What is the context of Wilfred Owen's poem The Send Off?
In "The Send Off" Wilfred Owen is referring to British troops on their way to the battlelines in WWI. Owen fought (and died) in the Great War himself.
The Soldier, (by Robert Frost) Ashes of Soldiers, (by Walt Witman) The soldiers Return: A Ballad, (by Robert Burns) Soldier, Soldier, (by Rudyard Kipling) Many Soldiers, (by Edgar Lee Masters) The Soldier, (by Gerard Manley Hopkins) and The Young Soldier, (by Wilfred Owens) and The Soldier. (by Rupert Brooke)
This is a poem about the first world war. The poem starts with a description of soldiers marching away from the battlefield, they are incredibly tired and hoping to get some rest. Gas! Gas! Quick boys! means there is an attack with mustard gas, which was frequently used in that war. So they need to put on the gasmasks. One of the soldiers doesn't succeed in doing this in time and he chokes.
the techniques used in the poem anthem for doomed youth is shown in the first stanza where Wilfred Owen writs "bells for those who die like cattle" in this sentence it contrast with a normal funeral ceremony and death at a battlefield where no one cares if you die in this Poem the poet also discusses the multitude of people being slaughtered the rhetorical question Wilfred Owen has asked has a lot of dramatic effect…
What effect does Wilfred Owen give to the reader by rhyming every other line in Dulce et Decorum est?
By rhyming every other line in his poem, "Dulce et Decorum est.," Wilfred Owen seems to be accentuating the creeping horror of war. The rhythmic nature it lends to the poem also echoes the "trudge" of the men. Owen was known for his ability to honestly and gruesomely expose the reader to the hopelessness and loss he experienced in war.
This poem was written by the English First World War poet Wilfred Owen, and is about a German chemical weapon attak upon the British trenches. 'Dulce et Decorum Est' is a line written by the Roman poet Horace, which means 'it is sweet and proper to die for one's country'. Wilfred Owen titled the poem sardonically, in effect saying that after the horrors he experienced in WW1, it was anything OTHER than sweet and lovely…
A thematic poem is a poem containing a theme or thematic statement. A theme is basically what the main topic of the poem is, for examle a theme in Romeo and Juliet is love. A thematic statement is a message that the author is trying to send his/her readers through the poem. For example, a thematic statement in Romeo and Juliet is that love can always overcome hate.