Literary Terms and Imagery help?

World War I was almost certainly the most horrible war ever fought because of the deadly combination of new weapons and old strategies. In one battle lasting only a few days (the third battle of Ypres), one side of the war (the Allies) had 300,000 soldiers killed in only a few square miles of battle ground. One of the most terrible weapons used was poison gas, which entered the lungs and created a chemical reaction that that caused an extremely painful death. The poet Wilfred Owen was a British soldier in World War I, and he wrote a poem about it. (See the content area for a link to the poem.)Write a description of the techniques Owen uses as a part of his voice in this poem. Explain how Owens personal feelings about the war come through in his voice. Be sure to talk about the literary terms you learned and the use of imagery. Give specific examples. Your description should be at least 300 words long. The more examples you use, the better. Make sure you use your essay skills here!

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  1. tittups says:

    Consider this just a start, some hopefully helpful comments from a n old guy who subbed in a special ed junior high class today and too tired to write complete sentences or spell checkr. The use of imagery by seems to be mostly Simile: Examples:like old beggars under sackscoughing like hags,And flound’ring like a man in fire or limeAs under a green sea,like a devil’s sick of sin; Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cudNote progression of verb tenses and from past, withAbundant use of Participles, participle phrases used in descriptions(Past participles) (more toward beginning)Bent doubleKnock-kneedblood-shodDrunk with fatigue tired, outstrippedto more Present Participles and {Gerund} (increasing toward the middle)– An ecstasy of { fumbling }coughinghauntingguttering,(11) choking, drowningsmotheringHis hanging faceOwen uses a couple images containing [Absolute clauses]I saw [him drowning]watch the white [eyes writhing ] in his face, , the blood [Come gargling]Then the use of verbal modifiers ends.In fact the last verb phrase, “would not tell” atands amidst noun and adjective phrases. No action.The narrative voice seems to follow the past– setting the scenePresent, the experience -ing…ing…ingnegative conditional (like, if you have a chance to say this, don’t!)_I don’t know what literary terms you’re supposed to know. you probably noticed the use of alternating rhyming lines.They’re supposed to teach you that Shakespeare wrote mostly in Iambic PentaMETERThis poem has some iambic pentameter where Owen is narrating the main action, but he’s not consistent throughout the entire poem. The meter seems to be mostly hexameter, you could make a case for a Spondee at the beginning of each of the first nine lines (down to Gas! Gas!. . .After that it seems to switches to pentameter for 6 linesTwo lines of hexameter beginning with 2 accented syllables:He plunges at me, guttering,(11) choking, drowning. If in some smothering dreams you too could pace9 more lines of pentameter.Then –~—–/—-/—–/—~–/—~—/—~…The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est –/—-/–/-/—/–/Pro patria mori. I’d read the last two lines with 6 accented syllables each, as marked.I’m pretty sure the Hexameter and the six-syllable final line are no coincidence. It reminds me of the drum beat in a funeral march._______________________________________…Snow day today, no school, no work on roof, so I’m coming back to this. I hope you have more than one day to write the essay. (also, i was writing an answer to your Q about the guy, but it was resolved B4 i could post. If you ask a similar Q, i’ll A. (I know, eff him, but for future reference. . .) or you can clik on my profile, send email and I’ll delete this part of the answer. —————————————… Alliteration:–Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, (some of the words create a type of onomatopoeia: the S’s and C/k’s imitate the sound of walking and slipping through mud.)–Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots (M’s like humming to sleep, ironic too marching asleepConsonance-(repetition of a consonant sound in anywhere in the words of a line): –And towards our distant rest(3) began to trudge. (T’s & D’s) –But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; (L’s)Oxymoron—(putting together words and images that would normally seem to be opposites):-An ecstasy of fumbling,-haunting flares -thick green light, -desperate gloryOther unexpected juxtapositions of words:-we cursed through sludge (expected: trudged through the sludge)-limped on, blood-shod (expected almost cliché: trod rough-shod )-smothering dreams ( I don’t know exactly what I’ expect here—maybe it’s the contrast between a pleasant dream like “mothering a child” and this horrific vision, understated as a “smothering dream” The entire poem is based on the irony between the title and final line, and the experience described in the battle scene: DULCE ET DECORUM EST – the first words of a Latin saying (taken from an ode by Horace). The words were widely understood and often quoted at the start of the First World War. They mean “It is sweet and right.” The full saying ends the poem: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori – it is sweet and right to die for your country. In other words, it is a wonderful and great honour to fight and die for your country.