The words ‘Bright Company of heaven’ refers to the stars, and ‘Hold them in high comradeship’ insinuates that if a soldier were to die in battle they would become one of the stars in heaven. The use of the words ‘They stand to him each one a friend’ and ;They gently speak in the windy weather, they guide him to valley and ridges end’ when referring to trees infers to the reader that the tree’s will guide him, and watch his back while he fights, and when he dies they will watch over him, all of this glorifying a soldiers death in battle.
Throughout the entire poem, Greenfield uses very negative words in a positive way, making the reader doubt their normal association with the word. Examples of such are ‘burning’ takes him by the throat’ thundering’ and ‘moans’. He describes the first moment of battle as both ‘burning’ and ‘Joy’ which contrast each other to create a Joyful sense with a dangerous undertones. Usually the phrase takes him by the throat’ is associated with threatening behavior yet in this sense it is also linked with the words ‘Joy of battle’ ND ‘desirable’ saying that all you will feel when the moment comes is the desire to fight grabbing you by the throat.
Greenfield also uses the word ‘moans’ with the word ‘sings’ and links them with the word ‘death’ saying that ‘In the air death moans and sings’ which is a very different and clever contrast to make, comparing the moans of death to a song, which It may sound like in reality but you cannot be sure unless you are there. This clever technique once again reiterates his pro war stance. In stanza nine, Greenfield uses religious Ideas to convince the reader that war is good, that If you ii In war It Is because God wants you to.
This Is shown In the words ‘destined will’ which are used to say that If God wants you to die In the battlefield, It will happen no matter what, it shows that death is pre-planned and whatever happens will happen. This appealed to the reader’s beliefs in god, as many people were very religious in the beginning of the twentieth century. So overall Greenfield uses many techniques to convince you, the reader, that war is a good thing and you should sign up to fight in the army rather than waiting to be called up. His clever techniques would have worked in 1914-18 but I doubt if they would work now.
How does Julian Greenfield Convey His Attitude By legalize convey his pro-war attitude. In this essay I will look deeper into those techniques and positive personification of nature. This is shown when he uses phrases such as; ‘All the bright company of Heaven, Hold them in their high comradeship’, ‘They stand to normal association with the word. Examples of such are ‘burning takes him by the throat’ thundering and ‘moans’. He describes the first moment of battle as both burning and ‘Joy which contrast each other to create a Joyful sense with a dangerous undertones.
Usually the phrase takes him by the throat’ is associated with fight grabbing you by the throat. Greenfield also uses the word ‘moans’ with the word death to a song, which it may sound like in reality but you cannot be sure unless you nine, Greenfield uses religious ideas to convince the reader that war is good, that if you die in war it is because God wants you to.