Use of Similes,Metaphors and Personification by Wilfred Owen

Length: 3 Pages 827 Words

There are many ways to get people to understand a point that is trying to be made. In Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen uses similes, metaphors and personification to paint a vivid picture in the reader's imagination which results in a greater impact and more enlightening experience. In Anthem for Doomed Youth, Owen uses metaphors to show how quickly young men were dying, "...who die as cattle?" The way cattle are killed, they are corralled and then led into a slaughterhouse one by one where they are killed and then processed. Another view is that this statement is "making the men appear ignorant, senseless and helpless". This comparison is used to show that people were dying in mass numbers without an end in sight. He also uses metaphors to describe the sounds that we cannot hear ourselves, but with some help we can imagine them. "The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;" His metaphor recreates the high-pitched screaming that the shells made as they rained from the sky. He also uses personification to show the reader how it felt being in that situation where guns were present and ready to fire at a moments notice. "Only the monstrous anger of the guns." This leads us to think that e Continue...


More sample essays on Use of Similes,Metaphors and Personification by Wilfred Owen

    Wilfred Owen
    .... and forcefully..." Owen capitalizes greatly on this by using strong metaphors and similes. .... The repeated use of "naming" and "call" suggests the text which .... (3450 14 )

    Songs and poems have the power
    .... poetry, the irony of war can be expressed through metaphors, similes and personification along with .... Lime" this is a relation to hell with the use or words .... (733 3 )

    Poetry of World War One
    .... achieved in this poem was due to his ability to use everyday words .... limped on, blood-shod." Owen incorporated an array of similes and metaphors to further .... (1844 7 )

    war1
    .... The poets use a number of techniques to create vivid scenarios of the war. .... Sassoon's poem is more to the point and there are no metaphors or similes in his .... (1040 4 )

    War Poetry Comparison
    .... in the first stanza, Owen uses similes to introduce .... of the gore is not present, Owen's clever metaphors and vivid .... and all to do with Owen's subtle use of loud .... (2540 10 )

Metaphors can also be used to describe a scene, "Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud. " By using metaphors to show how people were dying, ". who die as cattle", there is a greater impact and emotion than just saying people were dying. He continues to use personification to illustrate sounds, "Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle. They can also be used to describe features of a person, such as the facial expressions of the dying soldiers. When "Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle. If he wrote in this fashion, the poem would lose all of its impact. "Bent Double, like old beggars under sacks" is used to show that they were sitting with their knees bent, arms around their legs trying to get warm; just like a beggar sleeps in an alley under his covers without a pillow. " shows us that the unfortunate soldier was gasping for air but was only breathing water (figuratively speaking) in Owen's sea of green gas.

PROFESSIONAL ESSAYS:

Dylan Thomas
death to night and life to day, and he uses metaphors and similes that draw him to be filled with distress and anxiety, something that the use of oxymoron (1541 6 )

Dylan Thomas' Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
death to night and life to day, and he uses metaphors and similes that draw him to be filled with distress and anxiety, something that the use of oxymoron (1540 6 )

Salvation and Talk of the Town
line in his piece sets this tone and demonstrates his use of fiction 1). His story is filled with figurative language like metaphors and similes and other (1569 6 )

The Oldest Living Thing In LA
The poet also employs the use of figurative imagery other than personification and allusion. He also uses metaphors and similes to help convey the urban jungle (754 3 )

The Oldest Living Thing in LA
The poet also employs the use of figurative imagery other than personification and allusion. He also uses metaphors and similes to help convey the urban jungle (748 3 )