Dear Maggie, It’s inevitable that this must be hard on you, considering you don’t support my decision to join the war, but I’ll have you know that this dreadful place has me missing you all that much more. The fact that you are trying to understand, while being a French Canadian, really shows what an inspirational women you truly are. My passionate tie to Britain persuaded me to join the war, and there was no way I could pass up the opportunity to show my appreciation for our mother country. Training camp in Val Cartier was nothing I was prepared for. The British had high expectations for us Canadian Soldiers, expectations that we weren’t able to live up to while entering the training camp. None of us had much training or experience, this forced Britain to crack the whip and become very strict. Our training was very unusual and unexpected; we seemed to do a lot of aerobic-like exercises that took all of us by surprise. We have just conquered Vimy Ridge. This is the first battle that we have been able to act together. It is truly a defining moment for our country, we are finally able to rise from the shadows of Britain and realize the greatness we are capable of achieving. We were given a new Canadian Corps commander named Sir William Byng; he has done a miraculous job helping us capture this difficult position by carefully planning and rehearsing the attack. Although there was nearly ten thousand men killed and wounded, it was worth is to capture the land where there is no such thing as a surprise attack. There is no way to describe to you what it’s like here. I wake up from nightmares relieved that it’s over, until I finally realize that reality is much worse. There is no feeling insurmountable to those I’ve faced. The only thing keeping me going is the thought of home. You’d expect the battle field to be where the real horror is, but there is nothing
Dear U.S. Soldier;
I will have to be the first to admit, I don't understand what the whole war is all about. I just know that you are there and not here with your families and living your everyday lives. I think that is really rotten and I wish it didn't have to be that way. I'm writing this letter because I want to thank you for your sacrifice, fighting for your country and for me. I know you don't know me but that's how it feels, you are fighting for me, because I can't be there….
Based on the email written “American Soldier Letter,” the unnamed soldier is a skeptical and exhausted individual who shows his feelings towards his experiences in Iraq. His attitudes toward his services are shown through his tone in the letter, the sarcastic examples of language to create a sense of humor, and syntax/appeals given to the readers by the speaker.
Throughout the letter, the author implicates the harsh living conditions in Iraq by using an angry and tired tone. The author first reveals….
Grant is in a position where every day is filled with anxiety and fear that it may be his last, but this is not easily recognized in his writing. In his letters he speaks in such a way that he seems calm and is taking everything confidently. For instance, in a letter to his friend John W. Lowe, on May 3rd, 1847, he writes, “You say you would like to hear more about the war. If you had seen as much of it as I have you would be tired of the subject. I am heartily tired of the wars. If you were to see….
Confederate Soldier: Wade Collins
July 1st, 1863
This letter might be the last time you ever hear from me. I’m writing this letter to you to inform you that I entered this war with confidence and a true heart, knowing that I’m fighting for an honorable and true cause.
We have stationed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania but I’d rather be home with the family in South Carolina. The Union and the Confederates have collided on this day, July 1st, 1863; Lee….
On November 11, 1921, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was established in order to remember the men and women and at least give credit to the people who fought for our country but couldn't identify them. I should be chosen for the wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier because I want to show them my absolute sincerest gratitude towards them. There are no words to explain how much obligation I have for all the soldiers who have fought for my freedom. This is important to me because I would….
random gunshots in the distance not letting me sleep. Attempting to sleep in this tiny tent with several patches sowed onto the roof. We arrived safely to the camp. There will be no drill today therefore I will have time to write you several more letters. We arrive fairly late here to the city; we marched to the main tent to have some dinner. The food is not so bad, every time reminding me of those wonderful hot meals you gave me every night.
Setting up the tent was not much of a problem; we….
Patrick’s Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus
Patrick’s letter to the soldiers of Coroticus is supposedly the second letter as he already had attempted to send a previous letter with a priest he ‘had taught since his infancy’ and other men of god, which suggests that he either brought the man with him from Britain, or that he had been in Ireland for several years already. When he realised that his newly baptised followers would not be released, he wrote this second letter. This document, however….
‘The Soldier’ by Rupert Brooke
‘Asleep’ by Wilfred Owen
These two poems show the difference of how death in the war could be written in many ways. The poets used a variety of language techniques and also the imagery being extracted by the reader. This will also help me to shape my understanding of war and hopefully lead to a change of perspective for people.
Both poets have used a wide range of language techniques in both of their poems. One of the techniques used is….
IF I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by the suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Thesis: There are several differences between Brooke and his poem and Owen and his poem.
1.) Owen vs. Brooke
2.) Owen’s Poem vs. Brooke’s Poem
3.) Owen’s opinion of the war vs. Brooke’s opinion of the war
Both of these poems took place during World War I. This was a very dark and gloomy time period. Though both of these poems are very different they are both true of the war….