NAN – 10EN2 – Context of ‘The Drum’ – Due Thursday 27th

Write 3 paragraphs about the context of the poem ‘The Drum’.

E – Include when the poem was written, what was happening then and the poet’s view point on it.

D – Include when the poem was written, what was happening then, the poet’s view point on it and how this was shown through the poem.

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5 thoughts on “NAN – 10EN2 – Context of ‘The Drum’ – Due Thursday 27th

  1. Harry Cheong

    The writer John Scott is in a war, the war have seven years between Britain and France. He don’t want to have war , perhaps inspired by the radical pacifism of his Quaker faith, he declares his opposition. The opening of each stanza, with that bold pronouncement “I hate,” dares the world to disagree. This is poet’s view point.
    In this poem we know a lot of people was death, and we see a merry-go-round of mayhem and murder: “ruined swains” (young men) and “widow’s tears.” Even children are slain. People are stripped of their dignity, now merely “mangled limbs” and “groans.” The repetition of “and” adds a sense of scale, as if one horror will always be topped by another. “Ambition” has become “Misery.” The chronicle of history has become nothing more than a “catalogue of woes.”
    John Scott’s poem uses powerful repetition, rhythm and rhyme to evoke the sound of the drum and also to compete with it.

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  2. morgan

    John Scott’s poem uses powerful repetition, rhythm and rhyme to evoke the sound of the drum and also to compete with it.

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  3. kurtis

    the poet uses lots of repetition to show emotion although the poem sounds negative where it said I hate that drums sound. I just it means it never stops.

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  4. leon

    the poem is mostly made up of repartition and the emotion is right because it is slow and talking about death and peoples body parts

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  5. iron tidge (brandon)

    i think that the poem ”the drum”. is an interesting peom because in the first stanza it talks about what good side of the army is for example ‘glittering arms’
    this shows the good side of the army because there is no dark parts of being in the army in this stanza.

    in the second stanza there is the negative side of being in the army because says things like ‘And mangled limbs, and dying groans,’ this shows the dark side of being in the army because it is like seing the limbs of people and YOU could of caused that and if people didnt enter the army that might not of happened.

    🙂 by: Brandon. Harding 😛

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