Essay about Loyalty by Yulia Drunina

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Aldous Huxley once said, “One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous” (Huxley, 2013). Yulia Drunina’s poem “Loyalty” is about her devotion to her motherland Russia. Yulia Drunina is a Russian poem writer that writes a lot of her poems about Russia. Yulia wrote the poem “Loyalty” to describe her love for her dying motherland. This poem’s meaning is that Yulia loves Russia so much that she will never forget about it and go wherever it goes.

The speaker of the poem is Yulia Drunina. She grew up in the U.S.S.R and wrote the poem “Loyalty”. She loves the old
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This poem has some examples of alliteration. Yulia wants to get her point across and she wants to emphasize it. So she uses alliteration to get it across. For example, Yulia wrote, “Maybe you’ll meet some girl, / More lovely, more wise, or more dear.” She repeats ‘more’ often and this gives the feeling of how much more she thinks her country will find some other type of person that is more important to itself (Drunina, 1946).

Metaphors play a huge part in explaining how Russia made Yulia feel. It gives us the mood or feel of the place. An example would be, “Your tranquil pines, and such things / As the nocturnal Pakhra flows,” as Yulia wrote (Drunina, 1946). This comparison refers to the peacefulness of the U.S.S.R and gives the image of it being quiet and peaceful. The reader can now imagine a quiet area where there is not a single bother in the world with this metaphor.

Yulia had some examples of symbolism in her poem. Yulia wrote “As the nocturnal Pakhra flows” (Drunina, 1946). She uses a real river in Russia to symbolise the tranquility of her home. The river is a calm force running downstream, so it can symbolise calmness. Readers now get the image of calmness from just reading that and that is what Yulia intended to do.
Yulia Drunina’s poem “Loyalty” is a great poem about the U.S.S.R. Yulia wrote this poem to explain and express her feelings about her old home which is the U.S.S.R. She was expressing how
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