By doing this the readers have a better understanding of his position on fighting in a war; that it is not kind. The poem revolves around the importance, ethics, and honor behind the death in war. War presents soldiers with brutal conditions and often results in a high death count, and I think Crane is trying to portray the message that we should avoid war. There is also the image of the eagle crest, a symbol of peace for America; however, there is no choice for many men to go into war. Mother whose heart hung humble as a buttonOn the bright splendid shroud of your son,Do not weep. The narrator then emphasizes the fact that these men were to fight and die for the reason that they went ahead to go to war.
Mother whose humble heart hung with her son, do not cry. Paraphrase: Woman, do not cry because was is kind. Without these sarcastic statements, the anti-war sentiment of the piece would not have been as strongly evident and would have certainly taken away from the piece. War is far from kind. Hoarse, booming drums of the regiment, Little souls who thirst for fight, These men were born to drill and die.
Do not weep, babe, for war is kind. Hoarse, booming drums of the regiment, Little souls who thirst for fight, These men were born to drill and die. Do not weep, babe, for war is kind. Crane uses diction to appeal to the readers' senses. Chew on This This poem is about how all war does is destroy families; the relationships between maidens and lovers, babes and fathers, and mothers and sons are all destroyed by war. Point for them the virtue of slaughter, Make plain to them the excellence of killing And a field where a thousand corpses lie. Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind, Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky And the affrighted steed ran on alone, Do not weep.
Do not weep, babe, for war is kind. For example, when Crane says that field is filled with a thousand corpses, the readers are left to wonder how that represents war being kind. Crane illustrates that he is being verbally ironic. T- The theme is that war is awful and it tears families apart. The speaker also tries to convince a baby of the positive aspects of war. One of the most effective emotional appeals Crane uses is downplaying. Crane uses the poem, through the speaker, to address the lover of a soldier who has died in battle.
The poet illustrates a scene as to where most readers would feel sorrow and sympathy towards the maiden and perhaps have the speaker in the poem enlighten the maiden as to how rough war can be. By comparing the regiment to an eagle, the readers can analysis that Crane believes that they soldiers are strong and brave. Navy, he saw his share of war and death as a journalist, covering conflicts in Greece, Puerto Rico, Cuba, andSpain. Crane uses words that would make one think of pain and suffering. However, all along the story, Amy uses the point of view as a narrator to tell what she has experienced and what she feels in her mind.
The poet uses imagery and irony to make a picture of the uselessness of war. Fast shining flag of the regiment,Eagle with crest of red and gold,These men were born to kill and die. Through the use of structure and sarcasm Stephen Crane persuades the reader to look at war through his eyes in a very critical manner. Even though these men are trained to fight, they should not be. The unexplained glory flies above them, Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom— A field where a thousand corpses lie. The unexplained glory flies above them.
For example, the drums are set to place an imagine in the readers for the reason that the whole scene changes to be more drastic. The poem is structured into five stanzas that seem to go back and forth, brilliance explained upon further examination. Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind, Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky And the affrighted steed ran on alone, Do not weep. The amount of destruction and death war causes, reverberates for centuries. But, besides that aspect I found this poem to be very well written and I enjoyed it very much. I: There is war-like imagery throughout the poem with regards to the glistening flags and regiment drums.
The beginning stanza confirms the tone while it addresses the lover of a soldier who has died in battle. In the first few lines of the poem, the reader can already receive a feel of the irony as the poet describes the scene of a maiden left behind as her lover falls in battle. The repetition of this phrase is the make the point that war isn't kind. Grant at City Point, montage of images, 1902 Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind. It causes nothing but death, heartbreak, loss, in short all kinds of bad stuff. He desires to present the world as he sees it rather than the way he wants it to be. His purpose of using that was to a sarcastic tone to the poem.
The unexplained glory flies above them. Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky And the affrighted steed ran on alone, Do not weep. On the other hand, The Colored soldiers is a poem to praise black men who served the Army during the civil war. Point for them the virtue of slaughter, Make plain to them the excellence of killing And a field where a thousand corpses lie. Including conversations, all of the narrations clearly describes a different characteristic between the narrator and other people.