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More English Poetry of the Great War

There was no glory in the industrial slaughter on the Western Front, and soldier poets considered the dismal reality of death and dismemberment.

Anthem for Doomed Youth… 768 more words

History

"grimly gay"

Oxymorons: a rhetorical device for morons.

Not really.

Oxymorons are a figure of speech, often crafted to reveal a paradox. They are sly and creative means through which authors juxtapose elements that appear to be contradictory, but which contain a concealed point. 367 more words

Academic

Poem of the Day for July 23, 2016

Futility

Move him into the sun-
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of fields unsown.
Always it woke him, even in France, 68 more words

Poetry

BOOK REVIEW: QUITE EARLY ONE MORNING by DYLAN THOMAS

BOOK REVIEW: QUITE EARLY ONE MORNING by DYLAN THOMAS

BOOK: Quite Early One Morning

AUTHOR: Dylan Thomas

GENRE: Poetry, Short Stories

ISBN: 046002065x

FIRST PUBLISHED: 1954… 1,127 more words

Writing

Cita con la muerte

Alfred Perceval Graves y su esposa Amalie recibieron la noticia que toda pareja teme recibir alguna vez. Una carta fechada el 22 de julio de 1916, firmada por el teniente coronel C. 1,051 more words

Gabinete Caligari

Bodily Subtraction of the Object: The Rhyming of Wilfred Owen’s Poetical Being

“[T]he poem, or the great poem, lets itself be translated. Admittedly, the loss is immense and irreversible. Song, rhythms, cadence, sounds, stanzas are almost always abolished in one fell swoop. 3,073 more words

Books

The difficulty of writing war poetry

At The Guardian, (July 9, 2016) Andrew Motion writes about changes in war poetry since World War I:

There is more to war poetry than mud, wire and slaughter… 239 more words