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Analysis of anthem for doomed youth.

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Analysis of Anthem for Doomed Youth Anthem for Doomed Youth is the idea of Wilfred Owen it is a sonnet with a rhyme scheme slightly different from the shakespearan form. consisiting of a octete which is 8 lines and a sestet 6 lines. All sonnets are made up of 14 lines each containg 10 syallbles. Most follow the petrachan scheme or the shakesperean scheme but some are slighty different then these. Anthem for Doomed Youth sonnet comes from the italian word sonneto which means little song the first sonnets ever written were Italian. Thomas Wyatt was the first English writer to use sonnets in the early 16th century and later more famous writers such as William shakespear also wrote them in sonnet form. ...read more.

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The poem has a rhyme scheme of A B in the first stanza, this differs form the second stanza which doesn't have a fixed rhyming scheme. Alliteration, personification and onomatopoeia are the other devices used by Owen throughout the poem.Through out the poem Owen describes what soldiers get instead of a funeral and how they are remembered by their loved ones. Owen starts the poem as he means to go on with the opening line reading, "What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?" Apart from opening with a rhetorical question, Owen is showing us some very clear imagery, comparing the young soldiers going to war, like lambs that are being led to slaughter. He continues with even more powerful imagery with, "Monstrous anger of the guns". ...read more.

Conclusion

no candles will be held for them but instead tears will be in the eyes of their friends "Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes" "Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes". Owen the goes on to describe that " The pallor of girls' brows shall not be their pall" what he means by this is the the girls who will remember them will have white faces from grief not the funeral cloth which covers their bodies. "Their flowers the tenderness of silent minds" instead of flowers which they would of had at their funerals they will be remembered by all their loved ones. "And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds" When a loved one passes away people would close their blinds as a mark of respect so "each slow dusk" when people closed their blinds the deceased soldiers will be remember. ...read more.

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