21st June 2018

Anthem for doomed youth

Task one 

What has been included? The use of description has been included using descriptive words like shires, pallor, demented, mockeries etc. to describe the scene he’s trying to show us through his writing showing us the brutality of war. A meaning has been used to the poem in the first paragraph of the poem it shows us the poet is writing/talking about being in the war and the second paragraph is about outside of what’s happened in the war

Why have specific words been chosen? The specific words have been chosen to show us what message he wants to get through to us through describing giving readers visual images

What do the words convey? The message he is trying to show us through words from what is see is through language is his sadness and deep meaning of how he views the war it is personal to him it seems as it is a way of him trying to describe his pain through the words he’s using the for of writing for his catharsis

How do the words effect out understanding of what is taking place?  Because all the words used to describe in this poem are depressive or catharsis language all of which are mostly related to death the words pall, pallor, shires, drawing down of blinds, candles, bugles, demented, passing bells all of these words related to death and in this case war related deaths of young men or woman in the war. these words effect how we interperate and understand this poem because of the meaning behind the language/ use of words that Wilfred Owen choose to put into the poem “Anthem for doomed youth”

Task two

What has been included? use of language features to describe feelings/ emotion/ catharsis through language feature Wilfred Owen had smartly decided to use to get across a strong point of the poem, But we also need to think about what things he has left out that could have grown the poems meaning and emotion more.

Why have the specific language techniques been chosen? Because each language feature is used for a specific reason the poem Wilfred Owen has uses

similes: which are used to create an imaginative thought of what is being described example “these who die as cattle”.

Personification: a figure intended to represent an abstract quality. Personification often makes the reader feel inquisitive.  eg-“monstrous anger of guns” its given a human quality to make it more powerful than it may be.

Alliteration: The alliteration is used for a dramatic effect. Eg- “drawing-down” “rifles” “rapid rattle”

Repetition: draws attention to and emphasises the idea/word/phrase/theme/concept/t highlights its importance E.g.- “only….only” “no…..no”

Rhetorical question: This feature is used to make the reader think about the possible answer and involve them. E.g.- “What passing bells for these who die is cattle?” “What candles may be held to speed them all?”

What do the techniques convey? it gets the idea across through the language features that have been chosen showing us in detail positive and negative experiences through the language features that Wilfred Owen has chosen.

How do the techniques affect our understanding of what is taking place? that the language Wilfred Owen has used for example when he uses personifications like “monstrous anger of guns” it shows us emotion and unique qualities that the poem peruses showing the reader of the poem that the poem is meaningful and has a greater meaning behind his writing than we may think.


Task three

What has been included? 


How have positive and negative ideas been represented throughout the poem the language choice and images? the poem has shown both positive and negative ideas these have been represented by language features, personal experiences, emotion/catharsis, beliefs etc. This poem is deep, happy, sad this poem has meaning showing readers what he experienced in the war and his personal response to that.

List a number of examples of positive and negative vocabulary/images that are used to explain why this contrast is used? 


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