The poem Flanders Fields is a poem about the men who fought in world war 1. It tells us how they once lived normal happy lives and now they are either dead or traumatized by the war.
This poem is a lyric poem in the structure of a French rondeau. A rondeau is made up by three stanzas with a total of fifteen lines. Now the unique thing about a rondeau is that lines 9 and 15 are the same rhyme. So the rhymes look like aabba, aabc, aabc.
Identifying figures of speech
For this poem I believe there is three different figures of speeches. The first literary device I found was Alliteration. Alliteration is the use of an repeating consonant sound. For example in line one the term Flanders Fields has two similar sounding Fs. The next literary device I found was Assonance. Assonance is used in a stressed syllable, the key here is the repetition of a similar consonant sound. This can be seen in line 13 with the words break, and faith. And the next figure of speech I found was the metaphor. Surprisingly I only spotted one metaphor and that was in line 12.
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By Max Kuroiwa
In Baghdad, the Taliban blow
In the sandy streets row on row
And in the sky the napalms fly
On to the Taliban who yell and cry
As they lay in the dirt so low.
They are now dead, few days ago
They lived, raped, and killed like beasts you know
Hated and were hated, and now they lie
Soldier pick up your rifle and put on a show
For there are many more Talibans to kill you know.
Theres one! Aim for the head and say goodbye
Then call in an air strike and blow them up sky high.
We shall not sleep until they are all gone till the last embryo.
The war on terrorism still continues today. Everyday I read about the Taliban, ISIS, and so called “Freedom fighters” who kill and rape innocent man, woman and children everyday. We must all unite to put a stop to this once in for all. To be honest I hate terrorists and in the near future I will apply for a job that destroys these inhuman savages. But for now all I can do is to get good grades and create a poem expressing my thoughts on them. In Flanders Fields is a legendary poem. I remember reading it and reciting it to the class in 6th grade. This poem had an big influence on me. Since i read this poem I researched about world war 1 and war in general and I got to know the horrors of it. Now we live in a fairly peaceful time period. But the ones who are treating this peace are the terrorists in the middle east. So I arranged the poem and made my own poem that fits right into the stanza. Flanders field is a poem that is about men dying and focusing on the sad aspect of it. While my one is more about killing and celebrating the deaths of terrorists. As a global minded citizen I feel like the religion Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. I know this from the friends I have and the people I have met. Terrorists and Islam are two different things, though these terrorists claim to be Muslims, they do not follow the Quran with their outrageous lifestyle. So the topic here is both similar and different. I also used the same literary devices as the original poem. I sure had a lot of fun with this assignment. PS: Support the troops!