Comparison

Topics: Poetry, Sonnet, Death Pages: 2 (790 words) Published: December 9, 2012
The soldier was written in ww1 and the language used to formal e.g. “concealed” rather than “hidden”. The second poem was written more recently and uses informal language “yobbo” and “belly”. I think both poems, “why patriots are nuts in the head” and “the soldier” are important. Both poets use a range of vocabulary telling us they put effort in. the soldier describes death war very little but describes death. On the other hand, the second poem describes war like hell saying “belly shot away” and it says you rot on the corner of a field next to a soldier. This tells me that death is awaiting you as soon as you join the army. He is serious about the poem as he cares about people and he wants to save their lives so he exaggerates war like a horror in order to save people. The soldier is serious about the poem as he wants to be remembered, he wants to show everyone his love for Britain. He doesn’t want to be another soldier who gets forgotten in history. He wants to express his love for god in order to go into heaven so he has to be taking the poem seriously.’

Brooke believes that going to war was a path to heaven; he believed “all evil shall shed away “so he probably thought war was his way of showing his love and compassion to god. Brooke believed in the afterlife “English heaven”. I thought war was right so I changed my mind when I found out an intelligent young boy has died. His writing was outstanding and I fell sorry that he died so now I think war is wrong. Using further research I discovered an iambic pentameter, consisting of an unaccented and accented syllable. Since this poem was written as an Italian verse, the rhyme pattern used in this poem is arranged into fixed pattern. For example: 

‘If I should die, think only this of me: (A)
That there's some corner of a foreign field (B)
that is forever England. There shall be (A)
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;’ (B)

It has two verses and a sestet, such as ABAB CDCD EFG EFG. The first...
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