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The Use Of Irony In Stephen Crane's War Is Kind

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Writers express their ideas and opinions on war to make people agree with them on protesting war. As they write about their perspective, other people read their writings and begin to agree with their points. These pieces of literature are processes that helps more and more people aware of what is going on, therefore begin to protest war. Certain poems help describe the topic of the story by displaying the theme and the main idea, expressing the irony, imagery, and structure of protesting war.
Irony is an essential element that provides the story with sarcasm and a purpose, while it makes the reader think outside the box to truly understand. In Stephen Crane’s “War is Kind,” he expresses the entire document as being irony. Crane states “Do not weep / War is kind”(15-16), misleading the reader in
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Writers usually tend to contribute numerous reasons of why they protest war and numerous examples to support their reasons. They provide lists, to give a bigger illustration of what they are protesting. In Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” He gives a variety of lists of the soldiers’ necessities or of what they carried. Some of the necessities that the soldiers need are, “P-38 can openers, pocket knives, heat tabs / wristwatches, dog tags / and two or three canteens of water”(2-5). This list helped display what they needed and how they did not get the same things as people who were not soldiers, therefore the use of structure helps the writer give the audience many examples of what they receive or have. This document gives many other examples of structure. A soldier named “Dave Jensen, who practiced field hygiene, carried a toothbrush, dental / floss, and several hotel-sized bars of soap”(7-8), had a variety of things that he did. O’Brien provides a list to give an assortment of the tasks Jensen did and the things he
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