Anthem for Doomed Youth
Anthem for Doomed Youth Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
The speaker of "Anthem for Doomed Youth" never says the words soldier or war. He never names a country or particular dispute. In a way, he's signaling to us that this poem is not about specific bat...
Choirs, candles, palls, and bells? "Anthem for Doomed Youth" is chock full of religious imagery, but it lacks the peaceful, contemplative feel you might expect. Instead, our speaker is bent on comp...
Here's the deal: the big problem with war is that people die. We know, we know. Duh. Still, we figure it's worth pointing out that even though "Anthem for Doomed Youth" doesn't directly mention dea...
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