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By using figurative language and vivid descriptions, the poet can leave a lasting impression on the reader of his work. Discuss

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By using figurative language and vivid descriptions, the poet can leave a lasting impression on the reader of his work. In "Dulce e Decorum Est" , Wilfred Owen describes brutal events during the first world war. The poet himself had been a soldier in the war, and died seven days before it ended. One who hasn't lived in war time, or maybe does not know what it means, gets the impression of death. ...read more.

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He says that he was helpless in front of the dying person in his dreams. He portrays his dreams with revolting manner, with words such as "cud" and "froth-corrupted lungs". Owen tries to paint a very vivid picture of what life in the trenches was like he describes the men as "old beggars", and tells us the men are not physically or mentally fit. In "The Forsaken Merman", the poet describes the two worlds very brightly. ...read more.

Conclusion

Under the sea there is no sense of time, and all Margaret did was "comb'd its bright hair" when: "down suddenly swung the sound of a far off bell" on the shore there is no leisure, because all they do is work. Arnold says that prayers cast spells and religion can control people. On the shore, unlike underwater, one has to live with rules. Repetitions such as " come away, away children; come children, come down !" make the reader remember the poem better. In my opinion, poets depend on figurative language, hyperboles, vivid descriptions and metaphors to leave a lasting impression of a poem. 389 words ...read more.

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