A Hope Poem

A Hope Poem

  • Submitted By: Ammar
  • Date Submitted: 02/03/2009 12:23 PM
  • Category: English
  • Words: 1440
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“The Drum” was written by John Scott in 1793. “Dulce et decorum est.” was written by Wilfred Owen in 1947’s. “THE DRUM” is about the recruiting soldiers and appealing to the peoples to join and help other soldiers in the Army. However on the other hand the poem “DUCE ET DECORUM EST.” what’s happened in the war. Peoples are giving there life to safe the country. About the trenches and showing the negative parts of the

“The Drum” begins with the lines “I hat that drums discordant sound parading, round, and round, and round this is continued in the first two line of the second verse. This repetitions is the peoples who are can’t be bother to help other peoples in the war and appealing peoples to join Army and save the country. However on other hand in the second line of first and second verse “parading, round, and round, and round” is about the recruiters are young and they don’t thing about the risk in the war of the life.
John Scott immediately let's the readers know his dislike of the war by saying
'I hate that drum's discordant sound,'
This is referring to the drum that is sound before the men go out to
battle. Therefore, John Scott associates the sound of the drum war. As
John Scott says he hates the drum he is showing is hatred of the war
and slaughter that goes on. As this line is repeated in the second
verse, it emphasises the writer's hatred of the war.

John Scott uses power full imagery in the poem “THE DRUM” the one of them is this "I hate that drum's discordant sound." This is the first line of "The Drum" by John Scott. It is an extremely powerful Imagery and it lets the reader know how the writer feels from the very first line. Throughout Scott's poem he uses first person narrative, which allows the reader to connect with his views about war. He is also uses in the first verse of third line to illustrate the recruitment process and how it appeals to "thoughtless youth" who...

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