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Different attitudes towards war

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Introduction

Different attitudes towards war In this assessment I intend to compare two different attitudes towards war. Some wrote about war in a positive way, saying how it is patriotic to die for your country. While others wrote about the horrors of war and the futility of it. I will look at the aspects of war as seen by the poets in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The charge of the light brigade is written by Alfred Lord Tennyson. ...read more.

Middle

In the poem the poet uses onomatopoeia" volley'd and thunder'd". The poet thinks the men are heroes and they did their patriotic duties and he said, "When can their glory fade". The poem tells how the men did the charge without fear and even though they knew they got wrong orders. The poet shows the wrong view of war because he says war is glorious and everyman should die for his country. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the third stanza he tells us how the men were flung on the wagon and how the blood came up from their lungs as they went over every jolt on the road. The poem is effective because he tells us how the war really happened and described it in great detail, instead of telling us it is patriotic to die for your country. The poem "who's for the game?" Is Written by Jessie Pope, the poem was written during World War One. The poem was written to help recruit and sustain the war effort, to do this she ...read more.

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