The War Works Hard

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The War Works Hard

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  • 1. 
    How magnificent the war is! How eager and efficient! Early in the morning it wakes up to the sirensand dispatches ambulances to various places swings corpses through the airrolls stretchers to the wounded summons rain from the eyes of mothersdigs into the earth dislodging many things from under the ruins...Some are lifeless and glistening others are pale and still throbbing... It produces the most questions in the minds of children entertains the gods by shooting fireworks and missiles into the sky sows mines in the fields and reaps punctures and blisters urges families to emigrate stands beside the clergy men as they curse the devil (poor devil, he remains with one hand in the searing fire)...the war continues working, day and night.It inspires tyrants to deliver long speeches awards medals to generals and themes to poets it contributes to the industry of artificial limbs provides food for flies adds pages to the history books achieves equality between killer and killed teaches lovers to write letters accustoms young women to waiting fills the newspaper writes articles with pictures builds new houses for orphans invigorates the coffin maker gives grave diggers a pat on the back and paints a smile on the leader's face. It works with unparalleled diligence! Yet no one gives it a word of praise. 
  • 2. 
    The disorderly structure of the poem reveals 
    • A. 

      The author's lack of organization

    • B. 

      The chaotic nature of war

    • C. 

      The speaker's passionate apotheosis of war

    • D. 

      The praiseworthy qualities of war

    • E. 

      The uselessness and futility of war

  • 3. 
    The literary device used throughout the poem that is in relation to the war is
    • A. 

      Allegory

    • B. 

      Rhyme

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Simile

    • E. 

      Satire

  • 4. 
    Lines 19-21 ("entertain the gods by shooting fireworks and missiles into the sky" are an example of the poem's use of 
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Allusion

    • D. 

      Imagery

    • E. 

      Parody

  • 5. 
    The tone of the poem can be best described as 
    • A. 

      Sentimental glorification

    • B. 

      Tragic reflection

    • C. 

      Lighthearted observation

    • D. 

      Indifferent observation

    • E. 

      Reflective frustration

  • 6. 
    Overall, the poem attempts to 
    • A. 

      Challenge the idea that war is heroic

    • B. 

      Highlight the glory and necessity of war

    • C. 

      Reveal the speaker's belief that war is inevitable

    • D. 

      Offer a criticism of the United States' war on terror

    • E. 

      Address the effects war has on the environment