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Dreamers~Siegfried Sassoon~ ELA poem

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Gaby Leung

on 7 March 2013

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Transcript of Dreamers~Siegfried Sassoon~ ELA poem

Dreamers By: Siegfried Sassoon Literary Devices Theme The author wants people to realize that when the soldiers are in war, they live in extremely poor conditions “I see them in foul dug-outs, gnawed by rats, 9 And in the ruined trenches, lashed with rain, 10 ”. Some people may think that soldiers are always brave and thinking of heroic deeds, but in fact during the battle they only hope for the warmth of their family and home. The End~ Tone of the Poem Figure of Speech Rhyme Scheme
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The Structure of the Poem The Meaning of the Title Getting to the point... When and Where is the Poem Talking About? About the Poem As the title obviously states, the poem is about people who dream, but the word can also mean "a person who lives in a world of fantasy; one who is impractical and unrealistic.". The Poem takes place in World War I, presumably about the soldiers in Vietnam When a war takes place and soldiers are sent out to fight for their country, people imagine soldiers fighting honorably and probably dying an honorable death. Siegfried Sassoon does not write about the physical fight that the soldiers go through, but rather their psychological battle. Siegfried points out the horrible environment the soldiers have to live in, and also the mundane (plain or normal) things that they wish for before their fighting starts The author of the poem uses a simple "ABAB" ryhme scheme. This poem has only two stanzas Metaphor- The author uses a serious and morbid tone, as to let the audience feel the anguish of the soldiers. The tone helps the audience to create an image in their mind. Prezi Made by Gaby~ “...Death’s grey land” (1), this phrase symbolizes the battle field Alliteration- “Soldiers are citizens “(1)
“Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows” (2)
“Soldiers are sworn” (5)
“flaming fatal climax “(6)
“balls and bats” (11) Repetition - "Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land" (1)
"Soldiers are sworn to action; they must win "(5)
"Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin" (7) Irony - When soldiers go to war, they think of bravery and valor, but when the fighting is about to begin, they actually think about the simple things in life which they have taken for granted Soldiers preparing for war Dug out holes Family letters Horrible living conditions
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