“Review of Poems’

‘Anthem’ Questions

  1. Is this an anti-war poem? Explain and use examples to support your answer. It is the WWI poem of the war.

2. Do the rhymes and rhythm affect the meaning of the poem in any way? Does the music of the poem have anything to do with the music of war—those bells and choirs of shells? Explain and use examples to support your answer.     The rhymes and rhymes do affect the poem because if it didn’t have that it would be not good. The bells and the rest have to make the poem feel what would happen In the war.

  1. Where’s our speaker? And who is he? How do you know this? Give examples The speaker is the person that wrote about what his time was like in the war before he died. The person is Wilfred Owen. He now’s this because he was the guy that wrote the poem.
  2.  And what do you make of that last image? Are these people drawing down their blinds to shut out the world’s phony rituals and mourn and suffer in their own private way? Or are they foolishly blocking out the horrors of war?  I make of the last image is that it is ver sad because it means people are dyeing.They are done being in pain they just want to pane to stop and they also mean they are going to die.

3.  What do you make of the title? Is this poem itself an anthem?  The way I think of this tittle is that it is sad for the people who died in the war. I think it is an anthem because of the sound and of the bells and what happens in the war.

‘Dolce’ Questions

  1. Why do you think the poem ends with a Latin quote? Why not an English slogan?  I think that it is cool but also it is very annoying to hear it. It is not an English slogan because the war took place somewhere the country people speak latin.
  2. Do you think that the speaker creates a realistic picture of his own experiences? Why or why not? Give examples to support your answer. I think the speaker makes a realistic picture of what he went though.
  3. How would you characterize the speaker’s attitude towards war? Give examples to support your opinion. The speaker’s attitude to this poem is that he is sad,mad,and miss his family

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