As with his earlier poems, “In Flanders F-ailed” continues Massacre’s reoccupation with death and how it stands as the transition between the struggle of life and the peace that follows. It is written from the point of view of the dead. It speaks of their sacrifice and serves as their command to the living from the press on. As with many of the most popular works of the First World War, it is written early in the conflict before the romanticism of war turned to bitterness and disillusion for soldiers and civilians alike.
Intended purpose? “Flanders Fields” is a poem about remembrance, a call for those living to not roger the dead who are buried in a foreign land. It demands that the living remember the why the fallen died, so that they did not die in vein. Thus it became on of the most famous poems of the First World War. Views & Perspectives Of War: Mr. McCrae was a medic, he was not stationed on the front lines. However he received hundreds upon hundreds of wounded soldiers from the front lines.
He had seen many horrific injuries both physical and mental. He developed the understanding that war, at that time and under the circumstances was accessory however should be avoided where possible. Bias and Subjectivity: As I have stated under “Intended Purpose” the composer had a bias perspective on the war, of course this was appropriate as I can confidently assume that there were no fence sitters and everyone chose a side. In this case the Canadian born McCrae was fighting for the allied forces against the German’s and their allies.
The purpose of this poem is to remind the living soldiers why and where their fellow country and allied men died, he does this so that their deaths would not be in vain. He focuses on the WHERE, many allied forces had died on foreign soil and were mostly left there. He is clearly bias to the allied forces because the only side that he mentions is his own. Annotation of Techniques: Theme -death Techniques -alliteration, In Flanders fields the poppies blow -personification, The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. -metaphor, The torch; be yours to hold it high -imagery, A field of poppies blowing in the wind.
Birds singing above the noise Of guns Glowing sunset A torch held high Ghost Of dead soldiers rhyme, In Flanders fields the poppies blow Been the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below. Homecoming Complete Analysis This poem describes the homecoming of dead Australian Soldiers from the Vietnamese War, (lines 2-3). The poem has its poet expressing his opinions on mans response to wars, their longing need to have them brought home and the brutality and futility of wars upon the human race as a whole.
Basically, this is a lamentation or a song for the souls lost in wars. Intended purpose? The purpose of this poem was to really shock and inform the people back home, the poet believed that the true harshness of the reality of war had nor yet reach the family and friends of those diggers fighting in wars around the world. Homecoming Poem STEEL Paragraph The Poem “Homecoming” was composed by Bruce Dade. He uses a plethora of poetic techniques to convey a theme of death and a somber, sympathetic and melancholy mood. Repetition, throughout the poem is used in a symbolic way, war is repetitive.
The use of particular words mostly for emphasis Hough. However in the first few lines you would find that there is a repetitive use of the suffix ‘inning. This is significant in the way it creates a scene of actions happening at the present time. This use of the techniques adds a much harsher tone to the overall sympathetic mood of the poem. Imagery is used in many poems to create a distinct mood. Particularly in “Homecoming’, Dade has used many metaphors and just simple explanations of the surrounds to create an atmosphere of the aftermath of war.
Dade artfully uses the human knees of hearing and sight to change the mood of the poem from the sorrow to regret, and a somewhat melancholy scene to sentimental. Juxtaposition is the use of opposing words or themes. But in this case it is classified more of a paradox. The last line “they’re bringing them home, now, too late, too early” is the example of this. The line contradicts itself, ‘too late’ meaning that it is already to late for them to survive as they are already gone. ‘Too early’ as it was to early for them to die. But together the meaning puts more thought into the power behind the words.