The Futility Of Dying For A State — страница 2

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the reader along to witness the horror. Then vivid and concrete imagery paint an all to real scene: “… And watch the white eyes writhing in his face…” (763). Through his imagery one can easily visualize the blood “gargling” from dead or dying soldiers “lungs Bitter as the cud Of vile” (763). This reference to cud again reduces the soldier to less than human and more like a beast of burden. He concludes with what a horrible crime it is to tell the young innocent ones that its is sweet and proper to die for one’s country. The use poetic devises are instrumental in making the points of “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner”. Both poems use rhyme to emphasize their points, however Owen relies mainly upon vivid concrete imagery and

Jarrell primarily uses ambiguities. Though different methods and poetic devices are used, the point is the same that it is not especially sweet to die for a cold and callous state. Bibliography Meyer, Michael. The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Boston: St. Martins, 1999. 5