- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access for just £4.99 per month
World War One
The first 200 words of this essay...
The first line in his poem describes the troops as being "like
old beggars under sacks". This not only says that the men are tired
but that they are so tired they have been compared to old beggers. "Coughing like hags" suggests that these young men who
were in their teens were suffering from illness due to the damp,
and fumes from the decaying bodies of their soldiers.
Another simile Wilfred used is "His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin'' suggests that his face is probably covered with blood which is the colour representing the devil. He also used a very powerful metaphor "vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues'' this metaphor tell you that the troops will never forget these horrific experiences. As you can see Wilfred Owen has used figurative language so effectively that the reader gets drawn into the poem.
The lines Wilfred Owen uses create a image in your mind and can make you feel the pain and sickness for example in one of hes lines he says "If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs obscene as cancer,
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £4.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
History Projects (view all)
- oliver cromell- hero or villain?
- Medicine Through Time Timeline
- Did England become Protestant in the sixteenth century?
- What Do Roman Authors Tell Us About The Celts? To What Exten...
- How and why did castles change over time?
- Anne Frank Factfile
- St.David's effect on Christianity in Wales
- Henry Tudor. How did a Welshman become King of England?
- Describe and explain the foundation of the National Health S...
- Evaluate the role of William Wilberforce in his campaign to ...
""Oliver Baldesare. National Sports Diploma. BTEC Student.
""Simon. Politics and International Relations. University Student.