Introduction: The poems ”Dulce et Decorum Est”,  “Anthem for Doomed Youth” and “Exposure”  written by Wilfred Owen. Wilfred uses numerous language techniques throughout these poems in order to bring the idea of how war is not glorious and how it is “pointless” and a “waste of youth”. Similes, and Metaphors are used in these poems […]

‘The Wave’   Written by Morton Rhue. The Wave is a novel that demonstrates leadership, independence, and bravery. This novel is about a year 12 history class at Gordon High School studying World War Two. The students did not understand why the other German citizens hadn’t realised what Hitler and the Nazis were doing to […]

Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knive us . . . Wearied we keep awake because the night is silent . . . Low drooping flares confuse our memory of the salient . . . Worried by silence, sentries whisper, curious, nervous,        But nothing happens. Watching, we hear the mad gusts tugging on the wire, Like twitching […]

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?       — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.       Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;       Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,— The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;       And bugles calling for […]

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to […]

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