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I hear an army mati ripoll and tomy braun


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This is our presentation about the poem we analysed, I hear an army.

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I hear an army mati ripoll and tomy braun

  1. 1. I hear an army- James Royce Tomás Braun and Matías Ripoll
  2. 2. James royce - The author James Royce was an irish-american composer and lyricist born on May 13th of 1881. He commited suicide on May 19th of 1946(65 years old). He began his musical career at a very young age, in collaboration with his mother. His first significant composition was Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral in 1914. Royce lived most of his life in detroit, where he owned and operated a theatrical company that toured in both Europe and USA. Royce was also the manager of a chain of music stores in Michigan and the assistant manager of the Majestic theatre in Detroit. James Royce's writings are known for being filled with musical references, allusions and playful irony. He wrote a poetry collection of 36 poems, called Chamber Music, from which "I hear an army" is the last poem of it.
  3. 3. Literature period When the poem was written, In 1907, the Literature period present was the Imagism, a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language. Although it was created in this year, it didn't sell at the time of it's publication but acquired a huge recognition a decade later, in the 20s, during WW1. This time was known as the start of modernism.
  4. 4. Title The title anticipates to the reader that this poem is going to deal with the horrors and nightmares of war, as it portrays an image in which an army is approaching the author, therefore threatening him.,Furthermore, it also was a preceding piece for war poetry, as this was was written during modernism, before the war, but shares the same criticism on it.
  5. 5. ● Voice/adresse: first person, descriptive, describes the loss of someone during war ● Tone: soft, questioning, angry ● Theme: nightmare, suffering from war ● Literary devices: 1. Simile: “as upon an anvil” 2. Imagery: “they cry unto the night their battle-name” 3. Metaphor: “the thunder of horses plunging” 4. Repetition “clanging, clanging upon the heart” f
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