comparison of poems the conflict cluster

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  • Conflict: comparison
  • The Charge of the Light Bridgade
  • earth /water imagery , nature
  • contrast horror of war with everyday comedy that makes up human
  • language becomes meaningless or impossible (shattered) in the face of violence
  • powerful female voices
  • the poet's relationships with the subject matter is diferent - personal , perspective
  • deep difficult emotion of being at such a distance from the events that bring them grief
  • explore the ways ideas can be expressed in symbols
  • mourning in f , dying in b
  • heat of the action
  • range of language techniques to express feelings
    • Belfast Confetti
  • theme and use of imagery
  • image built around tre,, nature
  • contreasts in form structure and tone
  • the symbols have very similar meanings or impersonal nationalism yet poppies poet is evoked by the symbol
  • death on a large scale
    • Mametz Wood
  • relationship between social history and personal tradgedy
  • preservation of the dead
  • public memorials
    • The Charge of the Light Bridgade
  • disasters that become widespread media events
    • innocent victimes
    • Out of the blue
      • death on a large scale
        • Mametz Wood
  • the way the victims are displayed
  • death of ordinary soldiers in WW1
    • hawk roosting
  • links a specific place to larger events in human history
    • The yellow Palm
      • symbolism of trees
  • connecting with stories one poet is watching farmers (detatched) the other is present at the scene
    • how divisions are created in the mind
      • At the Border, 1979
        • the power of a national symbol in poppies
          • Poppies
            • looking for consolation in the face of death using beautiful imagery
            • the power of symbolism
    • child involvement used to make it seem stupid
      • The Right Word
    • soldiers and civillians become part of everyday life
      • The Right Word
    • language in conflict, difficulty in expressing themselves
      • Belfast Confetti
    • poets struggle to describe conflict
    • their tools (words) seem to fail them
    • doubt
    • both seem nonsensical at first
    • words are a tool for ordering thought
      • some events are so shocking language can't give them meaning
    • eloquent strangeness usedto demonstrate this
      • next of course to god America i
        • language keeps warring parties apart
    • linking violence of war to idyllic homelife
      • Futility
        • futility is moment of peace not het of action
          • Bayonet Charge
    • rich natural imagery to contrast with death
      • Poppies
        • looking for consolation in the face of death using beautiful imagery
        • the power of symbolism
    • similar in tone
    • similar subject matter
    • drifferent tone
      • glory will never fade
      • hymn and marching song
        • about a charge
          • Bayonet Charge
        • zoomed out, soomed in
        • rich impression of whole action
        • widescreen perspective
          • emotional response of an individual
          • the actual experience of conflict
          • political speech
            • next of course to god America i
              • language keeps warring parties apart
            • hawk roosting
          • examines why politicians use language
          • different meanings
          • polician isdeceitful hawk is open
          • nature imagery
          • negative
          • leaves are falling
          • hawk is about political exploitation not beauty and speed
            • the falling leaves
          • nature offers a timelessunchanging backdropfor the recurring tradgediese of mankind

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