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Modern Era And Brave New world. Alexi Anderson, Kaylin Kozesky , Jason Poruznik , Bekah Schultz. T wentieth C entury/ aka M odern E ra. A uthors’ I nformation. S iegfried Sasson. Background : Born into a high level English society class - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Modern Era


Brave New worldAlexi Anderson, Kaylin Kozesky, Jason Poruznik, Bekah Schultz

Twentieth Century/ aka Modern Era

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Authors Information

Siegfried Sasson

Background:Born into a high level English society class Lived the life of a country gentleman until WWI started He was a patriot and an idealist but after 2yrs his view were stark and savage depicting trench warfare.Diagnosed with shellshock and was put in a hospital where he met Wilfred Owen Works:- Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928)- The Rear-Guard (1917)

(1886-1967)Wilfred Owen(1893-1918)


Was interested in experimental techniques and mastered the half rhymeHis model was John Keats and he studied the French poetsHis poetry progress was made in the war trenches and military hospitalsWork: Dulce et Decorum Est

Graham GreeneBackground:

Wrote serious idealistic novels dealing with moral dilemmas and his light entertainments and thrillersHis intention was to always tell the truthHis Catholic faith later in life was an important factor to his writingWorks:-The Man Within (1929) - his first novel Stamboul Train (1932)-Brighton Rock (1938)-The Power and the Glory (1940)-The Destroyers(1904-1991)

Ted Hughes(1930-1998)


Used violent nature imagery to symbolize the human condition Was married to Sylvia PlathWas accused of being responsible for her deathTo him, nature represented the darkest impulses of the human heartWork:-Hawk Roosting

James JoyceBackground:

Ulysses was originally thought too scandalous to be printedInfluenced modern writers by portraying the flow of thoughtUsed stream of consciousness- attempt to portray the thinking mind directly Works:- Ulysses (1922)- Araby(1882-1941)

D.H. LawrenceBackground:

Began publishing poems when he was a teacher Traveled to Italy and while there he began to see industrialized England as corrosive and oppressiveBelieved in blood knowledge- balancing ones animal sense with ones intellect

Works:The Rocking-Horse Winner (1885-1930)

Dylan ThomasBackground:

Wrote most of his most famous works before he was 20 As a child he was continually torn between a wish to live up to the expectations of his father and the impulse to please his mother His poems are a mix f intricate complication and preacher-like eloquence

Works:- Fern Hill- In my craft or sullen artDo Not Go Gentle into That Good Night(1914-1953)Aldous HuxleyBackground:

Works:- Brave New World (1931)(1894-1963)

Literature Studied

The Rear-Guard-Siegfried Sassoon


This poem tells or the horrors of a man stumbling through trenches during WWI. He findshimself upon the corpse of a soldier.

The Rear-Guard-Siegfried Sassoon

Literary Terms:

Trench Poet- Poets who wrote war poetry but hoped their work would survive and continue to serve as a warning.

(EX: Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen)

Oxymoron- a figure of speech that combines apparently contradictory ideas.

The Rear-Guard-Siegfried Sassoon


Imagery: helps the audience see the action and feel the emotions better in the poem.

Irony: Tell the dead soldier to guide him through the tunnel

Oxymoron: rosy gloom


This poem is about the consequences that happen to a soldier who does not get his mask on promptly.

Dulce et Decorum-Wilfred Owen


Literary Terms:

Hyperbole a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion or create a comic effect.

Simile- A figure of speech that makes a comparison betweenbetween two seeminglyunlike things by using a connective world such aslike, as, than, or resembles.Tone- The attitude a writer takes toward a reader, a subject,or a character.Dulce et Decorum-Wilfred Owen

Analysis: Oxymoron: Ecstasy of fumblingDesperate glorySimile: -floundring like a man in fire or lime-obscene as cancer-bitter as the end of vileTone:-disgustedHyperbole:His hanging face, like a devils sick of sin;If you could hear, at every jolt, the bloodCome gargling fro the froth-corrupted lungs,Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cudOf vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,- (lns20-24).Dulce et Decorum-Wilfred Owen


This story is about a gang of young boys who are led by a new leader named T. Their old leader, Blackie suggests they sneak free bus rides, but T. wants to destroy Mr. Thomas' house. The only house that survived the bombing from World War II.

The Destructors-Graham Greene

The Destructors-Graham GreeneLiterary Terms:

Irony a contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality- between what is said and what is really meant between what is expected and what really happens between what appears to be true and what really is true


Irony: -The house that didnt get destroyed by bombs got destroyed by children-T.'s father is an architect and T. ends up destroying a house -T. is supposed to lead to build, but leads to destroy -The horoscope warned Mr. Thomas, "Danger of serious crash" and his house ends up being destroyed Theme: -War destroys innocence. The Destructors-Graham Greene


This poem is about a hawk seeking after its prey and its' thoughts during the process

Hawk Roosting-Ted Hughes

Literary Terms:

Personification- giving a creature or object characteristics akin to human consciousness, desire, and will.

Hawk Roosting-Ted Hughes

Analysis: Personification: The hawk is introspective and reflective. The hawk knows what is his and no one can deny him his right to his prey.

Hawk Roosting-Ted Hughes


This poem is about Sylvia Plath reciting Chaucer in a field.

Chaucer-Ted Hughes

Literary Terms:

Imagery- language that appeals to the sense

Chaucer-Ted Hughes


Imagery: -spring sky, flying laundry, new emerald of the thorns

Chaucer-Ted Hughes


A boy falls in love with a young neighbor girl. Eventually he speaks to her and finds out she is unable to attend the Araby she wanted to go to. He promises to go to the carnival and get her a gift. Unfortunately he is unable to obtain her a gift and has a treacherous realization.

Araby-James Joyce

Literary Terms:

Epiphany- a moment of sudden insight or revelation experienced by a character

Araby-James Joyce


Irony: -He went on a quest to get her a gift anddoesn't get it - His love for the girl is overblown and in the end he getsnothing in return

Epiphany:-He realizes his "love" was for nothing I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity: and my eyes burnedwith anguish and anger (Probst ,990).Araby-James Joyce


A young English woman marries a man with no "luck". She is constantly haunted by her failures and her children notice it. Paul, her son wants to help his mother obtain luck. His childhood rocking horse gives Paul knowledge of horses that will win the Derby. In the end, Paul tries to obtain luck and dies in the process.The Rocking-Horse Winner -D.H. Lawrence

Literary Terms:

Theme the central idea or insight of a work of literature

The Rocking-Horse Winner -D.H. Lawrence

Literary Terms:

Theme: - Materialism leads to the exclusion of more important things such as love.

The Rocking-Horse Winner -D.H. Lawrence

Summary: This poem is a memory of Dylan Thomas' childhood and his enchanted life in the Welsh countryside.Fern Hill -Dylan ThomasLiterary Terms:Paradox- An apparent contradiction that is actually true.

Lyric Poetry- Poetry that focuses on expressing emotions or thoughts, rather than on telling a story.

Fern Hill -Dylan ThomasAnalysis:Personification:- Time is personified when it lets him hail and climb and play and beParadox:- He's saying that the lovers are his audience and who he writes poetry for but, they don't directly support him. Imagery: -wanderer white with the dew - spellbound horses walking warm out of the whinnying green stable Lyric poem:- Focuses on his thoughts and emotions about his memories of his childhood. Fern Hill -Dylan ThomasSummary:

In My Craft or Sullen Art -Dylan ThomasLiterary Terms:


In My Craft or Sullen Art -Dylan ThomasAnalysis:

Theme: -In My Craft or Sullen Art -Dylan ThomasSummary:

This poem is an elegy telling a dying man not to surrender to death, but to challenge it.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night -Dylan ThomasLiterary Terms:

Elegy- a poem that mourns death of a person or laments something lost.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night -Dylan ThomasAnalysis:

Metaphors: - good night being compared to death - light compared to life

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night -Dylan ThomasElements of a ModernShort Story Probst, Robert E., Robert Anderson, and John Leggett. Elements of Literature. Literature of Britain with World Classics. Sixth Course ed. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000. Print.

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