War poetry - English 102 Poetry Midterm Paper April 19,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
English 102 Poetry Midterm Paper May 13, 2009 War poetry does not give us the historical knowledge that is presented in history textbooks. It does, however, give us personal experiences, visuals of what are happening, and sometimes humor. The most important part of war poetry is that it allows us to remember what happened. When reading a textbook about history, you will get the general knowledge about the events that took place; you will not get all the personal experiences or things that you can get from poetry. Personal experiences are kept to a minimum in history books. War poetry tells a lot more in depth personal experiences. The poem that sticks in my mind when I think about some of the personal experiences that I read about was the poem “Sergeant Brandon Just, U.S.M.C.” It explains how Sung, a six year old girl, was found in a pile of dead people. The napalm made it look like she was among those that were dead. It continues to talk about how he visited her in the hospital because she had no one else. She always knew it was him coming to visit her, and she would go to him. Reading this is a great example of personal
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Ivry during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Whitewater.

Page1 / 2

War poetry - English 102 Poetry Midterm Paper April 19,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online