Comparing Classical Poetry And Platten's Modern Song

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Persevering at the face of adversities is not just an aberration of the classical era but also today in the contemporary era. Henley’s classical poem and Platten’s modern song helps in giving the readers visualisation on the concept ‘courage and resilience’ that is difficult to execute in everyday lives, both writers have portrayed an image of an unconquerable soul and a fighter in between the lines of their literary pieces. Through Platten and Henley’s manipulation of language forms and techniques, the messages from these renowned texts have been clearly interpretable and relatable to present day. What makes one human? If emotion is what makes one human, poetry makes us human. When we face trials, must we surrender? No. Must we be weary? No.

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