The commoner regards the patriot as a public hero who is received with much respect and devotion. The speaker then returns to the present and discusses what he sees. He discusses the current situation and contrasts it with the situation a year ago on the same day. Then he concludes that both the hero and the commoner will be forgotten in time.
Glory is fleeting, even for heroes. Men remember the deeds of great warriors past, but they forget those who fought beside them every day. Eventually, the speaker hopes, the hero will be remembered only by historians.
This poem uses irony to discuss men's attitudes toward heroes. First, the poet tells us that we should not regard heroes as gods because people usually remember the mighty but never the humble. Then, he changes gears and says that some heroes will go down in history while others won't. In fact, some heroes will be forgotten entirely while others will become mythological figures. Finally, he states that everyone who has ever made a difference will be remembered by someone, though not always for good reasons.
In conclusion, this poem suggests that men's opinions of heroes are very subjective. Some people will remember the great deeds of soldiers past while others will ignore them. However, everyone who has ever lived will be remembered by someone. Though not all memories will be positive ones.
This poem exemplifies courage and generosity, two qualities that a "hero" should possess. It also demonstrates sacrifice. As the youngster tells the facts of his narrative, it is evident that he wishes to be "The Hero" he speaks about and finds admirable. This poem could be interpreted as saying that if you are going to be a hero, then do it wholeheartedly or not at all.
Furthermore, the poem shows that being a hero can be difficult. Only someone who has experienced many hardships can understand how hard it is for others who have not gone through similar things. Even so, some people still dream of being heroes. If this describes you, try to fulfill these men and women's dreams by doing something special or helping others.
At the end of the poem, we are told that since the youngster became a man he has continued to be a hero. This means that even though he is now an old man, he continues to show courage and generosity because it is those traits that make a person heroic.
Finally, the poem indicates that being a hero can be fun. Imagination is needed to be a hero; therefore, it is necessary to give yourself up to your fantasies and create wonderful stories or games.
Thus, the hero of this poem is young at heart but knows what needs to be done to become one.
"For the Fallen" honors British servicemen who died in action during World War I. The poem honors the soldiers' tragic deaths while also underlining the grandeur of their devotion. The poem emphasizes that dying for one's nation and the principles of freedom is the ultimate act of patriotism.
The first line states that the following list includes all those who died for their country. This list can be interpreted as all those who served in World War I, including civilians. It can also be interpreted as a list of names of deceased service members.
The second line begins with a word often used to introduce a quotation: "Never before have so many been killed..." This line tells us that during World War I, men were dying in large numbers for the first time.
The third line begins with a preposition meaning "in fulfillment of a vow or promise": They gave their lives "that others might live." This line tells us that the people who wrote the poem believed that dying for one's country was a worthy cause.
Dying for one's country is not an easy thing to do. Soldiers must leave their homes, travel across long distances, fight against other countries, and sometimes lose these battles. However, they continue to follow the belief that fighting for one's country is the right thing to do.
He does not want the rest of the world to think of him as frail or sensitive. He want for the world to recognize his bravery and gallantry. He has a loyal and honest love for his mother, as seen by his willingness to save her at the expense of his own life; this, according to the poem, transforms him into a true hero. He wants people to know that he is not the same as other boys his age, because he has proved himself worthy of respect and admiration.
In conclusion, the message of the poem is that there are different kinds of courage. True courage is when you face your fears and pursue what you believe in, even if others don't agree.
Both poems, Poppies and War Photographer, depict powerful emotions through the eyes of those who are not involved in the fight but are affected by it in some way. The war photographer compares his work to poppies because both images contain a lot of white space that makes the subject stand out from its background.
Poppies were first used as a symbol for war during the Napoleonic Wars. They are still used today when representing violence or death. The poem itself was written by Wilfred Owen who fought in both World Wars. It is considered one of the most important poems about war since 1914.
Owen's own experience in war is reflected in many of the lines of the poem: "the fury of a fire / Or the blackness of a night without end". He also references other people who died in battle such as "rivers made red with blood" and "soldiers dead by the hundred". However, despite all this tragedy, there is also hope offered by the fact that "some do return". This part of the poem is probably why people continue to visit battlefields today in an attempt to see where these soldiers are buried so they can be given a proper burial.