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Explore the way poets express attitude in a strong and effective wayIn this essay I will look at how different poets express attitude and the ways that the use to do so The first poem is Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon the second is Those Bastards in their mansions by Simon Armitage and the last one is On the life of Man by Sir Walter Raleigh Each of them talk about different things to do with life and use a variety of techniquesBase Details by Siegfried Sassoon I will begin by explaining Base Details which was by Siegfried Sassoon The poet criticism was the portrayal of the rank and file of soldiers They observance has been made as to how the officer class majors were living in luxury while soldiers were living in hardship and fighting until death The title Base is where the army headquarters are It could also mean unpleasant Details means individual points or small troops of soldiers Both meanings apply to the poem The poet uses this title because it is about the unpleasant details of the majors who use the poor innocent and unfortunate soldiers The whole poem describes them as physically immoral and unpleasant He says bald and short of breath which gives to us that the majors are chubby implying the majors are lazy He uses an offensive word like scarlet which has several ghastly meanings One meaning is shameless behaviour because they are shameless and have no guilt Another meaning is they have blood on their hands being responsible for death of the soldiers The poets attitude is the majors are responsible for the death of the soldiersSassoon uses alliteration repeatedly He describes them as puffy meaning fat and Petulant which means complaining about paltry things Therefore the poets view is that the majors are always complaining on small things while not caring about anything for the soldiers The word like guzzling is
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