Analysis - Journal #3

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Perry 1 C3C Jason S H Perry English 211 - T2A Captain Dandeles 20 February 2008 Analysis of “In Flanders Fields” Through the use of abstract and concrete rhetoric, John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields” demonstrates the influential power of words and their effect on the human mind. Narrated from the author’s first-person perspective, the poem appeals to the reader’s senses and implants a vivid snapshot of Flanders fields into the mind of the reader, evoking one’s primitive feelings of sadness and anger, which contribute to the overall effectiveness of the piece. Although the poem opens in a depressing tone by illustrating the harsh realities of war, the theme clearly focuses on patriotism and avenging the deaths of fellow brothers-in-arms. The first stanza of the poem can be reasonably compared to T.S. Eliot’s “The winter evening settles down,” Section I of “Preludes,” in that both authors provide the reader with the essential background information for establishing the initial tone of the poem. McCrae’s
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course ENGLISH 211 taught by Professor English211 during the Spring '08 term at Air Force Academy.

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Analysis - Journal #3 - Perry 1 C3C Jason S H Perry English...

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