Comparing War Poems Essays

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Comparing War Poems Died of Wounds and Suicide in the Trenches are two poems, which I will be comparing the similarities and differences, which were written by the same author. Both these poems were written by a person called Siegfried Sasson, who wrote most of his poems during the World War One, which outlined how bad the war was to those at home after suffering from being Shell Shocked. I will be comparing the language it uses, ideas it contains and the way it is structured between both poems, which Siegfried Sasson uses to demonstrate that war is evil, and should be stopped. The theme in Died of Wounds is that soldiers become shell-shocked and go insane. They also suffer from mental and…show more content…
On the forth line of Died of Wounds the author says "He did the business well" where "business" is a metaphor, for it is the earnest of the wounded solider to draw attention to himself. Also on the last line of Died of Wounds the author describes dead soldier as a "slight wound" where he is comparing a dead solider to a small wound, and therefore it does not matter, and he is also comparing the country to a solider, which is hardly notices a slight wound. There is also some similarity in Suicide in the Trenches where Siegfried Sasson describes the trenches as if it is like hell meaning that war was like a place where young people went and got themselves killed. On the first line of Died of Wounds, Siegfried Sasson wrote "Wet White", which is alliteration, which is a type of sound device. He also does this on the third line, ninth line and the last line. This makes the poem sound better. There is also some similarity in Suicide in the Trenches, where the author also uses this device to make the poem catchier but instead uses different letters to make it sound different and better. There is also another similarity in both poems where there are no assonances, which is the same as alliteration but it does not occur in consonants
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