Conflict

Old Timers by Carl Sandburg

‘Old Timers’ by Carl Sandburg speaks on the nature of war. Sandburg alludes to the ways in which history repeats itself no matter which country or time period one is in. 

Old Timers by Carl Sandburg Visual Representation

Song of the Powers by David Mason

Published in 1996, in David Mason’s award-winning collection, The Country I Remember, ‘Song of the Powers’ uses a children’s game, “stone, paper, scissors,” in order to comment on the futility of power.

Song of the Powers by David Mason Visual Representation

Snow by Louis MacNeice

‘Snow’ by Louis MacNeice looks like a straightforward poem about a winter scene, but the truth is much more complex.

Snow by Louis MacNeice Visual Representation

The Death of a Toad by Richard Wilbur

‘The Death of a Toad’ by Richard Wilbur speaks on the death of a toad and relates the tragedy to the larger problem of humankind’s conflict with nature. 

The Garden by Ezra Pound

‘The Garden’ by Ezra Pound describes the emotional conflict caused by changes in the upper and lower classes of England during the ending months of WWI. 

War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

‘War Photographer’ by Carol Ann Duffy is an interesting poem. It depicts the unrest in the world from a photographer’s perspective.

A Poison Tree by William Blake

The poem ‘A Poison Tree,’ published in the year 1794, is one of the most wonderful and appreciated works of poetry by William Blake.

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