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"Physical conditions the men had to undergo” or “a dead body”
I want to talk about four poets, Thomas Hardy, Rupert Brooke, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen. Four poets wrote about a dead body. I will explain how they see a dead body through WW1.
Here I will explore what the trenches were like, explain relationships between poets and war, and analysis poems. First, I will talk about Hardy. Hardy never went to war. When WW1 broke out, He was 74 years. But he wrote about the Boer war and WW1. He already acquired a reputation as a writer. Thus, he was requested a form of propaganda from various association like newspaper. As for his attitudes, he wrote war poems using his imagination. I will choose Drummer Hodge (the Boer war) and Moment of Vision (WW1) and explain how Hodge’s dead body is described and Hardy’s war stance through Moment of Vision. Second, Brooke volunteered for the army. But he never experienced the trenches, since he missed the Gallipoli
campaign before going to the front. He did not know what the trenches were like. But he would hear from friends. I will talk about The Soldier. The poem is patriotic and upbeat. He wants to tie England with a dead body. (Peronification) The poem lines up... Third, Rosenberg enlisted in the army against his will. He came from the poor family. He thought if enlisted, he would be able to get an unemployment allowance. He saw terrible crisis in the trenches. I will explain one of his poems, Dead Man’s Dump. Lastly, Owen joined for the propaganda at the time and died in the trenches. Owen’s poem, Dulce et Decorum Est portrays physical damages in the trenches and how to sink soldiers in the trenches. Owen wrote realistically about war. In conclusion, four poets develop different approaches toward a dead body. However they have one thing in common......
My lecture says, "There are no hard and fast rules about what an essay should contain or not contain or what you should pay attention to in particular. I have written some general guidance for students on essay-writing in the booklet 'Reading English and Writing Essays: A Student's Guide', a copy of which I attach here (see, in particular, the section headed 'Planning and Writing Essays'). Obviously, when you are writing about poetry it is a good idea to be attentive to the language, tone, form and imagery of individual poems. You could consider presenting two or three lines of poetry in every paragraph (or most paragraphs) and analysing these, but you should also try to connect your close-up observations about particular poems (or parts of poems) to a more general line of enquiry running through the essay. It would probably be a good idea to avoid including biographical information about the poet (expect perhaps in passing if this seems to add something to your response to a particular poem), but this is only a generalization, not a rule."
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