Power and Conflict Poetry Quotes

4 quotes per poem which I feel are the most effective. The same quotes dont work for different people but I hope they're of use!

  • Created by: skent6
  • Created on: 12-02-19 18:14
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  • Power and Conflict Poetry
    • Kamikaze
      • a one way journey into histiory
      • like bunting on a green-blue translucent sea
      • they treated him as though he no longer existed
      • gradually we too learned to be silent
    • London
      • every black'ning church appals
      • marriage hearse
      • mind forg'd manacles I hear
      • the chartered Thames
    • The Emigree
      • my memory of it is sunlight-clear
      • my city comes to me in its own white plane
      • There was once a country
      • that bright filled paperweight
    • My Last Duchess
      • that's my last Duchess
      • my gift of a 900 years old name
      • Notice Neptune... taming a sea-horse
      • I gave commands; then all smiles stopped
    • Ozymandias
      • 'my name is Ozymandias king of kings'
      • sneer of cold command
      • round the decay of that colossal wreck
      • lone and level sands stretch far away
    • Bayonet Charge
      • suddenly he awoke and was running - raw
      • king, honour, human dignity dropped like luxuries
      • threw up a yellow hare
      • patriotic tear
    • Storm On The Island
      • We are prepared
      • Exploding comfortably
      • spits tame cat turned savage
      • It is a huge nothing we fear
    • Exposure
      • But nothing happens
      • merciless iced east winds that knive us
      • black with snow
      • slowly our ghosts drag home
    • Poppies
      • leaned against it like a wishbone
      • spasms of paper red
      • hoping to hear your playground voice
      • walked with you to the front door, threw it open
    • Checking Out Me History
      • Dem tell me wha dem want to tell me
      • Dem never tell me bout nanny de maroon
      • Dem tell me bout 1066 and all dat
      • I carving me own identity
    • Remains
      • probably armed, possibly not
      • rips through his life
      • his bloody life in my bloody hands
      • his blood-shadow stays on the street
    • The Prelude
      • towered up between me and the stars
      • a huge peak black and huge
      • huge and mighty forms, that do not live like living men
      • my boat heaved through the water like a swan
    • Charge Of The Light Brigade
      • jaws of Death
      • valley of Death
      • someone had blundered
      • while horse and hero fell
    • Tissue
      • in the back of the Koran... names and histories
      • what was paid by credit card might fly our lives like kites
      • who was born to whom... who died where and how
      • with living tissue raise a structure never meant to last
    • War Photographer
      • All flesh is grass
      • a hundred agonies in black-and-white
      • spools of suffering set out in ordered rows
      • his hands, which did not seem to tremble then though seem to now

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