sentences. In Died of Wounds there is caesura on the lines: forth, fifth, eighth, ninth and the eleventh, whereas in Suicide in the Trenches there is only one pause, which is on the fifth line. In this essay I have given the differences and the similarities of Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches. Died of Wounds is mainly about the pains and the agony a dying soldier is going through whereas Suicide in the Trenches is mainly about a young lad who used to be a happy and cheerful but after he went to war, he lost his abilities to live any longer, so he killed himself. Abdul Thahir 10A ...read more.

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