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Date Posted: Fri, May 12 2017, 5:39:11
Author: Griffin Furlotte
Author Host/IP: 18.104.22.168
Subject: War Story Article Response
Love and War
The poem love and war us about relating love to the theme of war. In the way of the effort put in by a couple compared to a squad of marines or a lonely lover and a lone wolf. Either way these struggles are made out to be very similar in this piece. The word choice leads you to believe love is only for those willing to struggle, as if love was only hardship. It seems that way sometimes and the relation is visible and apparent.
To prove the claim the author uses quotes such as “Lovers all are soldiers. Youth is fit for war,” (Ovid). This quote stands out because it’s claiming love and war have a direct correlation. “Both stay up all night long, and each sleeps on the ground; one guards his mistress’s doorway, one his general’s.” (Ovid). This is apparent evidence that the statement made by this author is correct. Overall a good peace with a decent amount of truth to it.
A War Song To Englishmen
The poem “A War Song To Englishmen” by William Blake is about any amount of soldiers making preparations for war. A hype chant if you will. The poem consists of multiple things soldiers should do to prepare. This chant probably takes place before battle a sort of “bloody glory filled” battle. The language is nice and it’s formatted well. The punctuation isn’t lazy.
Sort of dark and gloomy.
The poem has it’s hype quotes like “Prepare, prepare!” to sort of amp them up I assume. The dark gloominess comes from things like “Prepare your hearts for death’s cold hand!” (Blake). Or “Prepare your souls for flight and your bodies for the earth” (Blake). Almost as if death was eminent and they should most definitely not come home so they must make preparations for their final moments in life. The author conveys tragedy and thrill into this battle chant esk poem. The poem itself is great and flows nice.
By Jeanne A. Urbin Markle
Jeanne A. Urbin Markle was in the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1975. She married an officer before he was shipped away and she became a part of the Army Nurse Corps. She was in the 93rd Evacuation Hospital Unit and the 24th as well. The 93rd was in Fort Sam Houston, Texas and the 24th was in Fort Carson Colorado and she had also been to Vietnam. She was a First Lieutenant. She had joined the army as a way of seeing the world but had never expected the horror of caring for the wounded and ill soldiers of the Vietnam War.
This story has some feelings to it, she doesn’t want to deploy and be separated from her husband. The loss that war can scare you into thinking you’ve obtained is frightening. Quotes like “We ran out of bandages one week and had to use the Stars & Stripes newspaper.” (Urbin Markle). This quote helps to visualize how horrific it was to be a nurse in this bloody conflict. Also the whole time mentally this woman is thinking about her husband and where he could possibly be, If he’s injured or dead or even ok. This story conveys emotion from the war directly instead of boring history lessons.
‘Real Combat’ Stories
By Joyce Faulkner
This article is about the combat stories of Patrick Nelson. He found it very difficult to explain these stories to his family and friends and say them multiple times. He decided to make his stories public on a blog. This blog was used for him to vent the horrible things that happened to him whilst he was in combat. The tragic stories he put on his blog as a way of relieving his pain was a huge success. The idea was also met with loads of support and even had funds raised towards the cause. It inspire other veterans to also commit to posting stories on the blog site.
This is a semi heroic story. He is a veteran which is honorable enough, but he also created this public way for veterans to express their emotions through stories they find hard to say in person. The blog was a healthy alternative for these veterans to get support and vent their stress and any other emotions like anger etc. This article is a good read and really restores any lost faith in humanity, something most people commonly lose.
By Richard Dieterle
This article is about a military force with a new captain moving under the cover of darkness. This is not easy as it’s easy to fire on your own troops in the dark, the soldiers were hesitant. They moved anyway and in the dark kept hearing things and going in circles. It’s said they all feel deja vu whilst on this night operation. They come across a loud boom in the distance. A member of another platoon had stepped on a landmine. This usually meant the loss of an arm or a leg or sometimes even death. The person had lived though as they began screaming for help. The squad began taking fire as they moved to assist the platoon that had been ambushed. The other platoon had been carrying this soldier who tripped the mine because there was no medevac, which is a medical evac like a airlift. The new platoon set up a new perimeter in the wrong area. Nobody else was hurt and in the end “that’s what it was all about: relying on one another for help.
This article is a bit longer but nothing short of exciting and utterly terrifying. The dark in a place like that with booby traps everywhere. Hidden forces ready to ambush you at any moment. You have to be on guard at all times and keep your wits about you. This article conveys how war really is and tries to elaborate on how not fun it is to be out in the dark always on watch, and always at risk. This was a good article to read for its informational value and also valuable lessons to be learned. That is to never be afraid to rely on one another for help.
Thanks to all the veterans who serves
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