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War What Is It Good For The conflicts of war are not only fought on the battlefield but are inscribed on paper to instill an illusion of war Following are two authors Samuel L Clemens known as Mark Twain and Stephen Cranes independent writings concerning war Mark Twains The War Prayer and Stephen Cranes Fast Rode The Knight expresses their view of honor and valor and how to describe death along with defeat and terror in the minds of the reader In the The War Prayer Mark Twain illustrates lines of soldiers facing the enemy and speeding toward their opposition His images portray feelings of haste fear and capture the excitement of combat The reader sees the soldiers in the very moment that there family and friends envisioned for them earlier in the passage Similar to Twain Crane grabs hold of the mixed emotions of excitement and fear involved in war In his poem Fast Rode The Knight Crane depicts a knight in the different stages of war The excitement and anticipation is captured as he illustrates the knight riding into war and a sense of relief is shown as the knight survived the experience Thus capturing the courage involved in being a knight Authors use figurative language as a means to gain impact freshness of expression or to give a pictorial effect In The War Prayer there is symbolism in Mark Twains illustration of the stranger The stranger is portrayed as a Christ like figure who has come from the Throne bearing a message from Almighty God He has come to try to change the viewpoints of the people and impose his beliefs on them but his efforts fail Crane and Twain both create characters that are capable of being understood in two or more possible ways Crane uses the horse in Fast Rode The Knight to represent all the knight has left behind in going to war In doing so he
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