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Compare how human suffering is presented in Disabled and Refugee BluesRefugee Blues and Disabled are two poems which both convey sadness Both men are suffering and have been very affected as a result of war Refugee Blues is a poem which was written before the start of World War 2 It is about a married couple that have been rejected and thrown out of Germany due to prejudice against their religious beliefs if youve got no passport youre officially dead The plight of the refugees is that no matter where they go rejection will always confront them They have been forced to travel from one country to another to find sanctuary Disabled is a poem about a young man in the aftermath of war whose horrific injuries have left him wheelchair bound He finds himself shunned by those who once held him in high esteem all of them touch him like some queer disease Both poets use many techniques to show suffering such as similes repetition rhyme enjambment and rhetorical questions Both Owen and Auden use repetition to portray suffering in Disabled and Refugee Blues The repetition of Why dont they come puts emphasis on the fact that the man is alone with no one to talk to it also highlights his loneliness and his confusion as to why no one cares about him Moreover he might be crying out to the whole of humanity not just to his carer this shows desperation in that he will take whatever help he can get from anyone The rhetorical question in the quotation shows his desperation and that he relies on other people to care for him due to his lost limbs Auden also uses repetition in Refugee Blues to depict suffering yet theres no place for us my dear stressing that the man has lost all hope of finding somewhere to settle in his own country The use of the repetition of the
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