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    Hi guys, one of the objectives for the english lit is to be perceptive, so I was wondering how I could improve this analysis even further, so;

    Wilfred gives a stark impression on the madness of war by contrasting 'O what made fatuous sunbeams toil' with 'to break earth's sleep at all?'. The word toil suggests hard work whereas fatuous sounds stupid and caring.

    What else can I say about these quotes?
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    Hi guys, one of the objectives for the english lit is to be perceptive, so I was wondering how I could improve this analysis even further, so;

    Wilfred gives a stark impression on the madness of war by contrasting 'O what made fatuous sunbeams toil' with 'to break earth's sleep at all?'. The word toil suggests hard work whereas fatuous sounds stupid and caring.

    What else can I say about these quotes?
    When doing PEE (point evidence explain) or PQC (Point quote comment), when explaining / commenting, it's particularly important to relate the quote back to the poem as a whole, otherwise it is just in isolation and we don't know if you really understand the real effects of the poem as a whole. You should always have a mid-view (the quote itself), and in-depth view (looking at literary effects and words used) and a wide general view (your main point and comments) when writing a point:

    Owen gives a stark impression on the madness and calamity of war by the almost oxymoronic statement, 'O what made fatuous sunbeams toil'; the word 'toil' is suggestive of struggle and hardship, whereas fatuous is resonant of futility and carelessness. This sense of madness and futility is extended by the rhetorical question, 'to break earth's sleep at all?', as Owen now directly probes the purpose of the sun creating life, reflecting back on his diatribe against moving the dead soldier; Owen argues both are futile and worthless.
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    When doing PEE (point evidence explain) or PQC (Point quote comment), when explaining / commenting, it's particularly important to relate the quote back to the poem as a whole, otherwise it is just in isolation and we don't know if you really understand the real effects of the poem as a whole. You should always have a mid-view (the quote itself), and in-depth view (looking at literary effects and words used) and a wide general view (your main point and comments) when writing a point:

    Owen gives a stark impression on the madness and calamity of war by the almost oxymoronic statement, 'O what made fatuous sunbeams toil'; the word 'toil' is suggestive of struggle and hardship, whereas fatuous is resonant of futility and carelessness. This sense of madness and futility is extended by the rhetorical question, 'to break earth's sleep at all?', as Owen now directly probes the purpose of the sun creating life, reflecting back on his diatribe against moving the dead soldier; Owen argues both are futile and worthless.
    Perfect I'm terrible at English, I just want to get my A and never do it again in my life. Anyway Cheers !
 
 
 
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